Ironic perhaps that this world unravels

In line with humanity's extended travels.

Better perhaps to stay at home

And resist the urge to "up and roam".

The television - now twenty four hours global

Brings the world to us and it seems ignoble...

Ungrateful even to pack up and go

To places our TV screens will show;

Why add a carbon footprint to all the rest

For distant places often disappointing at best?

For destinations - that when we get there -

Makes us wish instead for some place where

We could find tea-bags and beans on toast,

Sausage, egg and chips that we like most.

So excuse me if I beg your pardon

And take my holidays in my own garden

Where all I enjoy is close at hand

And foreign travel isn't planned!




◄ LOVE SLIP-SLIDIN' AWAY = theme for a song lyric



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M.C. Newberry

Wed 23rd Oct 2019 11:49

Thanks for the comments, Brian and Adam. Also for the "likes" folks!
I have noted, with a mixture of "I might have known" and impatience,
just how many people appearing on TV quiz shows choose to go on
holiday when asked what they would do with money won. This was,
in part, a motivation for this blog.

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Adam Rabinowitz

Tue 22nd Oct 2019 15:46

Such a great poem. Thank you for sharing.

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Tue 22nd Oct 2019 15:40

Ironic, perhaps even hypocritical, when one considers all the millions of young people taking part in the recent eco protests...and what do they all say they want to do? TRAVEL. Just for the hell of it. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for broadens the mind. But don't then preach to the rest of us.

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