Travels and Back and Next

by Daniel Arthur J., November 12, 2013

I went to visit places of my ancestors
The way there wasn’t as long as to here
The journey was pleasant if not a challenge
From the Emerald City to Hans-land

The people were busy and friendly
They were living their lives near the stones
With a good deal of peace and some prosperity
There is more to do of course

Bond Street Station, London, UK, October, 2013

Bond Street Station, London, UK, October, 2013

The Jelling memorial was tended well
I’m sure my ancestors could tell
My friend in Skive was like Steve
I learned so much for to ever leave

My introduction to the culture
Was more than I could take in
How many days before I would pack
I wish much more before saying tak

There is a sense of productivity
There is a sense of order
The countryside is large
There are many farms

The cities are bustling
There are cars, buses and trains
Bicycles are used most everywhere
I didn’t see many private planes

Some people were very friendly
Many saw me as a potential pain
Though the land seems peaceful
It will take much more time to fit in

I am from there
But I don’t belong
I belong there
But its not so easy

I transited to the land of castles
There were many there to see
Museums and archive were plenty
As people visit there to see

People were a bit more friendly
Things were a bit more busy
Castles seemed to be older
I could sense more the industry

It seemed a bit easier to see
Whatever I wanted in the city
I kept to the museums and trains
My room was a refuge for a few days

I traveled on to Carmarthenshire
Over further still to Pembrokeshire
I visited known ancestral places
With a guide studious of family

My feeling of belonging was much closer
It would take less to be accepted
Somehow having known family
Makes a place seem a bit warmer

I could feel a bit more of the history
I know that things weren’t perfect
People left to find something more
Going back is like that again

Castles provided local authority
Power there was wanted
People didn’t know that it would corrupt
More democracy was then desired

This place is a bit more cranky
But my fitting is a little easier
I know the feeling a bit better
It’s a long way to be home

Home is where you be
Be home, where is that?
It is where it is
It isn’t where it isn’t

It is nice to travel
It is nice to meet people
It is another to know
I’m the kind that likes to know

Working on the know
Getting on the go
I visit away from home
Home can be where it is

Maybe I have no home
Maybe I have many
I am back again
I’ll be back again
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Take care of yourself in all ways. I wish for you to have real success.

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