Florida Vacation

Florida Vacation

A Poem by Earl Schumacker

A fantasy vacation in a strange land


Florida Vacation

In Florida, where old people go to die

With a population of less than one and counting

Where glaciers crawl along the seashore down

Growing cold and counting down the hours

Melting down is very nice and even nicer

When vacationing in Florida

The volcanoes of Florida are world renowned

Standing taller than Olympus Mons on Mars

Some spewing ash and lightning ever faster

By morning life will pass the test of time

Lava flows fill in the desert canyons slow

Miami mountains rise higher than the Rockies

Filling in the missing pieces of a happy sky

At midnight Tsunamis wash away the sands

Landscapes are soon to follow

Twisted storms just like before turn south

Earthquakes keep to themselves but louder

Taking down the house to leave a porch

While rocking on a wooden chair out back

You hear the sounds of crowds or is it birds

While opening a beer you feel the sun come out

© 2021 Earl Schumacker

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The last man standing, or perhaps the last man to sit on his porch with a beer while all around him is suffering.

Some great imagery hear Earl. I got the feeling of the earth exhaling. Starting to breathe again without the destruction brought about by man. Climate change, something that should concern us all.

Hope all is good with you. I enjoyed reading a poem from you again.


Posted 4 Months Ago

Earl Schumacker

4 Months Ago

Hi Chris,
So nice to hear from you. Thank you! Everything is fine here. I have virtually n.. read more

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Added on March 17, 2021
Last Updated on March 17, 2021
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Earl Schumacker
Earl Schumacker

Atlantic City, NJ

B.A. Degree in Literature and Language. I enjoy writing short stories, poetry, novels and keeping up with new scientific discoveries. I enjoy philosophy and Art appreciation. more..