Vacation Frustration

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From the book The Aliens Have Landed at Our School!

Our family vacationed in Europe.
We flew to the beaches of Spain.
We hopped on a ferry to England.
We traveled through France on a train.

We lugged all our luggage to Denmark.
We dragged all our baggage to Greece,
We hoisted our backpacks and handbags,
our suitcase, our trunk and valise.

We rambled through dozens of ruins.
We wandered through castles galore.
We must have seen hundreds of statues —
cathedrals and mosques by the score.

We pored over paintings in Paris.
We tramped through museums in Rome,
and all of the while I was thinking
how much I would rather be home.

At last we are done with our travels!
We’ve seen every kingdom and nation.
But we’re so completely exhausted
that we need another vacation!

 — Kenn Nesbitt

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Reading Level: Grade 4

Topics: Holiday Poems, Poems about Friends and Family, Travel


From the Book The Aliens Have Landed at Our School!

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