144749  Poems Read Home Login

 Romantic Notions By Ivy Rose

My eyes were cast down so I wouldn't get car sick
from the miles of highway passing by my window.
My step-dad drove but early signs of dementia were there.
He had gotten directions from the AAA to our destination
but he had gotten directions for the wrong route nine.

It was a long ride with my step-dad asking
every ten minutes or so if we were on the same route.
We finally figured out we were heading to Boston
not the route nine in New Hampshire that we wanted
We were hopelessly late and had to get on the right track.

My step-dad saw some bikers having drinks
on a restaurant patio off the main road in New Hampshire;
so he went over to them and asked for their help.
Three bikers wearing black leather jackets 
saddled their motorcycles motioning for us to follow them.

We followed them through the twists and turns of back roads
stopping a few times to ask for directions from the locals.
But they brought us right to the long curving driveway
of my Uncle's lakeside cabin where the reunion was underway.
I couldn't help but chuckle just a bit about how we had arrived.

I joked," This must be the first time that anyone has gotten here
behind a line of motorcycles driven by the Hell's Angels."
Everybody laughed and rushed to greet us with big hugs.
And that family reunion was to be our very last one
since so many in our family have moved on or passed away.

©2000 - 2022, Individual Authors of the Poetry. All rights reserved by authors.

Visit My Home Page | Start Your Own Poetry Site | PoetryPoem
[ Control Panel ]  [ Today's Poetry - ALL Poets ]   [ Search ]

monique Message from Monique - Free videos for your poetry. Check them out Go to Poetry Poem youtube channel and get the embed  
dreamweaver POETRY BY KRIS ~ DREAMWEAVER - ~WELCOME TO DREAMLAND~ Read my Poems to Know me. I am in my poems.  
poet5170 Poetry by Elsie - *WELCOME TO MY WORLD* ~ Read my poems full of fact, fiction and fantasy.  
malibupoetess Life Lines by Malibu Poetess - Straight forward prose and poetry on life, love, joy and disillusionment.  
norrie5 Message in poetry - personalised poetry, red heartshaped bottle extra special gift for a loved one  
waterdragon Our Next Poet Laureate! YAYA! - Remarkable contemporary poetry by award-winning author of Out of Cullen Street (A House of Madness)  
athanase Poetry by athanase - Feedback and critique requested.  

spokenlife     author3578      bucketoweird      poetic2984      dcdrifter  View All Poets
Newest Item: Yellow Line
You lost your flip flop At the beginning, before you walked barefoot Along ... More
Added: 2021-04-26  My Poetry List  PoetryPoem.com      Get a Free Site       Blogs     Stories     Premium Sites