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Road Trip

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Road Trip

R aring to go on my first family road trip 

O nward bound to cross the ocean by ship

A tlantic ocean a remarkable vista to behold

D riving with my family traveling the open road




T urmoil  and tension inevitably begins to erupt

R aging tempers flare as our parents get abrupt

I nnocent children witness the beginnings of divorce

P arents should ask for directions when lost and off course.


Kim Merryman's Road Trip Contest.

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  1. Date: 9/5/2013 7:52:00 AM
    Hi Cecillia, , Congratulations on your win ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 9/1/2013 2:24:00 PM
    I seem to remember this one and am glad to see it again on the winners list. Congrats, sweetie.

  1. Date: 8/31/2013 9:38:00 AM
    congrats on your win Cecillia

  1. Date: 8/31/2013 8:39:00 AM
    nicely done....congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 8/31/2013 7:52:00 AM
    very important poem Congrats on your win. Morgan

  1. Date: 8/31/2013 7:41:00 AM
    Good morning Lovely Cecilia, congratulations and the advice,,, love Linda

  1. Date: 8/31/2013 4:58:00 AM
    Very funny. Congratulations on your win. Rick

  1. Date: 8/30/2013 9:31:00 PM
    Ouch! nice write, but kind of sad. congrats. BG

  1. Date: 8/30/2013 8:43:00 PM
    Cecilia, thank you for supporting my contest and congrats on your 4th place win! Well done! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 8/25/2013 10:33:00 AM
    Cute and very, very funny and true. It's amazing how difficulties can erupt.

  1. Date: 8/21/2013 12:20:00 AM
    Nicely done. Its a recurrent motif that guys don't ask for directions.

  1. Date: 8/20/2013 8:49:00 PM
    Hi Cecilia, Nice acrostic poem...thanks for sharing.. Ken..

  1. Date: 8/20/2013 6:42:00 PM
    In that case it must be Dad's fault because guys rarely ask for directions. Joking aside being confined can magnify emotions. If this is real I am sorry you lived through it.

    Macfarlane Avatar Cecilia Macfarlane
    Date: 8/20/2013 8:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You are correct and was the trip from hell, drove from Newfoundland on way to Rhode Island, we got as far as Boston and got lost, plus van broke down, The bickering was real bad. When garage fixed van, dad turned around and drove back home even though we were closer to Rhode Island, so you can imagine the fighting on the way back, lol
  1. Date: 8/20/2013 12:01:00 PM
    What a very clever and greatly written poem! Awsome job on this poem~ from your fellow poet and new fan... Christopher xoxo :)

  1. Date: 8/19/2013 1:12:00 PM
    Adorable!......great entry....:-)

  1. Date: 8/19/2013 5:51:00 AM
    great ideas used in this lovely write of yours !!.......................Saanvi

  1. Date: 8/19/2013 4:30:00 AM
    Great poem!

  1. Date: 8/16/2013 10:29:00 PM
    oh my, that last line says it all!!! My mom fought nearly every night with my stepdad, and yet she stayed with him until the bitter end (when he was with Alzeheimers disease). I really like your acrostic. I did mine on our family vacations too. Not posted yet. I did it on a happy note since we really did have some good times growing up , as I am sure you did too.

  1. Date: 8/16/2013 2:46:00 PM
    thought provoking write, my friend

  1. Date: 8/15/2013 9:45:00 PM
    Good one...trapped in a car with fighting parents. Hmmm..not much fun. A little typo in "Atlantic"? Good work. BG

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