Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Reverse Globetrotting


image ~ wikipedia


this tiny island is a sanctuary
until it becomes
stifling, claustrophobic

this tiny island is a paradise
until it becomes
solitary, confining

same faces, same chatter, same boring
a tropical death sentence 
get me the hell off this island





15 comments:

  1. H aha too funny Helen that's how I feel after about 5 days in an all inclusive resort - time ot rent and car and go find some trouble.

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  2. A tropical death sentence! This is priceless, Helen, and having watched enough episodes of Survivor, I have reassessed my idea of a paradise island.

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  3. Fine job here, helen.....soon a small place seems like a prison. Viva la

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  4. The tropical death sentence, yikes ~ Just bring me there for a few days until spring comes, smiles ~

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    1. Fortunately for us, winter has not made its icy cold appearance ~ yet. May have to adjust my thinking if it does.

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  5. … ha ha! This would be perfectly hellish! Spot on.

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  6. Loved this ... it brought back the time when I got off the road for a short time and took an office job... after 5 days in a cubicle I could not get out if there fast enough... :)

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  7. Cabin fever, eh?
    You are meant for bigger things; I can tell.

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  8. Fine poem! Captures exactly the "too much is poison" element to most medication, even herbal and balmy seas. I want to thank you too for your fine comment at my "Twelve and More."

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  9. Yes, there is a lot of limitation on that rock--and imagine if you were there with the wrong person--or (for me) any person! Loved this and totally agree, Helen.

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  10. Helen! No winter in central Oregon yet? Wow, lucky you. When the Big Snow hits, you'll be thinking that tropical island seems pretty inviting.
    Loved your poem.
    K

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  11. Oh yes, I've experienced this.

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  12. The tiny island
    is a sanctuary,
    until it is
    raided by
    pirates!
    They would
    make life
    much more
    "interesting."

    Blessings and Bear hugs.

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