Poem: Destination Unknown

Destination Unknown

by June Nash


New sights sounds and smells

Excitement exhales

From pores of being

Virtual freeing

Trips to the unknown

From rut into zone

Interests sated

Trip long awaited

Rekindles spirit

Gives journey merit

I’ve been on vacation.  No access to the internet, so this post is a little late.

Even for retired folk, vacations can bring fresh perspectives and renewed spirit.

Poem: Family Tree

Family Tree

Researching my family tree,

Finding wondrous discovery.

One cousin hung for steeling horse.

‘Nother became a judge of course.


Meeting now, cousins still alive.

This part helping to feed my drive.

Scan documents from long ago,

This takes time, making progress slow.


Pour through documents, read entries

Of history spanning centuries.

Learning of my ancestral kin,

Explains the giddy mood I’m in.


Plan to travel, to see the land,

Where great uncle, for gold, once panned.

Next voyage, will be with eyes new,

Seeing places from which I grew.

 June Nash


I have always had an interest in my family’s history, but only recently have taken the time to get actively involved. At this point, I am only gathering information that others have already dug up.  I am meeting relatives I thought long lost to me.  It is an exciting adventure.  As I was scanning documents onto my computer I wrote this poem: Family Tree.  

Poem for Tourists

Hark All Tourists

Hark all tourists to lay of land!

Listen close, do as I command.

Blend into the culture, local,

Do not be out of town yokel.

Relax, ignore snags in program.

Sit back and smile, say ‘no problem’.

Be courteous to other mates.

Put yourself in hands of the fates.

Pack light, leaving home all those shoes.

Take heed, bring only things you’ll use.

Hark all tourist to what I say

And you’ll have a grand holiday!

June Nash


Took a trip to Stratford Ontario for the Shakespeare Festival.  I stayed at a very nice B&B.  In the bathroom the 10 commandments for tourists was posted. Reading this list inspired me to write the above poem.