Holiday In the Sun – POEM


How desperately people seek,

to air their souls,

on a package holiday, turning flesh once white, into one step closer to skin cancer.

And washing away their worries on cheap booze,

attempting to feel at one with each other under a hotter sun.


Flying home, with pools of vomit for reflection

And knowing that they’ll be back next year,

Because Britain’s weather won’t be any hotter,

and their ignorance any less.

2013 repost

lion around 2

16 thoughts on “Holiday In the Sun – POEM

  1. My husband is from London and he did not partake in the obligatory holidays in Spain, although he traveled extensively in Europe.

    We do know lots of Brits who go to Tenerife and other Spanish towns to indulge. Yes, it is eating and drinking at pubs and lying in the sun with oil slathered on bodies. Sometimes the drinking is out of control and somehow they think its fun.

    To each his own and good for Spanish economy!

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    1. yeah, it’s not for everyone.
      And I doubt the Spanish mind the money that’s for sure, although much of the holiday areas have eroded into Little Britain from what I understand.


  2. You need to try the Gulf of Mexico, Lion. That’s where I go every fall for a week or two with 3 friends…just rent a beach house and hang out.

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    1. Sounds much more agreeable πŸ™‚

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      1. It is, especially when you go in the off-season. Not many people and cheaper rates. And the weather and water are still warm in the fall…but not too warm.

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  3. wow! Deep and so true in its core my friend. Love it. πŸ™‚

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      1. You are welcome my friend. πŸ™‚

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  4. I’ve never been to Britain. Anyway, your poem is amazing.

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    1. Thanks for your kind words πŸ™‚

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  5. I for one don’t mind a little sun and cheap booze. Not a huge fan of package holidays, though.

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    1. Sun and booze is all good, but generic Brit holidays in Little Britain aka Spain make me cringe. Thanks for reading πŸ™‚


  6. You make me very curious about how cold it is in Britain.
    And now I’m judging it by the quality of its beer!

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    1. Cold in winter. Raining 80percent of the time lol
      Beer? So so, some good some bad.


  7. Ah, Lion! So bleak, but so true!

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