Pensitivity’s Three Things Challenge — Rose – Nice
Ragtag Daily Prompt — Pandemonium
At the time of writing this poem, Covid was in charge and travel was banned.
My placemats are filled with scenes from afar
A holiday of a lifetime I had wished on a star
Our trip happened in the nick of time
Just a few months later we would have been fined.
The pandemonium of lockdown
No travelling allowed
At least we’ve been there and done that
With the normality of crowds.
Two years ago, we were in Paris
Tarte au Citron, and the sparkling Med
Choux a la crème, macaron and rose champagne
Just a nice memory now, we’re stuck at home instead.
No international travel
Flights are grounded
Who’d have thought this would happen
It’s a strange new normal
Sanitiser and masks
Social distancing and check-ins,
And other keep-safe tasks.
I will gaze at my placemats
And dream of my trip away
Of the places we went, the people we met
Special times in those lands far away.
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