Friday, August 12, 2016

Don't Make Me Come Back From Vacation


(post copyright  2016, Dawn Weber)

Don't make me come back from vacation,
I don't want to! No, you can't force me,
To go back to life as I knew it,
All that stress, and pesky reality.

What's this thing you call an 'alarm clock?'
You have set it for 6 a.m.
It's clear that you have forgotten,
I prefer not to rise until ten.

You say I must go back to work now,
That I have to "bring home the big money,"
You're trying to make me start laughing,
But your joke isn't really that funny.

You tell me I'll need to wear pants,
Which are tight and scratchy and awful,
Who needs that kind of restriction?
Swimsuits are so much more comfortable.

And I'll have to get into a car,
Then drive for an hour in traffic,
For the past week it's only been bicycles,
Or walks on the beach in my bare feet.

At the office there'll be tasks to finish,
Things the boss-man will tell me to do,
But I much prefer doing quite nothing,
I bet that you feel that way, too.

Still, you're saying we can't drink at noon,
And we can't have a Mai Tai for lunch,
A beer even though it's a Tuesday,
Or a nice Bloody Mary for brunch.

At home we cannot buy fresh shrimp,
Or pick oranges right from the tree,
A world without citrus and shellfish?
That ain't no kind of life for me.

And there won't be any more napping
A time set aside just to snore,
But how can one get through the day,
Without sleeping from 2 until 4?

Now I realize I have a mortgage,
And bills which I really should pay,
But couldn't I live in a camper,
At that RV park right on the bay?

Please don't make me come back from vacation,
I promise you things will be just great,
If you go on ahead home without me,
I'll see you up there in a month or eight.

22 comments:

  1. LOL! Nothing like a cold splash of impending reality to ruin your last day of vacation. May your memories tide you over until the next one!

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  2. This is the punishment you get from being born smart and good looking instead of rich.

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    1. Well, that's news to me! I feel better.
      Not.

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  3. So, so true ... and Jono's comment is right on!

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    1. Figured most folks could relate, fishducky.

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  5. You've have perfectly captured that "end of vacation" ennui! Time to win the lottery!

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    1. Aw now why'd you have to rub it in, EC?
      ;)

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  7. I always hated coming back from vacation. I would have a panic attack at the thought of what my office looked like with work piled up. I would actually go to the office on the Sunday afternoon just to see what I was facing on Monday. And then it was a week of skipping my lunch break just to catch up, thereby negating my vacation.

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    1. I'm with you, JoJo! Except that coming in on Sunday thing. Blech.

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  8. wow it is true voice of every heart dear loved it

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  9. You lost me at "we can't drink at noon".

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    1. Poor VV. You have several more months! I can't wait to see what you're cookin' in there!

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  10. I really like reading your blog. You have such a writing talent!!! Don't worry your next vacation is just around the corner:)
    Khloe

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    1. Well, thank you, Khloe/Jessi. I really needed to hear that today :)
      Have a great weekend!

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