Who needs an RV and car

Discussion in 'Talkback' started by John Harrelson, Sep 5, 2007.

  1. John Harrelson

    John Harrelson New Member

    Over the rivers and through the woods

    I can’t do now like I use to could

    But with retirement in sight and a trailer to tow

    I quiver with excitement, ready to go

    East coast, West coast and all in between

    I’ve seen it all, Winter in white, Summer in green

    The skys the limit, my spirits soar

    But my income says I’m to poor

    What can I do, where can I go

    That doesn’t require a lot of dough

    I search the forums looking for the best

    And politely ignore all the rest

    Because they are nice

    Friends give me advice

    But they don’t understand

    That I’m living on a grand

    They’re still working with plenty of bread

    But I’m retired with bills I dread

    Then there’s the problem of my health

    It’s hard to buy meds without the wealth

    When my dream wants to fade

    I remember what I’ve made

    A lifetime full of memories

    of a world filled with poetries

    Who says I have to travel afar

    Have the expense of owning a car

    Out my backdoor, I look and I see

    Running water and an old shade tree

    I planted that tree long, long ago

    And over the years watched it grow

    The water doesn’t run along a creek bed

    It only comes from a sprinkler head

    The scene is so peaceful and serene

    I go to bed with this beautiful dream

    When morning comes, I’m ready to start

    Once more in my eye there is a spark

    I move the trailer back under the tree

    And move the sprinkler so it don’t wet me

    With a lawn chair for my can

    And a beer in my hand

    I finally relax, my sole at peace

    My worries are gone, my spirit released

    To soar through the memories I have made

    While I’m sitting here in the shade

    It’s not over the river or through the woods

    And maybe I can’t do what I use to could

    But peace is where you find it, near or far

    Harrumph… who needs an RV and car..

    John Harrelson

    September 2007

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