If we were having coffee right now, I would tell you how much I need to take a trip anywhere. And how I want to be somewhere with statuesque trees filled with birds and bees. Birds build new homes on the strongest of branches creating a safe haven for their family.  Honey bees, flit from flower to flower getting their nectar. Birds of song chirping in acapella; honey bees buzzing in harmony creating a symphony like none I have ever heard.

We’d laugh together whilst walking through the woods, feeling the delicate breeze on our faces. Somehow, the gnarly trees had an aura of enchantment and we were unsure if we were entering or exiting the forest. Our time spent together was joyful and addicting. I wanted it to continue and last forever. I must admit I wanted to live in a fairy tale.

What happened next was sadder than sad. I find it difficult to talk about as I choke back tears and grasp for anything that will keep me sane. Your echoing voice surrounds me with sorrow. I am devastated because now I know there is no tomorrow, with you.

My rainbow is colorless, the stars no longer twinkle, the sun is dull and lackluster, the sky is gray and threatening with fractal clouds. I feel the earth has stopped spinning as I stand in the forest with no entrance and no exit. I start to run, blinded by tears and uncontrollable fear. The gnarly trees stretch their limbs and carry me down paths of moss-covered pebbles and then, all is silent and still. Where am I?  All I know is I am not with you.

I feel the urge to travel

before I unravel.

It has been a while

I feel the need to smile.

I must get on the road

to lessen my load.

It has been a while

since I have gone many a mile.

I must ready the car

as I am going far.

Where is my destination

to end this frustration?

Hooray! Hooray!

I am finally on my way.

Wherever I may go,

do you want to know?

Goodbye to you and so long.

You’ve treated me wrong.

Wherever I go,

you will never know.

A trip to somewhere

A trip to nowhere

A trip to anywhere

It has been a while,

Since I have gone many a mile

It has been a while,

and I feel the need to smile.

(this is a fictional piece written in 2017)


A gander at me – enjoying a dedicated career in the insurance industry for over 20 years, being rewarded both professionally and personally, I am now fulfilling my dreams. My writing and creative endeavors can be found on my blogs, Eugi’s Causerie and Eclectic Brew. I have authored eBooks Fanciful Delights, Mama, me, and Mother Nature, Life’s Spilled Coffee, and I also have writings at Spillwords, PoetrySoup, beBee, and including several Anthologies.

Orig published on beBee – Trip to Anywhere

22 responses to “Trip to anywhere”

  1. Strong emotions of loss Eugenia. Know that strong thoughts of travel endure for me under any circumstances. Stay well.

    1. Thank you. I hope all is well with you and yours.

      1. We’re fine. My 95 year old father in law is not.

        1. I am sorry to hear about your 95 year old father in law. Peaceful wishes for him.

          1. Thanks for your concern.

  2. You write beautifully Eugenia. I’m glad it is fictional although I don’t think one can write so hauntingly about loss without having experienced it.

    1. Thank you. I wrote this some time ago and perhaps, memories of past experiences seeped through. I’ve had my share of sadness through the years.

  3. This could be a musical ballad!

    1. Wow, thank you! 😊

      1. My pleasure!

  4. This poem is certainly appropriate for these times. We all long to travel right now. I also read loss here.

    1. Thank you, VJ! Though a fictional piece, I’ve had a lot of loss in my life so perhaps writing this brought on various emotions.

      1. Or maybe it was premonition?

        1. Could be, VJ.

  5. You echo the yearnings of so many. “You’ve treated me wrong” feels like you’re addressing the virus 🙂

    1. Who knew in 2017 the future would present us with a horrific virus or did they know?

      1. Somebody made a movie called Contagion. I wonder if art imitates life or vice versa.

  6. Little did you know in 2017 that in just a few years, we all would be feeling the need to get away but won’t be able to do so.

    1. Yes. so true, Sadje! We can travel within our state and to some other states but don’t feel comfortable doing so yet.

      1. I think traveling in your own vehicle is safe enough!

        1. Yes, it probably is.


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