This May arrives with sunshine eyes
An unexpected bright surprise
Those who plan are overjoyed
Two long weekends – Vive the void!
Ascension Day and Pentecost:
For non-Catholics these are lost
As events that happened long ago
When the Church held us in tow.
With the Reformation came
An undermining of the same
The Bible helped us save our souls
But the thinking public had new goals!
Dear Belgium, under Spanish yoke
Held onto these two feasts 'bespoke'
So spring-time holidays are rife
And harrassed workers have a life!
There's talk of supermarket* strikes
And Brussels Airlines cancels flights
But those of us who choose to stay
Can lift the pedal for today!
(c) Poet in the woods 2018
* The Carrefour supermarket chain