Thursday, 30 October 2014

North Sea Exodus

Well Blog, it's rather quiet today
It must be many are away
Late autumn – long weekend at last
Hordes depart to have a blast!

Mid-season sales for these few days
Special offers in Delhaize!
A good deal on a brand new car
Entice those who don't travel far.

For lemmings hurtling to the coast
Huge traffic jams are feared the most
As mini-trippers make their way
For a brief but bracing holiday.

Last minute packing, stressful ride
Buffeted by winds outside
Obliged to shelter from the rain
Then walk along the dykes - again!

Whole Belgian families rent a flat
In a Seventies' block near tourist tat
Along the seafront for a week
A «home from home» is what they seek.

I used to do this - years ago
And so it is I've come to know
Why Brussels residents are rare
Around All Saints Day every year!

(c) Poet in the woods 2014


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