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After a Trip

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After a Trip

You look at your pictures back home from a trip
And somehow it doesn’t quite seem
You really were there, with that smile on your face – 
You’d swear it was only a dream.

Yet there is the proof, in each pose you peruse – 
The scenery gorgeous and clear.
The photos are tip of the iceberg, somehow – 
The same goes for each souvenir.

You cannot recapture the way that you felt – 
Sensations each sight did provoke;
Vacations, like dreams, are quite real when you’re there
But returning, they vanish like smoke.

You print up the pictures or fashion a book
And do all you can do to remember;
Each image, like fire, though, once so intense,
In the end fades away to an ember.

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  1. Date: 4/13/2013 2:13:00 PM
    This a sad pen... and well penned... Perhaps epitaph... Just Conjecture~A.O

  1. Date: 4/13/2013 10:02:00 AM
    Loved this poem . I thought about all the trips I took with my wife.Now that she has died it all seems like a dream. Your words brought it all back. I may look at the album today and try to remember. Thank you Ilene.

  1. Date: 4/13/2013 7:18:00 AM
    Veerrry true....oh the memories are the best....

  1. Date: 4/12/2013 9:48:00 PM
    this is a wonderful poem . Enjoyed stopping by this evening. Thank you for sharing, ~Always & Forever *LINDA

  1. Date: 4/12/2013 9:12:00 PM
    The funny thing is after you have travelled you look yourself in the mirror and find that you are the same old person. Peace & Love Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 4/12/2013 8:05:00 PM
    It is so true,Ilene,..........I often think the best part of a trip/vacation is the anticipation and the planning of it....I like this interesting subject for your poem.

  1. Date: 4/12/2013 5:41:00 PM
    Very well written. Enjoyed the read very much.