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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Vacations



A single tiny step starts a long journey
  Voyage full of thrills with no hassles of hurry
Flying blue skies, chugging in trains, or bus rickety
   A nice long vacation is a dream of untold many
Meeting new people and watching shows funny
  Crack jokes witty, or lie in  sand beaches sunny
A distant clap of thunder makes one run in frenzy
   Vain search for shelter then braving nature’s fury
Guzzling umpteen beer cans n swaying to melody
   Or retire by sunset holding coffee n book perky
Balance between hogging pizza, cheese n honey
   Else make do eating fries, nuts n counting last penny
Vacations are such fun times without any worry
    Forgetting old grievances, let’s savor harmony

PS 1. Image Kind courtesy Google
      2. A sincere thanks to PAPS for awarding me The Versatile Blogger award on 15 May 12

97 comments:

  1. Reminded me of good old childhood days when we used to do all that. I love this line,

    "Retire by sunset holding coffee n book perky"

    I do it every day...:)

    A very happy poem :)

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    1. Nice to know that I could evoke some fond memories!Saru, I envy you for that luxury of coffee and reading everyday:)

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  2. WOW! makes me want to go on a vacation. Certainly a feel-good poem as Saru said :-)

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    1. Thanks, Uma for liking and wish you have anice vacation soon:)

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  3. I want to go on vacationnnnnnnnnnnnn againnnnnnnnnn nowwwwwwwwwwww
    :) lovelyyyyyyyyy why did u do this now I have no mood to work after reading this post all I cant think of is vacaitons I had been and dream of vacation which I want to go :D

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    1. A biggggggg thankkkksss! Ramya feel so good to get such a heartfelt response and hope you have another holiday soon:)

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  4. We felt like this when we went to Munnar...good poetry...felt nostalgic.

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    1. I remember your lovely post about Munnar, Sandhya! R
      Thanks a lot for liking:)

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  5. I wouldn't mind going for a vacation again. The body tires so easily!

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    1. Knowing how hard you work for making us laugh with your beautiful posts, you should surely take another break, Purba:)

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  6. Seems like a dream now with our busy lives. Sounds good.
    www.thoughtsofpaps.com

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    1. Thanks a lot PAPS! But you do take short breaks if not a long holiday:)

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  7. Wow!! That sounds like a PERFECT vacation!! Would like to go on one NOW!! :))

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    1. Thank you, Shilpa for that nice comment!Now is the time to go:)

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  8. Beautifully written and guess what, i ma going on a vacation in a month's time :) :)

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    1. Grateful indeed for that kind comment , Purvi:) That is lovely to take yet another break:) Have a lot of fun!

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  9. So want to go on a vacation right away!

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    1. You must Ria, but please share your experiences of Belfast before you go on one more trip:)

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  10. Such a lovely poem. Who doesn't like vacations, especially short vacations. The long one are good, but one starts longing for home after some time. I remember going on a vacation to the US for 21 days, after we came back my husband jokingly asked whether I was game for another vacation, knowing very well what my answer would be, he is a very sly fellow.

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    1. Agree, Rama after a long holiday you miss daal chawal or sambhar rice of home:) Thanks a lot for sharing about your US vacation in the post!

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  11. Now, reading this one, I am missing 'Summer Vacations' all the more :( This was so thought provoking, that I HAVE to plan a vacation soon.
    Nice to be here..Will be back for more:) And, Thanks for visiting me and leaving your footprints:)

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    1. Welcome to my blog and a huge thanks for following it too... It was a bonanza! Have a great holiday and look forwards to seeing you here more often!

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  12. This poem reminds me of the great memories of seaside vacations my family took when we were younger. I could relate to almost every line relaxing at the ocean, going out for coffee with friends and eating lots of junk food! Congrats on the award! Well deserved.

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    1. A very big thanks Sam for sharing the nostalgia of your seaside vacations and to be able to relate to the post:)

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  13. a nice tribute to the hours of leisure.

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    1. Thanks a lot Arooj for the lovely perspective:)

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  14. ah ha reminded me of thos days , I so want to go to india meet up with friends and go on one such holiday ...

    memories

    Bikram's

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    1. Thanks Bikram, East or West an Indian always longs to be back to native place for a vacation:) A big thanks!

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  15. I desperately need one...but cant run away....:(

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    1. Alka, I thought it should be easy now for you that your son is settled:)Thanks as your nice comments are always looked forward to:)

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  16. hahaha, your post has makes everybody yearn for a vacation and I am not different. Such a chirpy happy post, reminds me of so many good old memories of previous vacations. Lovely one Rahulji!

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    1. Jenny, always like those perky comments and makes me feel good! I am now looking forward to reading your London series:)

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  17. Ah yes, a vacation would be very nice! Thanks for sharing this clever poem. Congratulations on your award!

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    1. Thanks alot Karen for liking as well as your best wishes:)

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  18. Oh, sounds like a wonderful holiday.

