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An Insider's Eye

Touring as a tourist
You can only get so far.
The guidebooks give the highlights
So you know just where they are.

But if you have a cousin
Who's a local, as do I,
You get to see the city
From a real insider's eye.

The neighborhoods, so varied,
Every hill and all the views,
Presented on a platter
I could patiently peruse.

The ocean with its fury 
And the fog around the bay,
Seen with someone who resides there
Leave impressions that will stay.

Though I've traveled lots of cities
With just books to be my guide,
It's a privilege to have access
To an eye that sees inside.

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  1. Date: 4/10/2013 9:49:00 AM
    amazing poetry you write ilene, looking out from the inside,, that relates to so much with in the human race, and the planet...

  1. Date: 4/8/2013 12:14:00 PM
    Sounds like quite the trip you we're on. Thanks for sharing it with us. Enjoyed. These poems are some of your best. That west coast air, probably. :)

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 1:17:00 PM
    I really, really love your poem! Was a pleasure to stop by and read this today. :) Hugs!

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 12:14:00 PM
    ilene ah you can't beat local knowledge, I like it..David

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 10:45:00 AM
    This is beautiful, Ilene. It is better to have a friend or family member show you around. I want to believe that every place has it's own beauty. Thanks for sharing........ Lucilla

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 10:09:00 AM
    Ilene, lovely lovely write!If you ever come this way...I will be your Insider's Eye! :)

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 9:32:00 AM
    - I love to travel .... experience new and exciting places. - A nice poem to read, Ilene. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)