National Road Map Day–April 5, Poem 5

When was the last  time you opened a map
the paper kind that sat on your lap
Used your finger or magic marker
to trace the route before you parked her?

Some marked the stops for gas or food
no mention if either was  cheap or good,
maybe updated once a year
no indication if the route was clear.

Nowadays we use our phone
a voice that seldom leaves us alone
a gentle correction if you miss a turn
some of us take longer to learn.

23 thoughts on “National Road Map Day–April 5, Poem 5”

  1. I wouldn’t call myself a collector, but I saved a lot of those old paper maps from road trips all over the country back in the 60s & 70s. I agree with Andrea — modern technology just can’t compare with maps when it comes to looking for places of interest along the way.

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  2. Great poem! I’ll say that although I now use the GPS on my mobile, I still love maps and I collect old ones. I can stare at a map for hours…is that crazy?…and I love to see the way countries have changed colours as the years…and wars…have passed. Lovely post,
    and Greetings from Spain,

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