How Not To Get There

We can’t get where we’re going in a car.
We’ll only wind up back here where we are
yet still get charged along the way for tolls.
No matter how or speedy our buggy rolls,
we’ll run out of gas before getting too far.
We can’t get where we’re going in a car.

We can’t get where we’re going in a plane.
Right here is where we’ll find out we remain
yet still get charged for luggage we have packed.
No matter how jet-powered, it’s a fact
we’ll crash to earth to go by foot again.
We can’t get where we’re going in a plane.

And where we’re going, Amtrak’s laid no rail.
Buy a ticket for there, and we’re bound to fail.

We can’t get where we’re going in a boat.
We’ll shipwreck back here, nowhere more remote
yet still get charged each time they bail us out.
If our escape can’t work out a better route,
around in pointless circles we will float.
We can’t get where we’re going in a boat.




written for Daily Prompt: Trains, Planes, and Automobiles
at the Daily Post

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9 Responses to How Not To Get There

  1. This was written for me and Denise, but it was done in part with Snowden in the back of my mind. I’m among the most free-loving anti-bigbro around, but I find it rather indicative of dishonorable motive that the man seeks asylum in countries known for blatant disregard of basic human rights, countries that are way way more oppressive in their eavesdropping, interference and control of their people. He can’t get where he says he’s going with the ticket he bought himself. But as I say, this was written for me and Denise. (Thanks, Supreme Court.)

  2. Iam Who Iam says:

    So, maybe where we’re going is here rather than there (and thanks for providing such a clever, entertaining means of NOT getting there!)

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  8. This is so intriguing, the poem is simple but it really makes you slow down and think. I really enjoyed reading it and contemplating for a bit, thank you for sharing.

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