Valentine : My tribute to my love – Travel

Valentine : My tribute to my love – Travel

It’s that time of the year again, when love is in the air!  My love is dedicated to the one thing that I am passionate about and that is traveling! So here is my tribute to my love: Travel.


I do not possess wild imaginations

that try to catch up with

love & infatuations;

Nor do I dream 

of strawberry & cream.

Valentine: My tribute to my love - travel - Strawberries & Cream

I do not have whims & fancies

of chocolate cake & candies;

Nor can I to you express

my heart’s constant distress.

Valentine: My tribute to my love - travel - Roses & Pines

I hope not for flowers

of roses and pines;

Nor of candlelight dinner

of champagne & wine.

Valentine: My tribute to my love - travel - Champagne & Wine
Photo credit: Yogita Mestry

But just to be with you

through thick and thin;

to be always true to you

when we lose or win.

Valentine: My tribute to my love - travel.

How can I tell you

about my love for you?

How can you know

my heart’s sorrow?

Please reach out to me

and try to find and see;

If I am worthy of thee

be my Valentine and Marry me!

—-Composed by Maria Lewis

This is a poem which I had written while I was still in school and which got published in one of the local Newspapers! I have a few poems to my name and thought that someday, I might publish my own little book of poems. Little did I know then, that I could publish my poem on my own website.

What is this about my love for travel that makes the world go round? At this point I would like to recall a recent blog post written by my Travel Blogging Mentor – Matthew Kepnes; an American travel expert, New York Times bestselling author, and blogger who mentions in his blog-post: Everyone says I’m running away.

An excerpt from the above post:

I’m not sure why, but there is this perception out there that anyone who travels long term and isn’t interested in settling down or getting a conventional job must be running away from something.

And to all those people who say that, I say to you—you’re right.

I’m running away from your idea of the “real” world.

When I read Matt’s article: Everyone says I’m running away.  It suddenly all made sense to me. And I keep looking back at my recent article:  The Year 2018: A Leap of Faith and can’t help smiling every time I read it. This can only happen when you are following your bliss or have found the love of your life! 

Wishing all of you a very Happy Valentine’s Day! 

On that note, I will take your leave, till then keep traveling and keep sharing your stories here!

Your TravelMate


14 Replies to “Valentine : My tribute to my love – Travel”

  1. Awesome.. hope you follow your bliss and find all the happiness one can ever have!

    1. Thanks so much Jenny 🙂

  2. Manjiri sarode says: Reply

    Hi Maria happy Valentine day.

    1. Hi Manjiri,

      Thank you, wish you too a very Happy Valentine’s Day

  3. Wow Maria,You are Gem of the person and a Great Poet. Keep writing so that we are getting enlightened.

    1. Hahaha! Thank you Jyoti darling! It is only possible because of loyal friends like you,:-*:-:-D

  4. Great Maria
    keep it up
    Happy Valentine’s Day

    1. Thank you so much! Wish you too a very Happy Valentine’s Day! Have fun!

  5. Manjiri Kelaskar says: Reply

    Awesome Maria. May you travel to your heart’s content

    1. Thank you so much Manjiri:-*

  6. Great stuff. Keep going!

    1. Thanks Sam 🙂

  7. Manjiri Kelaskar says: Reply

    What a lovely poem Maria that too written at such a young age. May you always keep traveling and following your bliss

    1. travelbliss says: Reply

      Thank you Manjiri 🙂

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