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Little Vacations
by Daniel S. McTaggart
Monday, March 22, 2004
Rated "G" by the Author.
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travel is escape
from brutal redundancy
of daily routine

though I like travel
I sometimes feel exhausted
by a hollow drone

the tangy echo
of an undulating road
rolling like my tires

it is times like this
I stop by the road to take
little vacations

roadside stores shining
with sugary glaze lure me
from a jaded path

I walk through glass doors
sliding apart and hissing
like scared animals

the ambient light
is floating like aimless mist
from a luckless dawn

cash registers sing
with a haunted aria
through a shadowed hall

and in the bathrooms
messages scrawled on pale walls
from prior gypsies

women's phone numbers
and highway philosophies
flocked like tangled wire

I'm back on the road
speculating who I might
call for a good time

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Reviewed by Amira van Kerk 7/13/2004
Hmmm.
But at least it is some getting away from daily's routine.
Make the best out of it.
Reviewed by April Pittman 4/14/2004
I am a poet who feeds off of my own emotion regarding life. You are a poet who feeds off of life itself and all that it contains. My envy knows no bounds. There is so much of myself, where I've been, what I've seen, the things I've lived, that I want to share with you, if only to see those experiences put into words as beautiful as yours.
Reviewed by Graham Donnachaidh 4/2/2004
I don't know what to say about this...
I have to e-mail this to my son in Scotland...
he is a waysyde traveller...and this piece reminds me so much...of him...

Mountain poet...travel someday to my Highland glens...your words would do such justice....

Slainte..

Graham
Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader) 3/26/2004
Amazingly great.....Love your writing......ty, Dani
Reviewed by Susan Sparks (Reader) 3/25/2004
I'm having trouble reading this--someone stepped on my glasses and gave them a good crunch. Little Vatican? I thought the Vatican was big. P.S. I've read some pretty good poetry on the inside of public restroom stalls.
Reviewed by Trish - The Trickster 3/24/2004
Are you sure you are not in Southwestern Ontario...one of my fav. ways to travel as well. Love stopping at galleries, stores, and nature reserves. Excellent write.
Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot 3/24/2004
Long trips are kinda boring, what would we do without roadhouses?

Brought back memories TY.
Ch'erie
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 3/23/2004
(((mountain man)))

authentic, real write--love it

i need a little vacation

(((HUGS))) and love, karla. :)
Reviewed by Anna Marie Fritz (Reader) 3/23/2004
Splendid piece of work here, Mountain Poet!
Whatever you do, though, don't call "Lonesome 77203."
{A mountain man wrote that one, too, didn't he?}
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 3/23/2004
nice little write, mountain poet; so enjoyed this~

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :D
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik 3/23/2004
"the tangy echo of an undulating road" <------ this is only ONE of the marvelous mass of metaphors herein... MP, not only is this a treat for the poetic word over, it's one of those that lingers, to pop up when hitting the road or wandering near and far... "little vacations" from "brutal redundancy" has me looking inward... I do this too! As poets, we hope to move, to touch the reader... I'm filled with this one! I'm saving it to my library. Wow! katy xox.
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 3/23/2004
I love to stop in those out of touch places and have a look see into the past. Enjoyed this little vacation. Lisa
Reviewed by Debashish Haar (Reader) 3/23/2004
I always like your imagery...and this is done in ku...Brilliant work, Dannyboy!
Reviewed by jude forese 3/22/2004
it's the little vacations that go a long way ... excellent ku ...
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/22/2004
Excellent write !!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 3/22/2004
Excellent ku.

Elizabeth
Reviewed by E T Waldron 3/22/2004
Thanks for the lovely little vacation surrounded by light;-) I truly enjoy your word pictures.
Reviewed by Sally Odgers 3/22/2004
I'll never look at a road trip in the same way again! This inspires me to put up my own "roadtrip" poem... Call Michael.

Sallyo.
Reviewed by Lori Moore 3/22/2004
Hope you make the right call. Nice write.



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