Friday, 14 June 2013

Rucksack




I will wake up one fine day,
Pack my rucksack and be away.
Perhaps I'll leave a note by the kitchen sink
The family will see it there,  I think.
And now I feel guilty about the other half
I'll be happy if he joins me, it will be a laugh.
Maybe I'll leave him a special note.
He can join me, if it floats his boat.
I'll be by myself for a couple of weeks,
Find a quiet place, enjoy a few treats.
When he is ready, his bags all packed,
His employers informed with the utmost of tact.
Then we shall begin the tour of our years,
Putting behind us our dreary careers.
We've dotted the i's and crossed all the t's.
Educated our kids in the birds and the bees.
Done all the things we're supposed to do,
Now it's time for us, yes,  just us two.
It's our time to remember at last, once more
How to do all the things that we used to adore.
It's been so long since it's been just we,
We will have to experiment with fun and see
Well, just thinking about it has given me cheer
But, there are mails in the inbox and the phone's ringing, oh dear!

16 comments:

  1. The dream and the reality. Well expressed!

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    1. Thank you Nan
      I appreciate your comments

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  2. there is a freedom when one lets go and wanders...this dream of this freedom came through in these words...

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    1. Robert, thank you. I am glad you could feel my urge for freedom.

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  3. It's an amazing stage of life when you reach it. Time to remember who we were before life weighed us down. This is gorgeous!

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    1. Talon so true about enjoying this time of life. Thank you

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  4. I think a lot of people can empathize with this. After the kids are gone it is your time once again, and it can be a good time indeed. Hope this becomes a reality for you! Smiles. (Welcome to Poets United Poetry Pantry!! Hope to see you here often.)

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    1. Mary,
      Thanks for your welcome and comments. I hope to join in again soon.

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  5. Oh I so get this! Smiles to you! And I hope you two get to travel and enjoy!

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    1. I think it strikes a chord with lots of us Audrey. Thanks for your comments.

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  6. smiles. i def feel this at times....just hitting the road and leaving behind all the expectations and responsibilities and forging a new life, a new path...hey if you want something bad enough, go for it...smiles.

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    1. Hey Brian

      I might just go for it.
      Thanks for your lovely comments

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  7. What a delightful poem! I was smiling with every verse--can definitely relate to this--we are looking at ways to escape now that all our "duties" with kids are complete. Hope that you two get to escape soon :-)

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    1. Thanks Sara

      The urge is getting stronger, watch this space....

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  8. ...i appreciate the effort to rhyme.... and this was a delight to read... i enjoyed it... smiles...

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    1. Hey Kelvin, thanks, I appreciate your comments.

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