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Travelling, by Britta Benson

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Here’s a poem I wrote yesterday. I attend an online expressive writing session on Tuesdays, led by Michelle Berberet. The sessions are free and highly enjoyable, as well as inspirational. (

This Tuesday writing hour has become a bit of a fixture in my diary. So, here’s what I wrote:


It’s what I do.
I’m a full time traveller.
Don’t know where I’m going.
I’m enjoying the journey.

You know what it’s like…
There’s the odd uncomfortable trip,
bumpy roads,
missed connections,
that dinner from hell,
floors you for three days solid
and when you wake up
you don’t remember a thing
apart from being itchy.

But the joy of new!


It’s what I do.
I’m a full time traveller.
Every day, 
I wake up curious.
I travel light.
Cup of tea, notebook, pencil
and away I go.
No charge for awesomeness.

I cross continents, time zones,
travel forwards, backwards,
my dance moves – legendary.
Well, not quite,
but I’m going places.

This is my journey.
These are my hiccups, my shipwrecks.
Nobody else could have failed
as beautifully as me.

I don’t know where I’m going.
I don’t need to know.
Here and now is quite the destination.


13 thoughts on “Travelling, by Britta Benson

  1. You absolutely nailed your wanderlust with this Britta, if it’s not miles you’re travelling it’s pages.
    By the way, that dinner from hell wouldn’t happen to be a vegetarian curry eaten in Montrose would it? heehee

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  2. I look forward to Michelle’s Friday email so I can go through the poems in a slower and more focused way. Your poem this week exemplified what I love about your writing–your ability to work with everyday objects and situations, wrap them in simple syntax, and still achieve an effect that reaches metaphysical truths. You also use language playfully, an added bonus. Thanks for being you!

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment, Linda. I do look forward to the Friday email, too. It’s so nice to read the poems again. I simply love the Tuesday sessions. Such a diverse and wonderful group, so supportive, and over the months, I feel like I’ve got to know you all a little bit. See you Tuesday, hopefully!

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