Travel

Travel: Travel is the movement of people between relatively distant geographical locations, and can involve travel by foot, bicycle, automobile, train, boat, airplane, or other means, with or without luggage, and can be one way or round trip.

In the car,
A long way to go.
Are we nearly there yet?
For the millionth time ‘no!’

Turning left,
Then straight on.
Missed our turning,
Gone very wrong.

Children are bored,
Whinging and grumpy.
Bum is numb,
Road is bumpy.

Chocolate, treats,
Keep them happy.
Music on,
Oh no! Smelly nappy!

Play eye spy,
read or sleep.
Distracted for seconds,
Attention must keep.

Kilometres, miles,
Long way to go.
Sometimes drive fast,
Roadworks, drive slow.

Pins and needles,
Sat for too long.
Packed full of bags,
Room for us…none.

Destination, arrival!
French bread and wine!
Holiday begins now,
Stinky cheese is all mine. 😉

This poem was written with the help of my 12 year old daughter during our long journey to our gite in France!

Prose for Thought

12 Comments on Travel

  1. Emma from over at LIFE AS IT IS
    August 8, 2013 at 9:34 am (6 years ago)

    Ooh la la how you are rewarded in the final verse! So worth the effort. Hope it is easier on your return! xx

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    • InstinctiveMum
      August 19, 2013 at 7:22 am (6 years ago)

      Lol no easier on return thanks to many traffic jams, but the holiday was worth all of the travelling!

      Reply
  2. blueberetmum
    August 8, 2013 at 10:22 am (6 years ago)

    Enjoy your holiday! we have a long drive on Saturday…. x

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    • InstinctiveMum
      August 19, 2013 at 7:22 am (6 years ago)

      Thank you! Hope your long drive went ok!

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  3. uncheshire wife
    August 8, 2013 at 1:25 pm (6 years ago)

    It will be worth every minute of the drive to be in beautiful France. Have a lovely time.

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    • InstinctiveMum
      August 19, 2013 at 7:22 am (6 years ago)

      Thank you, we had an amazing time!

      Reply
  4. Helen Braid (@EllieAllAtSea)
    August 9, 2013 at 6:32 am (6 years ago)

    Ah that universal phrase ‘Are we there yet?’ – but its always more tolerable on the way… have a fabulous holiday x

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    • InstinctiveMum
      August 19, 2013 at 7:23 am (6 years ago)

      Thank you, it was an amazing holiday!

      Reply
  5. Verily Victoria Vocalises
    August 9, 2013 at 10:29 pm (6 years ago)

    I love the pace of this, it’s fantastic. Hope you have a wonderful holiday – I am guessing you are in France again? Thank you so much for linking to Prose for Thought x

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    • InstinctiveMum
      August 19, 2013 at 7:23 am (6 years ago)

      Yes France again! It has been amazing, provided me with lots of things to write poetry about! X

      Reply
  6. Helen
    August 14, 2013 at 4:35 pm (6 years ago)

    this really captures a long journey! ‘Room for us-none’- very true!

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    • InstinctiveMum
      August 19, 2013 at 7:29 am (6 years ago)

      Such a long journey, but worth every minute!

      Reply

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