Family Road Trip - Part Two

My family and I drove from Tucson to Colorado Springs and back for a family funeral. With 12+ hours in the car I had time to pen this poem...a continuation of a poem I wrote on March 4th. Our family road trip was without incident...until I got home.*

highway zoom
family road trip

bugs flat
family road trip

cone - cone
construction zone
family road trip

merge - merge
stop and surge
family road trip

thunk - thunk
potholes clunk
family road trip

slow - slow
traffic barely flows
family road trip

flash - flash
authority clash
family road trip

wrinkle - wrinkle
chip bags crinkle
family road trip

slurp - slurp
soda burp
family road trip

tunes - tunes
daddy croons
family road trip

*added stanza based on the events of the day AFTER our family road trip

smash - smash                                                       
car crash
crosstown road trip

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Michelle Heidenrich Barnes said...

I bet writing this poem helped to pass the time! I'll have to keep the idea in mind for future road trips.

Here's my addition (though you didn't ask for one):

thud! crud.
glad no blood
from your road trip

So sad to see your orange bug crumpled like that Bridget. :(

Linda B said...

I saw about the accident on FB, hope you can get the car back like new, Bridget. The poem certainly captures my road trips, love the "wrinkle - wrinkle"!

jama said...

SO sorry to hear about the accident. What a bummer!! Glad you're okay.

I do love the poem, so vivid with just the right details to take the reader along for the ride. The "wrinkle wrinkle" was a nice tasty surprise!

Bridget Magee said...

Brilliant addition, Michelle, thank you! My bug can be fixed, I just am happy I don't need fixing (or my daughter!). =)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Linda! There was a lot of wrinkling going on as we ate a lot (too much) junk food. =)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Jama! Bring my "reader along for the ride" was what I aimed to do - yay! =)

Tabatha said...

I'm sorry about the death in the family and the accident, Bridget. Happy no one was hurt...must have been scary!
Great job with the poem. You capture all the different moments. I like "stop and surge."

Mary Lee said...

WAH! Sorry you had to add that last stanza!!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic poem, but oh! You should have stayed at home a little while longer on your return! :\ (And giggling at Jama, who of COURSE notices the foodie-verse.)

Bridget Magee said...

Thank you, Tabatha! Last week was a tough one... Seems there is a lot of "stop and surge" driving in construction zones. =)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Mary Lee, me too! It was a bummer. =)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Kat! Yes, Jama has a keen eye for all things yummy! =)

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