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  19. Sounds like fun to me dear Rahul, a happy poem, I need a holiday!
    xoxoxo ♡

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    1. Thanks a lot Dianne! We all crave for a holiday:)

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  20. ah..sounds like a fun vacation!
    I liked the line "Guzzling umteen beer cans and swaying to melody"
    hehe brings back memories. lol

    Nice post=D

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    1. A huge thanks, Aishwarya and nice to see you after a while:) I am happy that the post brought back some nostalgic memories:)

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  21. Now you have made me eager to go on a vacation, Rahul. Great post :)

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    1. Thanks a lot, Rachna for those ever encouraging remarks! Vacations are in the air:)

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  22. Balance between hogging pizza, cheese n honey
    Else make do eating fries, nuts n counting last penny..

    Excellently written :)
    I even loved women divine..keep it up sir. :)

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    1. Sunakshi, lovely readers like you make my day who spend time to catch up with some older posts too:) A huge thanks!

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  23. You made me realize I definitely need a holiday!

    Great post

    Alessia

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    1. We all crave for a vacation:) Thanks a lot for that kind remark!

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  24. Ya estoy pensando en empezar las vacaciones.
    te dejo mis saludos.
    feliz semana.

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    1. Gracias por su amable comentario y dar la bienvenida a mi blog

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    1. I too need one, Francesca:) Thanks a lot!

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    1. Everyone including me loves it too:)Thanks Rachna!

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  27. Now if that dint kindle the wanderlust in me :) Wonderful penning by a travel lover, loved it :)

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    1. I am happy to ignite that spark to take you to new destinations and enlighten us, Arti:)

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  28. Oh yes, it is soon vacation time and you describe it so well.;) But i think I will be working through the summer and save my vacation for later.;)
    xoxo

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    1. Thanks a lot , Zuzana for liking:) Hope you get a chance to enjoy a vacation soon!

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  29. Such a recharging poem, oh yes, I am looking forward to mine this year!

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    1. A sincere thanks, Padmaja for those nice words! Do share your experiences after your vacation:)

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  30. Going on one soon. visiting kids. It would be great fun to be with the little one and go somewhere too :)

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    1. Wow Zephyr you too going to meet the kids! Have a great time and write a post about it:)

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  31. I would sure love a nice vacation :-)

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    1. Thanks Agnes!Hope you have one soon:)

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  32. I'm so in the mood for vacation now Rahul - lovely poem!

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  33. Hi there, thanks so much for your kind comment :)
    have a wonderful weekend!

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  34. that's a beautiful poem. would love to go on a vacation somewhere.

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    1. Thanks a lot Debajyoti and welcome to my blog:) We all yearn for one!

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  35. Ahh!....What a beautiful poem on vacation...I just feel to go on a vacation right now :/

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    1. Thank you, Valli:) I too look forward to one!

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  36. congrats on being titled the "versatile blogger"...no one deserves more than u rahulji!

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    1. Thanks Ashok! Coming from an accomplished, poet, painter and writer it means a lot:)

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  37. A smörgåsbord of emotions! What a poem!

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    1. Thanks a lot USP for those generous words!

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  38. vacation..wat a sweet word ya...come on august..come on quickly..

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    1. True, it is just a matter of time, Ramesh:)

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  39. Dam I so want a vacation! :(

    love
    http://www.meghasarin.blogspot.com

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    1. Why not go for one Megha? Wishing you have a nice vacation:)

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  40. Ah the pleasure of doing nothing on a vacation!!None for me this summer though :( Your poem took me back to my yearly summer vacations to Rajasthan..the narrow guage trains, Raj.roadways buses,the scorching heat and the cooler to quench it all-Faalse ka sharbat!

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    1. Sharmila thos were some beautiful memories and would love to savor False Ka sharbat!I have travelled a bit in Rajasthan and can relate to what you mentioned:) Thanks indeed!

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  41. That is what I need right now..hehehe

    Great poem!

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    1. Thanks Eden for liking :) I too need:)

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  42. Beautiful poem and it's so cheerful reading. Nice flow and creatively written!

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    1. A big thanks Jeevan for those kind words:)

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  43. How lovely to read this. I just got back home yesterday after a vacation in Paris. Hearty Congrats on the blogger award - it's well-deserved!!

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    1. What a coincidence, Ash that this poem comes just after your vacation! Hope you had a splendid time though your presence from blogs was missed:)Thank you for your kind words!

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  44. Rahul..." Vacaciones "

    Son los màs bonitos dìas los de las vacaciones...gracias a ellas volvemos cargados de energìas o no jajjaj para seguir con nuestras cosas esperando que sean pronto otras vacaciones.
    Hermoso el autito en que viajas...tienes que saber atar mejor el equipaje jaja
    ¡¡¡ Felices vacaciones !!

    un beso desde Argentina

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    1. Un enorme agradecimiento Dolly para que te guste, así como después de mi blog! Es un honor

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  45. Charming poem - simple & rhyming and highlighting all salient aspects of vacationing.

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    1. A big thanks, Rama and really appreciate your kind words!

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  46. Ah, wish it was me right now! Tast of summer I think:-)
    Very well written.

    Hope you have a good time!

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    1. Thanks, Tanya for liking this one:)Wishing you lots of fun!

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  48. Ah. Vacations!. The only times when we can be our own relaxed self and enjoy the time we have at our disposal. With the hectic pace of life, unless one takes a break now and then, it's difficult to cope with life.

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    1. So true, Ashwini! The vacations do bring a big relief from the busy schedules of modern life:)

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