Brown's Vacation

By Amos Russel Wells

“I’ve had a vacation,” said Timothy Brown;
“A fine one, although I have not left the town.
I merely vacated my worries and fears,
And at once became younger by fairly five years.
I vacated my ruts, and began to enjoy
My regular, humdrum, but useful employ.
I changed my whole outlook and vision of life,
And made it a pastime instead of a strife.
I’ve had a vacation, not vacant, a bore,
But fuller and freer than ever before;
The best of vacations for fat purse or lean,—
A change of the seeing instead of the scene.”

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