Poem: Wrapped Refrain – “Vacation At Home”

Thanks to The Daily Post for the word prompt price.





Buying groceries we often sigh,

Over price paid for our food –cry

Economy not in the right place yet,

Paid eight bucks, cauliflower? Regret.

Have to eat, we purchase food that is good for us,

Fruits, veggies, crisp and delicious, at a high price plus —


The dollar is low, the US dollar,

Is overvalued, we holler.

But can’t do much, but vacation,

In Canada, our home, elation,

Rocky Mountains, hiking trails, walking,

On a sandy beach, into water, both talking,


Family or friends with us, happiness,

Summer is on it’s way, sunniness,

Thinking about Montreal,

French culture, Quebec City feel,

Home is the best place to take a vacation in,

Golfing in BC, music festivities, diving in,


The price we pay to visit the states,

Stretches budgets here, so wait,

We won’t be visiting Vegas,

Engrossed in what, Canada has,

Hundreds of years-old culture, freedom, pristine,

Unique, brilliant, festivity; home, nature gleams.


Not ashamed, not to pay the price,

Worlds experienced at lower price,

I’ve sunsets to wander at, to love,

I’ve people to see whom I also love,

The world in our own back yard awaits, our history,

Buying groceries, shopping, the unknown; much mystery.


©Mandibelle16. (2016) All Rights Reserved.

8 thoughts on “Poem: Wrapped Refrain – “Vacation At Home””

  1. Someone in the ministry of something (tourism?) should see this. I have friends who love to go to Montreal. I don’t travel much but have been to Stratford, Ontario, for the Shakespeare festival there. Nowhere else have I seen better drama. With the breadth of land and possibilities, Canada fascinates. I have to admit, though, I don’t know how Canadians feel about visiting their (your) own.

    Spirited work, Mandi!

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    1. Thanks Christopher. We defiantly like to visit places in our own country, especially when the dollar is low but just even for a weekend. Around where I live we are only a few hours away from Banff, Jasper, Kanmore — all great skiing places in the winter or hiking, river rafting, all outdoorsy stuff. But nice little towns to walk around too. Montreal and Quebec are some of the oldest parts of Canada so unique that ways. Also, the French culture is interesting. BC is wonderful warm most of the year, more skiing, camping, golfing in Kanaskes Country, and Vancouver Island is also neat. 🙂 some people very much like eastern Canada Peggy’s cove etc…


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