We Might Have Gone to England

England Photos

We might have gone to England

British Air in business class

spent Summer time in Westminster

placed flowers at the cenotaph.


Windsor, Bath and Stonehenge

Cotswolds, Stratford, see King Lear

You wanted so to visit England

I wanted so to take you there.


We might have cruised Bermuda

or St. Thomas Virgin Isle

maybe sailed to Santorini

or up to Luxor on the Nile.


But you always wanted England

perhaps we’ll go next fall

a five star room at Claridge’s

an evening stroll on down the Mall.


Shop all day at Debenham’s

Mayfair for high tea and scones

have a peek at Downing Street

Fulham, Chelsea, Hyde Park,  Sloane’s.


Come join me on my evening walk

the cranes have just returned you know

the squirrel in the Jacaranda

is watching as we stroll and talk.


Tonight perhaps a quiet dinner

in a candle’s evening glow

the children will be home for Easter

plan just when we’d like to go.


Sitting over Lean Cuisine

in my robe very much alone

I’m planning for our trip to England

I promise you this time we’ll go.



About toritto

I was born during year four of the reign of Emperor Tiberius Claudius on the outskirts of the empire in Brooklyn. I married my high school sweetheart, the girl I took to the prom and we were together for forty years until her passing in 2004. We had four kids together and buried two together. I had a successful career in Corporate America (never got rich but made a living) and traveled the world. I am currently retired in the Tampa Bay metro area and live alone. One of my daughters is close by and one within a morning’s drive. They call their pops everyday. I try to write poetry (not very well), and about family. Occasionally I will try a historical piece relating to politics. :-)
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4 Responses to We Might Have Gone to England

  1. charlypriest says:

    Nice meeting you toritto , you know that here in Spain torito is what we call a bull? It´s really toro but you can also say “mira ese torito” I´m pretty sure you do, having traveled so much and I did take a peak at the post you talked about WWII and fascist Franco. It´s actually a sad truth what you said.
    Great poem, I´m already taking that walk in England after reading this.
    Glad you stumbled upon my crazy little blog.


    • toritto says:

      Charly – many thanks for the kind words. The name of my blog, Toritto, is the name of the town in Italy where my family lived for centuries before my grandfather came to America. My extended family is still there, outside Bari, on the Adriatic. I’ve traveled in Spain many years ago, mostly in and around Madrid and Barcelona. Thanks for coming by. Regards


  2. I can imagine that I am there! Wonderful Toritto, just wonderful. I’m often reading about England and I hope to go there.

    Thank you!


    • toritto says:

      Shelby – During the ’90s my work required I spend about a month in England each year. I would usually be there in December, fly home for the holidays and return after the New Year. The kids were young at the time and in school. My wife always wanted to go to London but we always put it off. “We’ll do it next year” or “when I retire”.

      She never made it. She passed 4 months after I retired. She was already ill.

      Carpe Diem.



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