Friday, 23 June 2017

Departure Lounge Blues

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I flew off Island yesterday to go to a reunion, the trip did not go as smoothly as I had hoped, on the positive side it inspired two poems, here is the first;

Departure Lounge Blues

I'm waiting on a flipping 'plane,
the retched flight's delayed again,
it always seems to be the same,
departure lounge - waiting game.

No water through security,
replacement available; for a fee.
They say the wifi here is free,
but can't log on it's so dodgy!

The tannoy squawks into life,
"don't leave your bags or there'll be strife"
and calls delaying flights are rife.
For some this is a way of life!

Frazzled parents, excited kids,
business men, deals on skids,
and tempers rise ....... God forbids;
lean back, breath and close eyelids.

Then comes the call, the flight is ready
the rush and crush as folk so heady
board the flight that's not quite ready
and in the rush someone left teddy......

John Carré Buchanan
22 June 2017


If you click on the link below you can listen to me read this poem.


20 comments:

  1. uh oh! Departure lounge blues indeed! Of course much enjoyable in a poem :)

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    1. Hi, Sumana, thanks for your comment, I'm glad you liked the poem.

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  2. haha...this was entertaining and true. I like it!

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    1. Hi J.T, thanks for your comment, glad you liked the poem.

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  3. Such a rhyming piece.. and awww someone left teddy. So difficult to keep calm when you are just stuck

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    1. Hi Namratha, thanks for your kids nod comment. Poor old Ted:-(

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  4. Oh sad child who left her teddy....this poem made me smile. The news is full of how difficult plane travel is becoming these days. Glad you arrived safely.

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    1. Hi Sherry, Thanks for your kind comment. Hopefully Ted was reunited!

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  5. A very familiar situation. .the airport journey always a trial before the actual..

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    1. Hi Eileen, Thanks for your comment. So true!

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  6. Enjoyed reading this I was straight away transported to the airport and than the teddy at the end Great

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    1. Hi Marja, Thanks for your comment, I' glad you enjoyed the poem.

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  7. Having traveled for my last few years of working, I SO identified with this very clever bit of rhyme, John. Well said!

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    1. Hi Indybev, thank you for your comment, I am glad you enjoyed the rhyme.

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  8. Hahaha! Though it's not funny in real life and it can make me blue, your poem gets all the details in swing time. Love it.

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    1. Hi Susan, thanks for your comment. It is frustrating, but on this trip it gave me the opportunity to write two poems which was actually quite fun!

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  9. You have captured the frustration in travel vividly here, John.

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  10. A bit of humor here; but, truthfully, travel 'ain't what it used to be.' I really don't enjoy the hassles any more.

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    1. Hi Mary, Thanks for your comment, You are right the care and service have both disappeared. This for me is made worse by the additional pain it causes, Not fun.

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