We Might Have Gone to England – from the Poetry archive

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
or 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, Sloan’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.



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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2 Responses to We Might Have Gone to England – from the Poetry archive

  1. beetleypete says:

    Poignant indeed, Frank. The London theme appeals to me for obvious reasons, but the last Debenhams closed in 2021. They are only online now, like my own dreams of travel.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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