Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

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Trip to Anywhere

Trip to Anywherea


If we were having coffee right now, I would tell you how much I need to take a trip to anywhere. And how I want to be somewhere with statuesque trees filled with birds and bees. Birds building new homes on the strongest of branches creating a safe haven for their family.  Honey bees, flit from flower to flower getting their nectar. Birds of song chirping in acapella; honey bees buzzing in harmony creating a symphony like none I have ever heard.

We’d laugh together whilst walking through the woods, feeling the delicate breeze on our faces. Somehow, the gnarly trees had an aura of enchantment and we were unsure if we were entering or exiting the forest. Our time spent together was joyful and addicting. I wanted it to continue and last forever. I must admit I wanted to live in a fairy tale.

What happened next was sadder than sad. I find it difficult to talk about as I choke back tears and grasp for anything that will keep me sane. Your echoing voice surrounds me with sorrow. I am devastated because now I know there is no tomorrow, with you.

My rainbow is colorless, the stars no longer twinkle, the sun is dull and lackluster, the sky is gray and threatening with fractal clouds. I feel the earth has stopped spinning as I stand in the forest with no entrance and no exit. I start to run, blinded by tears and uncontrollable fear. The gnarly trees stretch their limbs and carry me down paths of moss-covered pebbles and then, all is silent and still. Where am I?  All I know is I am not with you.


I feel the urge to travel

before I unravel.

It has been a while

I feel the need to smile.

I must get on the road

to lessen my load.

It has been a while,

since I have gone many a mile.

I must ready the car

as I am going far.

Where is my destination

to end this frustration?

Hooray! Hooray!

I am finally on my way.

Wherever I may go,

do you want to know?

Goodbye to you and so long.

You’ve treated me wrong.

Wherever I go,

you will never know.

A trip to somewhere

A trip to nowhere

A trip to anywhere

It has been a while,

Since I have gone many a mile

It has been a while,

and I feel the need to smile.

-Franci Eugenia Hoffman

Franci enjoyed a dedicated career in the insurance industry for over 20 years being rewarded both professionally and personally. Now it’s time for Franci to follow her dreams by doing things she enjoys…spending time with family, learning, sharing, traveling, and writing poetry. Franci’s writing and creative endeavors can be found at her blogs, Eugi’s Causerie and Eugi’s Potpourri. Franci has authored eBooks Fanciful Delights and Mama, me and Mother Nature, and also has writings at Spillwords, PoetrySoup, and

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Thank you for the share .

Thank you . We love road trips and I am hoping we can take one soon even though I would prefer cooler weather.

Thank you Tausif Mundrawala. I am pleased your enjoyed my post and I appreciate your kind comments.

Thank you Chas Wyatt 😊

Thank you so much Lada Prkic. I am delighted you enjoyed the description of the clouds.

Thank you for your kind words Gert Scholtz

Thank you Lisa Gallagher.

Thank you for the good advice mohammed khalaf.

Ken Boddie, Love this idea. Thank you!

Thank you Sue Chien Lee. Make it a great day.

Thank you Donna-Luisa Eversley. I am delighted by your comment.

Thank you Joanna Hofman. I am glad you enjoyed it.

Ken Boddie

5 years ago #7

Hope you told him to "Hit the road, Jack", Franci Eugenia Hoffman. My prescription is to take that trip in a pink Cadillac, white wall tyres, and Eric Clapton on the radio. 🎤

mohammed khalaf

5 years ago #6

A positive mindset can be hard to come by some days Franci . Give yourself a boost every morning. Find a mantra to repeat to yourself to keep your spirits up and your confidence in high

Lisa Gallagher

5 years ago #5

Wow Franci Eugenia Hoffman, This was very visual , I felt like I could even feel the breeze, very deep! I would gladly take a trip to anywhere with you!

Gert Scholtz

5 years ago #4

Franci Eugenia Hoffman So beautiful and poignant Franci. Lovely post!

Lada 🏡 Prkic

5 years ago #3

While reading I almost felt like I am in the woods, with no entrance and no exit, and with these gnarly trees around me. The post image fully corresponds with sentiments in the text. I like the description of clouds, Franci Eugenia Hoffman. Fractals are everywhere. :)

Thank you so much for reading and commenting Randy Keho.

Randy Keho

5 years ago #1

Beautifully written, Franci. Who hasn't had the feelings you so brilliantly set to words? Although relationships seem to form in the heavens, they often appear to end in the depths of hell. You described the trip masterfully.

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