Recently we took a trip to see the sights and sounds of Nashville and surrounding area. Had a great time. This is part of the "My Dear True Friend" poetry series. Hope you enjoy it

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Brian Lee Clements 


The trip went well until I got to the airport 

When my app screwed up 

And I was afraid everything was going to blow up.

Ran to the kiosk to get my hard ticket

And I got to the gate where I felt like I about to blow a gasket

On the plane the guy who sat next to us had never flown before

 But I felt like I should had joined him with his rum and vermouth 

We arrived in Nashville in two and a half hours.

And in the area there might be showers 

Took a nap since we didn't get much sleep the night before 

Then went to Publix because we're hungry as a boar

When we left we headed to the car

When all of a sudden we hear some sirens 

Being from Colorado we didn't know 

and we thought it was from a fire truck

And then we found out it was for a tornado 

What the hell and this wasn't just tomatoes 

We got through that with just heavy rain 

And then our stomachs got hungry and untamed 

We went out to dinner for taco pizza and beer

We both got carded and we didn't feel ashamed but felt weird

The next day went really well

We saw the sights on the main strip

Which included clubs for Jason Aldeans, Dierks Bentley and others

Where we also got beer and chips and a chance to pee

The music was great at the places we stopped in

Plus we got carded again

We also went to places like Cooters, where we saw the General Lee

And we always came out with a grin

The following day after I got out of the shower

There is a fire alarm going off

And a fire fire truck in front of the motel at this early hour

I went to get breakfast but there was nothing to to eat

And I went back to the room to get her up

But she pulled the covers over her head because she was still beat

Later that morning we went on a donut tour of the city

And all the biscuits and donuts were so sweet

And also went for a walk in a state park

Which was free and we didn’t need a receipt

During the weekend, we went down to Lynchburg 

Where we were planning to go to the Jack Daniel's distillery.

Little did we know there was a festival to beat

And we walked around on our sore feet

Then on to Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains

Where we spent the night in the town

Then we went to Sasquatch museum

Which was closed and we were not able to see him

The leafs were falling bright red and yellow

Each night we couldn’t wait for our heads to hit the pillow

And, of course, we went to Margaritaville

Where we got t shirts and thrills

Don’t forget the Johnny Cash Museum we was really fun

And we were in awe for what he had done

And every night we had a beer

Plus we always did a cheer

To our dads who were not able to be there

And to ourselves for making it through another day

And each night we found our way 

To the motel to wait for another day

After a week it was time to head back

From the green lush area of Tennessee

To the brown plains of Colorado that we’re used to see

We are already planning our next trip

Will we go to Hawaii, Port Arthur, the Bahamas or another part of southwest tip?

I’m sure it’s something we’ll discuss

But I can’t wait for our next adventure and where it will take us


Submitted: December 01, 2022

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Very enjoyable I do have a question it may seem strange that I don't know, but what is a taco pizza?

Tue, January 3rd, 2023 9:49pm

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