R and R
Rest and Relaxation
Arriving on the Voyager, leaving Brize for R&R
Past the guardroom, leave the gate, travelling in a car
Norfolk bound upon the roads, along the countryside
Every where’s so green! It’s like I'm on a joy ride.
Then the rain began to fall, the wipers side by side
Like a metronome, they swept, almost made me cry
It’s just raining, yes! I thought, I’ve seen rain before
But this was something else as it began to pour.
Six months, no rain, no grass, I’ve seen
As this vista thus unfolds, it all seemed so serene
Then in an instant, gripped with fear, there laying in the road
A Sainsbury’s bag filled my gaze. Sure it would explode!
Then my mind griped my body, as it began to shake
In a soothing voice it said “Come on for goodness sake”
You’ve flown miles to find this peace, left the war behind
It’s going kill us!
Now a constant state of mind