This year we went away on a cruise with friends, and Eric always had his writing pad in his pocket to jot down free verse stuff about all of us and the places we stopped at. This is how he started his comprehensive rhyme record:-
These poems are the result of a cruise we went on with our friends Colin, Gill, Brian and Jacqui to the Baltic’s in June/ July 2013
WHAT! WHY! WHEN! HOW!
Col’s in a strop
The room's not ready
The boat's not steady
He’s tired, fed up and wants a sleep
Needs to be tucked up by 'Little Bo Peep’
He’s hungry and weary and wants a rest
Just right now he’s not at his best
Give him a mars bar, a coffee and cake
And you will see a new man, dapper and smart
A smile on his face, a nod and a wink
And you will stop and think
‘Was this the chap who a while ago, was haggard and drawn with no where to go.'