A Promise I Didn’t Keep – Carpe diem!
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, myself alone
I’m planning for our trip to England
I promise you this time we’ll go.