Road Trip

Email arrived. “Call me.” The message was not for me but for Kathy from one of her quilting friends. The call was made. Her face lit up as she talked to her friend. Conversation ended she turned to me and filled me in.

One item on Kathy’s friend’s Bucket list was to go to Paducah to the quilt show there. She and two of her friends were going this year but one had to back out because of her husband’s pending heart surgery. Would Kathy be interested in taking her place on the trip? I think you know the answer without me saying it.

So, Kathy is on her way to Paducah and I am house sitting and taking care of the cats. In case you are wondering, I was all for her going. This will be her second time at this show, one of the largest in the country.

They will be leaving at 7:30 this morning and getting back some time next Sunday.

It has been my goal to write a poem every Tuesday during April, so here is my deep thought provoking attempt for this last Tuesday of the month.

Road Trip

A road trip planned,
but not for me.
She said "Yes" without hesitation.

A road trip planned,
but not for me.
Paducah, Kentucky their destination.

A road trip planned,
but not for me.
To one of the biggest quilt shows in the land.

A road trip planned,
but not for me.
Although you may think it, I wasn't banned.

A road trip planned,
but not for me.
A good time they'll have I do not doubt it.

A road trip planned, 
but not for me.
So I'll stay home and three cats I will sit.

A road trip planned,
but not for me.
I wish for them lots of fun and excitement.

A road trip planned,
but not for me.
I know she'll have fun; I'm so glad that she went.

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13 responses to “Road Trip

  1. Book Dragon

    I really like the use of repetition within your poem. I hope you enjoy your time with the kitties.

  2. Trish

    First the poem form, the tercets with the end rhyme of the third lines—impressive! More than that, though, is the inherent lesson: when those we love find joy, so do we! We were talking yesterday about probable book titles. One was: Story of a Longtime Marriage. If I were to write that book, what you tell here, would have to be a part of it! I know Kathy will be in her happy place—and you get to enjoy the cats!

    • How right you are. Making any relationship work means letting you partner do what brings them joy and being happy for them. I know we will have lots to talk about when she gets home. I am hoping she has lots of pictures I can share in future posts.

  3. That is a lovely poem 🙂 Please ask Kathy for photos to share. My thanks in advance 🙂

  4. What a lovely poem that celebrates the give and take of a marriage that works. She’s going to have a fantastic time… and you’ll write lots of poetry while she’s gone. 🙂

  5. So glad she could go. I hope you will show us some pictures when she returns. You know sometimes it is great to have the house to yourself for a while. Enjoy the time!

  6. Lovely! The structure of the poem is brilliant.

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