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Highway to Heaven

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Highway to Heaven

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Packed all our bags and into the car 
A family of eight a dog from the bar
My father a publican hard worker as wife
deserved all their holidays each year of their life

We struggled and pushed and found a niche seat 
a twin on a knee a boy at Mom's feet
Crew cut and bowl shape a haircut to last
A sister and mother rules they would cast

Up the long Highway M6 to the north
In the Welsh mountains and lakes not far from old Borth
Over the Menai to Holy Island port
Holyhead ship the Munster we thought

Seven in the morning up and alight 
Sugar loaf mountains pull into sight
Feeling of home of excitement and glee 
Twins are a missing Oh toilets you'll see

Down the N4 by Kilcock Dad had said 
Mullengar for a draper shop selling sausages and bread 
Past by the undertaker at the back of a dump  
A chemist is busy selling petrol at pump

Down to the Granny and uncle who dwell  
On a farm in the west with cattle and well
Black jack on bee stings and hay to a toss
Kittens and dogs and pine martens the lot

Father so proud doing well to a view
Mother delighted her brother just knew
Working for family his pride and his way
Both gave us good times as children we say    



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  1. Date: 6/28/2011 5:23:00 PM
    Wonderfully written! An enjoyable read. Reminds me of much.

  1. Date: 6/28/2011 9:56:00 AM
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful poetry with us today Ian. It was a pleasure to read. Have a wonderful inspiration filled day my friend. Love, Carol