For the next few weeks Colleen’s Tuesday Poetry Challenge is on hiatus as Colleen sells up and moves home which is very exciting.. She has asked that her regular participants continue with their weekly poem and I shall do just that. Here is one from my archives…..
Holidays by Sally Cronin
Time between holidays was very slow
Anticipation growing by the day
Kept asking the question ‘When do we go?’
On and on from the beginning of May.
Food filled memories lay on my lips
Of scones on a plate, warm, laden with jam
And plates of piping hot crispy chips
Served with thick slices of crumb crusted ham.
Other summer treats are fresh in my mind
Crisp battered fish, served with peppery peas.
Soft whirling ice-creams of every kind
That made you forget the cold icy seas.
The days at the beach with sand in your pants
And in the hard boiled egg sandwiches too.
Left over crumbs that attracted the ants
And painful wasp stings that turned the air blue.
Far too quickly the summer was over
And the long wait for the next festive break
Weeks before Christmas went even slower
Looking forward to that marzipanned cake.
Now I am older the time goes so fast
I don’t have to wait so long for the fun
I know how to make the holidays last
Despite the fact there is too little sun.
I fill up my trolley with scones and jam
And a pot of the finest clotted cream.
Cornish ices, battered cod and crumbed ham
I am now finally living the dream.
I have a number of short story collections and you can find my books and their reviews: https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/my-books-and-reviews-2019/