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The Family Vacation

The first big family vacation, it was all so new
Mom found a dream ranch, a so-called “dude”

The kids were so young, a daughter not yet two
Our son only four, wanting to ride with the crew

Rafting, riding, and a real Mountain Man too,
This vacation was a hit - who knew?

As the years go by, we’ve made many friends 
But over time this special week transcends 

As families grow, things change
It can’t be helped, not really strange

Truth be told, our hearts aren’t ready
To agree on a change, on that we’re unsteady

Because memories are priceless, we’ll soon not forget
The ranch rodeos, Fat-Bat baseball games, and the brunch ride silhouette..

Of our annual family picture on a mountain out West, 
Every year showing our kid’s growth, we are very blessed
It’s not with sadness that I write about when this might end
For it will surely open up a new door or trend

For as long as your heart, your family, and your thoughts don’t scatter
Where you go on vacation really doesn’t matter
Beach, mountains, wherever, one really shouldn’t mind
As long as you’re together, the time spent can be sublime

Oh, there are gripes, moans, and argument; it’s part of the quest
But I wouldn’t miss it, for who would have guessed
That in time as with all things, it too will naturally end
As children grow up and add their family blend

But If our good fortune continues we’ll be part of what’s next
In the knowledge that our time together is a gift not a test

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  1. Date: 3/11/2010 6:57:00 PM
    Congratulations, Shawn, on your poetry feature this week. Smiles, Dane Ann

  1. Date: 3/10/2010 1:53:00 AM
    Very nice picture of a family was portrayed in this piece. Thanks for sharing. Ernilando

  1. Date: 3/8/2010 9:41:00 AM
    Congratulations on your excellent poetry being featured this week Shawn. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/8/2010 4:32:00 AM
    Many congrats on your featured piece. Rgds Janette

  1. Date: 9/6/2009 12:51:00 PM
    Welcome to PoetrySoup Shawn. I wish you the best in your writing endeavors. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/5/2009 7:14:00 PM
    It's great to instill great things into our family...Raul

  1. Date: 9/5/2009 6:45:00 PM
    Witty, they kinda seem like a test at times with family.Lol, Sincerely Moses

  1. Date: 9/5/2009 6:38:00 PM
    this is why I go camping with my girls every summer! I'm a divorced dad and now my girls (ages 19 & 21) think camping is cool! and are proud of their outdoor skills! who would have guessed it! nice write! Shawn!...and thanks for the memories!...jim