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Holidays Nature Outdoors Travel

Retreat

#WDYS

A perfect getaway

set in trees and mountains

a place to get away from it all

take in the mountain air

and catch a fish or two

then perhaps after you’ve ate

you dip your toes in the waters blue

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Health Poetry Travel

Waiting for the ferry

#wdys

Something strange in

these sun covered streets,

there’s no one around but the locals

the medicine man said stay at home

so in centrally heated houses

they stay

away from the sun covered shores

the artworks and postcards

sit solitary

while cafe sombreros

swing in the soft summer breeze

with no one to hear the tower clock

but the shopkeepers

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Food Poetry Transport Travel

Thinking of Breakfast

#writeclub #breakfast

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Up all night

travelling in their magnificent chariot

making their way to their destination

Thinking of breakfast

Driving to Penzance

from John – o – Groats

looking to fill the stomachs and throats

Thinking of breakfast

Dropping off cargo, at a rendezvous point

all the time thinking, of a roasted lamb joint

or bacon or sausage – a hash brown or three

washed down with Orange juice or perhaps ice tea

Making the regulation breaks on the way

in the services he’ll sit and he’ll stay

Bacon and sausage on plates – can they do?

No, so tween four bits of wholemeal he’ll chew

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Poetry Prose Transport Travel writing

Car

#writeclub #adventure

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A car is not an Adventure

though it could just get you there

saving you the shoe leather

or even the bus fare

It gets you there from A to B

using the various road and track

Travelling down endless steel railed paths

and buckets of flattened tarmac

It’d be great – if it got you to places

without needing a top-up or three (to be frank)

but it just gets you to the nearest station

on a single tank

so as you head down the highway

in search of your seaside abode

your chariot is eating your fish and chips

as it burns down the road

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Beach Childhood Holidays Travel

Adventure

#writeclub #listpoem

Adventure comes

from a small leather case

stepping onto the plane

and heading to a place

well out of normal reach

definately not your

normal nearby beach

imagining how happy you will be

sat with your mum on dad – on a spot by the sea

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Food Holidays Poetry Tradition Travel

Stifado

#Food #Greek #Dish #Beef #Cinnamon

An acrostic, written in honour of a dish i enjoyed a lot of during my travels to the greek islands.

Stifado

Served up in a traditional greek pot

Traditionally cooked up with beef, tomatoes and onions

It’s usually served up with some sort of pasta

Fresh bay leaves, cinnamon

And all spice give it its authentic flavour

Dry red wine goes as a good accompanient

Of course – if you want it with chips – the chef will be happy to provide them

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Holidays Memories Travel

Trinkets

#fowc #trinkets

Trinkets / pin badges … by inky

Tiny little things

reminding you of places

in the UK or abroad where you

navigated towards on holiday

kept mementoes of

events in time

tallied together

so you don’t forget them

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Acrostic Buildings Travel

Bridge

#fowc #bridge

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Before the crossing

rafts were used to cross the river

in time, though – those in the know

decided to create something to

get the livestock across the

expanse of water tween point a and point b

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Poetry Transport Travel

Waiting

#MLMM

Image by George Natsioulis

She’s Waiting

She’s Waiting by the platform

She’s Waiting for a Train

She’s Waiting for the train

She’s Waiting for a particular train

but for now – She’s Waiting

She’s waiting to get to a place on the coast

a place as a child she enjoyed the most

a place that was way off from metropolis rain

a place in the sun that you travelled to by train

tickets all booked,

bags all packed

waiting on the platform – relaxed

listening for the sound of the choo-choo horn – Maxed

While waiting.

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Seasons Snowman Transport Travel Weather

Travel Issues

#promptuarium #travelissues #snow

I

A winters snowfall

in the middle of spring

was, how can you put it ?

surprising

II

emergency

scarves coats and gloves

distributed from the boot

to front and back seats

III

Waiting for the repair truck

along with the others

while sat in the white stuff

going nowhere

IV

The kids liked the idea

that jack frost, had turned

the car, and others ahead

into little igloos

V

Rescue services

Grin at the forward view

of a smiling snowman

at every hard shoulder

VI

Sat in the Warm ? Out of the Cold

Ideal solution – kept in a box

Sandwiches , and Hot Bovril

Till the rescue gets us to the Services