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Are We There Yet?

by Scott Blackmer 11 months ago in inspirational

The Long and Winding Road

Are We There Yet?
Photo by Aldric RIVAT on Unsplash

Sometimes we have a need for speed; I don’t deny.

But I’m a traveler and like to see the scenery

and stop to savor local foods and scents

and test my ear and tongue on new accents.

Can’t do that at impatient rates of haste

where overlooks and landmarks count as waste

and fast food fuels the race until the end

with no spare change of time or joy to spend

on unplanned discoveries, adventures found

in unknown cities and unfamiliar ground,

where each stranger is a friend I haven’t met

and each dawn a golden sun that hasn’t set.

The destination matters, but the way

of getting there must mean as much, I’d say.

Perhaps a journey has a thousand ends.

Are we there yet? Again and again.


Scott Blackmer

Lawyer, writer, traveler. Launched the Traynor's World young adult series in 2020 (www.traynorsworld.com).

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