- NOTE: Summertime + holidays = travel.
The poem below is one I wrote in the 2009 Writer’s Digest Poem a Day Challenge. Enjoy!
The car trips to see my grandparents were magical.
Traveling before the sun woke up.
4 a.m., my parents said,
Is when we’d leave.
Rolling out of bed
in our jammies,
staking out a spot
In the car and going back to sleep.
Just the way my parents liked it.
Peace, at least for a couple hours,
Before the three of us awoke.
“She looked at me.”
“She touched me.”
“She’s on my side.”
Yep, 4 a.m. was a good plan.
And now that I’m a parent,
I see the wisdom in starting early,
But can’t get out of bed to do it.
– Cheryl B. Lemine