#Vacation: “Short Relief,” a Poem by Charles Filson


Short Relief

by Charles Filson

Vacation time has come at last
the books are laid to rest.
Thoughts are turned to swimming holes,
There’s no time for taking tests.

Taking trips with Mom and Dad
if only for a day,
Or extended journeys across the miles,
to see the USA.

But soon vacation’s over,
Mom and Dad both cheer.
Things can get back to normal again,
at least for another year.


Charles Filson is 65 years old and has been writing since high school. He has written one book and is working on another. Charles is retired and lives in Lansdale, PA. His hobbies are reading, jigsaw puzzles, chess, writing, and watching movies.


notepad-117597__480SUMMER STARTERS: Looking for new writing/illustrating ideas? Is the weather hot, but your mind cool? If so, then check out these prompts from award-winning children’s author (and EPA-SCBWI member) Tony Fredericks. Ready! Set! Go!

  • Jupiter is more than 2.5 times larger than all the other planets of our solar system combined.
  • The small bridge across Wandering Creek has been there for more than a century. It has many stories to tell.
  • The praying mantis is the only insect that can turn its head without moving its body.
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1 Response to #Vacation: “Short Relief,” a Poem by Charles Filson

  1. Chrissa Pedersen says:

    Fun poem thanks Charles! Makes me think of my childhood car-camping trips with my family seeing the USA.

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