Saturday, July 17, 2004

Vacation Road Beat Oh Poem

“Roadrunner, roadrunner going faster miles an hour
gonna drive past the Stop 'n' Shop with the radio on
I'm in love with Massachusetts”(1) all the way to Connecticut
no songs no lyrics just driving interstate greenery
until “start spreading the news I'm leaving today
I want to be a part of it, New York, New York
these vagabond shoes”(2) pedal on metal thru the Thruway
onto the Garden State Parkway and tollbooth proliferation
before “counting the cars on the New Jersey Turnpike
we’ve all gone to look for America”(3) all gone
to find an arc of Delaware Memorial Bridge
to Delmarva oh peninsula of three great states
surrounded by vast insurgent Chesapeake Bay
and waters of the wild Atlantic leading ever on
towards Carolina and its endless Outer Banks
beaches all with “no shirt, no shoes, no problems.”(4)
1. Jonathan Richman
2. Frank Sinatra
3. Simon & Garfunkel
4. Kenny Chesney

2 comments:

Amardeep said...

Kenny Chesney?! Yours is the only blog I've ever read that has references to Kenny Chesney.

It's impressive in a way.

Greg said...

Well, I have my daughter to thank for that. She mixed a summer CD and included that one. Strangely enough I've found myself singing to it. Summer vacations work in mysterious ways.