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It begins quite simply – with a waddle on your knees on the garden grass

expeditions begin – hunting out the border flowers

and sounding out the bees and butterflies

sometimes – the butterflies tickle your nose

trips to the shops in your buggy – give you new perspectives

counting the clouds and birds in the sky

as mum and dad purchase the weekly shop

First venture out – is usually with school – to a park or an old house

(Usually the Rule)

Then trips out of the city, they seem miles away

as you land at a zoo, watching animals at play

Holiday time ? sees you sat on the coast

With you wrapped in your swimsuit – trying not to toast

Looking in rockpools for shellfish and snails

hoping for dolphins and maybe some whales

walking in fields and observing the cows

heading for castles in the here and now

First time abroad ? sees you sat in a bird

and you’re watching the clouds – not saying a word

skies they seem different – and everything’s new

and for two weeks there’s plenty of fun things to do

you return with pictures – and for a bit you’re a star

as you recall flamenco and the man with guitar

new locations – new islands – new things to enjoy

away from the tent you stayed in as a boy.

something less Spanish – something more Greek

enjoying the sights, sounds and tastes for a week

but as always with travel – you’re pulled in by chance

by locals at the taverna to engage in a dance

Published by inkdropk

Born and Bred in Salford, England - I live a short distance from Old Trafford - Home to Manchester United Football Club. I volunteer at Sale Harriers athletic club and at Imperial War Museum North - where i help as a guide to visitors in the galleries. A blogger, photographer, volunteer and occasional writer.

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