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The Traveler

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The Traveler

Where would you be,
if you could choose?
Would you travel
space… or time?
Would you visit spots
around the globe...
or memories
in your mind?
Would you travel land and sea
to places far and near?
Or transcendental ties that bind,
when you could pick the year?
Seas and shores remain the same,
but your recollections fade…
Be careful what you wish for,
‘cause it might come back in spades…
Copyright © 2010 Cole Banner With this poem, I wanted to contrast physical distance and mental (abstract) distance, which we know as time...

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  1. Date: 1/28/2014 11:22:00 AM

    This is awesome work!! No wonder it is in the winners’ list..Sara

    Banner Avatar Cole Banner Date: 1/28/2014 2:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Sara.
  1. Date: 1/28/2014 1:06:00 AM

    Hi Cole, this is beautifully done. I like how you highlight the fact that sceneries may remain intact but our memories fade in time. Spots or memories - now that's a tough choice -on one hand memories do come from visiting spots but on the other hand spots become meaningless if they are not attached to memories. Which to choose? That remains the question. Very well written!

    Banner Avatar Cole Banner Date: 1/28/2014 7:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Vicky, glad you liked this one....
  1. Date: 1/27/2014 9:10:00 AM

    Enjoyed the poem for In the faraway contest and congrats on the win, Cole

    Banner Avatar Cole Banner Date: 1/27/2014 9:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you!
  1. Date: 1/27/2014 6:25:00 AM

    Cole: Congrats on your nicely crafted poem and great win! 7 G.

    Banner Avatar Cole Banner Date: 1/27/2014 7:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much!