Friday, April 13, 2012

Why I've given up on travel

It’s been one hundred years since
My great-grandparents
Were told that they wouldn’t be able to use their tickets
Too many half fares for such an in demand voyage
So they had to wait
Had to be on one of the first boats to pass over
I think there was a wreath laid
And then on they went
To a new life
In the new world
Only too aware that
They would not have had this close call
Had there been enough money
To go to Australia
And that had there not been so many kids
I think eleven
They one way or the other
They would have been down under
Which is why
One hundred years later
With a little more discretionary spending but only two kids
I like to stay at home

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