A Trip to Recharge

Written for:  Sunday Muse #221 - Images from old movies

"I find movies fascinating, and they always inspire me to want to write a story for the big screen someday.  That being said, I am not saying you have to write a story. You can write anything your heart desires; poetry, prose, story poem, and the list goes on…."

Under the Tuscan Sun
Convinced their friend, Molly, needed a trip
to move her along, back into life,
two friends decided to chip
in, and buy a ticket to ease her strife.

Three women traveled first-class to Rome.
None had ever been out of the country.
All were welcomed, made to feel at home.
They toured, fascinated with Rome's history.

Color crept up to Molly's face
as they gasped at art in the Vatican.
English was spoken in most places,
leaving travelers abashed for lack of Italian.

One night they visited Trevi Fountain,
cameras clutched in all tourist's hands.
Molly tossed her coin, and said, 'It's certain.
I will return to this wonder-land.'


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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16 Responses to A Trip to Recharge

  1. msjadeli says:

    International travel with her besties looks like it did the trick.


  2. Jim says:

    We liked the fountain, we came in the late evening, it was so very pretty, the water shining in the lights. And of course we threw in a couple of coins. We came back, back to Italy but not to Rome. We’ve been all over Italy, even Sicily, spent about a month.
    But we didn’t go to where Mrs. Jim’s brothers plane was shot down in WWII, up north of Venice. We didn’t know there, we did go to a US GI cemetary with finding nothing.


  3. wyndolynne says:

    Sounds like fun. Italy seems like a beautiful country to visit. 🙂


  4. Carrie V. H. says:

    This wonderful Sara as would be a trip to Italy!


  5. Rob Kistner says:

    Very graceful and engaging Sara — likedit.🙂✌🏼❤️


  6. You took me back to my favourite city, thank you!


  7. Your post is so interesting to read …


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