Monday, October 1, 2012

Poem: Life's an Adventure

 Collage and Poem by Rita Bourland © 2012

 Life's an Adventure

Let’s have an adventure; just you and me,
Pack up your bags; now what shall we see?

How about lions and tigers and bears,
Or peddlers in London selling their wares?

Let’s travel the oceans or fly through the sky,
Then try some new food like cheeseburger pie.

Let’s dance the fandango to crazy fast beats,
Or swing a trapeze over circus fans’ seats.

Maybe we’ll camp beneath giant trees,
Or catch the next flight for the coast of Belize.

There’s always a mountain yet to be scaled,
or sparkling lakes yet to be sailed.

Maybe the jungle is your cup of tea,
Or sighting blue whales that swim in the sea.

I’ve heard that it’s nice to travel by train,
Maybe there’s one that will take us to Maine. 

There’s so much to do and so much to see,
But I must be home by quarter past three.

Why don’t we ride our bikes ‘round the path,
We’ll tell funny jokes then try not to laugh.

Tomorrow I’ll bring a kite we can fly,
We’ll let out the string ‘til it’s higher than high.

I hear that tonight will be a full moon,
Maybe the dish will run off with the spoon.

Life’s an adventure, some people say,
I’m guessing they’re right
‘cause look what we did in one day!

*I was asked to write a poem about adventure for an event in the community where I live.  I have a display case at a park and families are supposed to find it on a scavenger hunt.  The collage shown above is what I put in my case (poem is included).


  1. Thank you so much for your wonderful poem. Whenever I stop by at the park, I read your poem each time, and it makes me happy. It gives me time to think about my life and myself... Thank you!!

    1. Thank you for your kind words. It was a nice surprise to read your comment today. I'm so glad you enjoy the display case. It's just my small way of putting some positive words and feelings out into the world. Have a wonderful weekend.