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    Holiday

    Work, work, work.
    Work, work, work.
    Circled date,
    14 circled dates,
    first date circled, arrives.
    Alarm. Awake. Alarm.
    Push button. Alarm.
    Karate chop. Silence.
    Passport? Panic.
    Passport?
    Found. Resolved.
    Last minute packing.
    Argue.
    Last minute packing.
    Argue.
    Taxi. Taxi? Taxi!
    Taxi to airport,
    taxi stand,
    airport.
    Terrorist threat,
    eyes to the left,
    eyes to the right.
    Customs,
    be cool.
    Frisk.
    Departures lounge.
    Lounge?
    Death tube awaits
    seat 13 c.
    13. Really?
    Acceleration.
    Sickening climb.
    Kid kicking back of seat.
    Seat kicking kid.
    Slap kid.
    Clip ear
    or open door,
    eject.
    Trolley dolly,
    make up pancake,
    pancake face.
    Jack daniels,
    pack of peanuts.
    Jack daniels,
    pack of peanuts.
    Boiled sweet,
    sick bag,
    ear ache.
    Land.
    Release.
    Hot air blast.
    Air conditioned airport,
    carousel,
    looks like my case,
    not my case,
    looks like my case,
    not my case,
    where the hell,
    is my f ucking case?
    There is my case.
    Taxi!
    Taxi to hotel.
    Reception,
    a queue.
    No, no,
    not a queue,
    kill the queuers.
    Maybe, kill all queuers in front
    those behind are safe.
    Horrah!
    The room,
    the room.
    How is the view?
    It's good.
    Unpack. Argue.
    Unpack. Argue.
    Second drawer is mine,
    all mine.
    Head out,
    in trousers,
    not trousers,
    and not shorts.
    Stroll, stroll.. past
    an aqua marine pool,
    to a poolside bar and a seat
    with my name on it, smile
    and order a grande beer
    in a frosted glass and sit at peace
    and feel overcome by a strange feeling,
    happiness,
    happiness,
    a relaxed tear escapes slowly
    to be dried by the warming wind.
    Last edited by Jerrybaldy; 11-18-2010 at 08:42 AM.

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    For those who do not,
    none will suffice.

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    With thanks to weltan(my tits, my tits)schauung for inspiration. Did I mention I love your poem?

    For those who believe,
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    For those who do not,
    none will suffice.

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    Ok Jerry, I have a sick child at home. And I read this one out to her, for no apparent reason, but you had us in fits of laughter. Maybe it will make her well enough for school tomorrow. Thanks. I needed a laugh.

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    It's got many hehe's from me. So accurate it's disgusting. You know what I mean, not the poem, it's great, but the whole neurotic thing and just going out of your mind.

    No, no,
    not a queue,
    kill the queuers.
    Maybe, kill all queuers in front
    those behind are safe.

    "But do you really, seriously, Major Scobie," Dr. Sykes asked, "believe in hell?"
    "Oh, yes, I do."
    "In flames and torment?"
    "Perhaps not quite that. They tell us it may be a permanent sense of loss."
    "That sort of hell wouldn't worry me," Fellowes said.
    "Perhaps you've never lost anything of importance," Scobie said.

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    Like this poem.

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    Definitely neurotic Jerry. The whizzing round of thoughts in your head stressed me out just reading it but you nailed the 'get the hell to the airport' experience just right.
    Before sunlight can shine through a window, the blinds must be raised - American Proverb

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    Great write!


    Have another beer and really
    relax
    Your flight to return home
    leaves tomorrow!

    I have walked in those shoes!

    kittypaws
    Everyone finds himself in the world where he belongs. The essential thing is to have a fixed point from which to check its reality now and then.
    Ancient Egyptian Inner Temples

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    Thank you all.
    Mary, glad to cheer your daughter!
    Welcome to litnet Anglebaby and thanks for commenting
    Thanks for quoting my favourite part haunted
    Sorry for stressing you Delta.
    Cheers for the beer Kitty

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    Great poem, jer. The panicky style fits in well with someone so stressed out by work that it takes them the best part of the holiday to learn how to relax.

    H

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    Thanks Hill. It was very easy to imagine and great fun to write and I am happy you enjoyed the read

    For those who believe,
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    For those who do not,
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    so was it worth it jer?

    "But do you really, seriously, Major Scobie," Dr. Sykes asked, "believe in hell?"
    "Oh, yes, I do."
    "In flames and torment?"
    "Perhaps not quite that. They tell us it may be a permanent sense of loss."
    "That sort of hell wouldn't worry me," Fellowes said.
    "Perhaps you've never lost anything of importance," Scobie said.

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