Friday, August 06, 2010

Summer Vacation - Flash 55 Friday, August 6, 2010

Flash 55 Friday, August 6, 2010

Summer Vacation

The summer’s passing quickly,
And here I sit at home,
Cyberspace will be for me,
The only way I’ll roam.

In just one day, I’ll journey,
To an exotic distant shore,
Then merely tap my mouse,
And find a new land to explore.

If only I had money, though,
I would pack and REALLY go!

Carmen Henesy

Copyright (c) 2010 by Carmen Henesy
All rights reserved

If you would like to tell a tale in exactly 55 words, post it and go and tell Mr. G-Man


  1. nice 55. i live it everyday...transported by the words of my frinds to far away lands...a world traveler at the click of the mouse...nice 55.

  2. Think of the days before the internet and blogs! I was once shown into a work library, where the one PC connected to the internet was proudly shown off to the assembled lecturers(professors)back in 1992! If you want to hear (yes hear!) or read my Friday 55 Flash fiction then click here. Hope you have a good weekend!

  3. I know! I'm always wishing to visit Italy and Greece but $ is the factor that keeps me close to home.

  4. The photos from where you live have been wonderful - maybe sit back and enjoy your home place a wee while? It is beautiful too!

    Sending huggles and care, Michelle and Zebby, xxx and purrrrumbles

  5. Great poem...and in the required 55 words too! You're happening....

  6. Nobody commented yet? Yahtzee!

    I think lots of people are taking 'staycations' these days.

  7. Hello Carmen! I'm back...I love your new look also. It fits you more bright and upbeat. This poem reminds me of Should we be rejoicing or be seems your in a better place with yourself, I'm so glad to know that.
    Looking forward to more, I'll be back around.


  8. Anonymous12:06 PM

    Awww... beautiful!!!
    I would call this Carmen in Cyberland.. :)

    Some day you will have lots of money too... to travel to all these lovely places!!
    Loved your poem!! And can soooo relate to it myself..

  9. You and me both! Though I am hoping to go for a little drive in a few weeks.

  10. Oops. I pasted the wrong link. I meant My 55 is here.

  11. Carmen, you've travelled to more places than Rand McNally. So you need to stay put for awhile.
    Loved your 55...
    Thanks for being such a great contributor week after week, even when you were sick.
    Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

  12. Haha! That'a exactly how I feel, too!

  13. I loved the poem, and the best places to travel are always in your mind!

  14. Great thoughts! I feel the same way too. It's amazing how you were able to put that feeling of boredom into wonderful words. Great poem. Keep it up.

  15. The internet really is a trip, isn't it?! A wonderful 55, Carmen.

  16. Love yor poem. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  17. The internet is a huge blessing for any of us who don't get to travel far. I've only ever been out of the US twice. I'm really glad I've been able to use especially the blogging world to meet so many people from all over the world and see the way they live. I know you have gone to so many wonderful places, and I hope you get to travel again sometime.

  18. Happy travelling! Great poem.:)

  19. Nice poem! And as for travelling, blogland is as far as I ever get from home, myself. :)

  20. Ahhhhh, the story of my life this summer too.

    I mostly take trips and never leave the farm.

    But... had I the money I'd zip to Italy for a week, then to Australia for a month!

    Great to have "met you" over at my blog.


  21. Oh, and your pacific NW daisies photo is so so so a vacation for me -- thanks!

  22. -Brian Miller -
    I shouldn't complain too much. I have visited 45 countries in my lifetime and 25 Caribbean islands = glad I didn't wait till retirement, that's for sure!

  23. John's comments -
    I cannot imagine anyplace having only one computer! I myself have desktop, my Lenovo laptap and a mini laptop.

    5thsister -
    I've been to both Italy and Greece at least four times so I do have wonderful memories! I just want more.

    Mickle in NZ -
    I do agree that northern CA is a beautiful place. It's just that, as I near 66 and have increasing mobiiity problems, I know I will have
    more and more difficulty with lengthy and international travel. I want to get it in while I still can. I must get out and buy that lottery ticket.

    Susan Erikson -
    Glad you liked my 55 travel lament.

    Eric Alder -
    I know necessity dictates "staycations" - but I have trouble accepting it...partly because my
    advancing years will soon limit me to little else.

    Bessye -
    I can't tell you how delightful it is to have you back in cyberspace. I like the new template more as well. Love the color. It's almost the same color as my new poetry book, out on Amazon.

    At 65, I've done it! My poetry book - Life's Journey by Carmen Henesy - is out on Amazon!
    ( Poems about the things that have been important to me in my journey through life, some humorous, some sad, some that may have meaning to you as well )

    kavisionz -
    I am afraid my days of money are over! With the end of my job and the drop in my income of $90,000/year with retirement, I can't see any way of generating income for travel. Clearly, my poetry book isn't generating much revenue!

    Alice Audrey -
    My journeys, this summer, will merely be to my son's in West Sacramento and, locally, in the Bay area. I even miss being in a cramped airplane!

    G-man -
    You always make me laugh and I have to admit, I
    HAVE traveled the world many time...45 countries and 25 Caribbean islands but I can still bitch that I am not traveling this summer! You know, we women are never satisfied.

  24. Welshcakes Limoncello -
    I know I shouldn't be greedy. I've traveled so much...but I hate now being poor and having my wings clipped!!!

    Buzzard -
    Thankfully, I traveled much of the world so my mind is full of the most wonderful memories!!!

    At 65, I've done it! My poetry book - Life's Journey by Carmen Henesy - is out on Amazon!
    ( Poems about the things that have been important to me in my journey through life, some humorous, some sad, some that may have meaning to you as well )

    ruthi -
    Writing poetry isn't too hard since I've been doing it most of my life. I've been traveling that long as well...but the job loss 17 months ago changed all that. I'm used to being on a plane to distant places at least 4 - 6 times a year.

    At 65, I've done it! My poetry book - Life's Journey by Carmen Henesy - is out on Amazon!
    ( Poems about the things that have been important to me in my journey through life, some humorous, some sad, some that may have meaning to you as well )

    Felicitas -
    Considered I totally resisted becoming computer literate, I am a total devotee now!

    KB -
    It's nice meeting you. Hope to see you again.

    Ratty -
    The internet has been a blessing to keep up with all the wonderful people I've met in my travels. Some of them, especially the crew for Royal Caribbean, don't have too much time to correspond but I am so amazed at how often I've heard from them over the years...even to the phone calls I receive from India, the Philippines, etc. I feel truly blessed.

    Mona -
    Thanks so much for stopping by to see me.

    Glynis -
    If I ever get an inheritance ( no one wealthy in
    my family,tthough ), Cypress will be one of my stops.

    Me -
    Blogland isn't such a bad way to go..except you don't get frequent flyer miles.

    Jannie Funster -
    I do hope to see more of you. You've got a terrific voice and a fun personality. I've been to Italy several times ( short visits ) and to Australia once for a Sydney to Auckland cruise ( not nearly long enough ) - fabulous country and fabulous wines ( I LOVE wine ).

    As for the photo on my header, it is one of the best I've ever taken, I think...I love it, too!