Romeo Della Valle

Freshman - 505 Points (Ageless / Dominican Republic)

A Journey - Poem by Romeo Della Valle

After traveling the universe,
I decided to travel my own earth,
carrying no luggage
Only my mind and heart!

In my way to Egypt,
I stopped in Jerusalem
Kneeling down and kissing
The Holy Land!

I kept going, landing
On top of a pyramid
Finding myself praying to the Lord,
In minutes I was in Mecca
Inspired by Prophet Mohammad!

I saw the green pasture of Ireland
Trying to find Rachel Ann Butler
And give to her my love
Along with a red rose!

I went across to
The United Kingdom
To meet Sir John Knight
To shake his hand,
Have a chat and show to him
My true friendship!

The trip seems endless,
So, I have no choice
But to keep on going
To reach my goal:
The message of love and peace
Throughout the whole world!

After being impressed
By the city's lights
From the top of the Eiffel Tower,
I flew to the Vatican City
Where I kissed the
Holy Father's hand!

Lost in the crowd and
Running away from the bulls,
I found myself tired in Barcelona,
I decided to get a physical and
Spiritual rest In the God's
Blessed land of India!

In my desperate need
To see the world,
I flew to the Philippines
Having the honor
To meet Lady Grace,
Whom I gave a kiss on her cheek!

Realizing I was still in New York,
Since I never really left,
Now, it is up to you
To tell me what happened,
For I am confused!

Romeo Della Valle
© All rights reserve-2009
New York City

Topic(s) of this poem: soul

Comments about A Journey by Romeo Della Valle

  • Riza Braholli (2/16/2019 6:26:00 AM)

    Dear Romeo, beautiful poetry; your journey was for us too; to the sea with me. now I will continue to travel and come to my little Albania on the Adriatic coast of Italy and the Vatican where you will find the best hospitality in the world... congrats poet by dr riza (Report)Reply

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  • Madhabi Banerjee (7/27/2016 5:54:00 AM)

    wow! what a journey! you are a born philosopher (Report)Reply

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  • Rajnish Manga (7/27/2016 1:56:00 AM)

    I love the way you have given an account of your journey to the major tourist destinations of the world and that too without leaving your living room in New York. You have made it look like real and enviable. Thanks for your wonderful poetic skill, Romeo Della.
    Carrying in my luggage / Only my mind and heart... / Realizing I was still in New York,
    Since I never really left,

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (1/19/2016 3:40:00 AM)

    Born! On a journey; the journey of life. Nice work. (Report)Reply

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  • Ramesh Rai (4/11/2015 6:11:00 AM)

    Brother! You are most welcome to India the land of spiritualism. I am planning for the same journey. Regards.a. (Report)Reply

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  • Cosheila Bihag (7/27/2014 4:16:00 AM)

    Wow....i think you're a reflective person too....
    I seem travelling the whole world....

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  • (12/1/2011 7:33:00 PM)

    Wonderful! ! ! I felt as if I were traveling all over the world.
    What a great talent you have.
    Thanks for the trip.

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  • (9/19/2011 3:41:00 AM)

    All travel, but this journey is unique and has a special goal for exploration of greatness on the universe and on earh. Each place on this earth smiles distinctly for its attribute. But what a fantastic place you have chosen to rest physically as well as spiritually, it is my motherland India! I simply love your passion and the ease. Thanks & Regards for sharing it. Marks 10+++ (Report)Reply

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  • (8/9/2011 12:17:00 AM)

    Its a poem with really good imagery which takes you around the world in a few verses..that alone is impressive. Well done! : D (Report)Reply

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  • (7/8/2011 8:53:00 PM)

    Great poem i like how you used different geographic locations to express the main characters True desire to seek the unknown world that he hasn't seen (Report)Reply

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  • Malaya Roses (1/13/2011 7:41:00 AM)

    Poet, you are the man of the world with toleration and understanding on faith's issues and respect is your core value in this poem.

    I love to read this poem again and again for strong idea with real and affirmative concept of unity without boundaries.

    10+ and you really deserve it.

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  • Pranab K Chakraborty (9/20/2010 12:12:00 AM)

    What do you feel confusing poet, traveling with the light-year or landing on kissing to a dear poet! What is confusing? We Indian believe that a God-Realised soul can be a particular species of fish (Pankaal) who swim just upper surface of the water and can hide itself within deepest low of mud. But never catch any mud in its fin. Your mental state of flying is narrated skillfully in the writing. You have landed after traveling the infinite universe to finite Earth. New york is in New york. And outwardly poet is within poet, but the innerself is expanded so widely...... we get such poetic offering. Thank you. LIVE LONG...WRITE MORE........


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  • John Knight (1/6/2010 7:28:00 AM)

    Hi Romeo - Wherefore art thou - on your Journey? This is a well structured poem presented in ten neat quatrains - intriguing content - it merits a full ten. It is good to 'Come Down to Earth' and there are 'must visit places'. Egypt - Isreal - Mecca and of course IRELAND - 'God's own Country'. Not forgetting a chance to meet some of the lovely worldwide PH Family. Rachel Ann Butler (lovely) and of course Sir John K in the UK (I know him very well and still love him!) . Paris - Rome - I have had a face to face meeting with the Pope - awesome. Barcelona is a GEM and India is a whole casket of exquisite JEWELS. We all love Lady Grace and it would be wonderful to embrace her. New York - New York - all human life is there and I will never forget my pilgrimage in 2002 to pay my respects to the iconic TWIN TOWERS and the memory of 3000 very very beautiful people. When you are in Central Park on a Sunny Day - in your imagination you can be anywhere and it does save on air fares. Thanks for the mention and thanks for the memory. Yours in Poetry - JOHN. (Report)Reply

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  • (1/3/2010 4:16:00 PM)

    super poem.. yea.. the authors showed you a lil bit of God's world. sweet. (Report)Reply

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  • Sulaiman Mohd Yusof (12/30/2009 11:49:00 PM)

    Hi my bro Romeo, we are far apart, but very close at heart.The globe is our arena to foster our brotherhood.Excellent piece bro! !


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  • (12/30/2009 9:12:00 PM)

    interesting. was it based off of a dream u had perhaps? ? ? (Report)Reply

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  • (12/30/2009 2:25:00 PM)

    Dear Fella,
    Traveling through one's own emotional, mental, physical or spiritual earth gives the real insight. You should not be confused. I see mystic touch in your journey.

    very well thought poem. Stay blessed.

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  • Ronn Michael Salinas (12/30/2009 10:16:00 AM)

    I lived in the Philippines for quite a time and since that time was from childhood (I was born there) to early adolescence, the mention of it brings back memories. And brings interest. So, what happened: it was the winter cold that made you sleep away; it was not a daydream but instead an actual dream. (Report)Reply

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  • (12/29/2009 11:44:00 PM)

    a surreal journey to all those great places... a globe-trotter's fantasy...expressed in such a fascinating way! ! 1 (Report)Reply

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  • (12/29/2009 6:14:00 PM)

    I wish I had the same chance to go through this journey, it is a very great journey it took me to those places as I read this poem.

    -with all my love and frindship

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 27, 2009

Poem Edited: Saturday, August 19, 2017

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