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Originally published: 27th July 2020

Images by Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay

This poem was recently placed 1st = in Brian Strand's "A STRAND (1057)" Poetry Contest.


 

Dear All
Hot today. Hired a car. Took to hills. Not too far. Sweat on wheel. Hairpin bends. Narrow road. Never ends. Glanced at temp. Glanced at fuel. Aircon found. Turned to cool. Island sun. Not like ours. Single track. Other cars. Parked at top. Lovely sight. Valleys. Vineyards. Left and right. Church looks out. Opened door. Spanish writing. Walls and floor. Noticed candles. Within reach. Coins in box. Lit one each. Dark and cool. Warm in feel. Off The Strip. Life here's real.
Yours Gary & Ann X

Copyright © | Year Posted 2020




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Date: 1/27/2022 3:55:00 AM
Creative way to go for the contest. I enjoyed reading your winning work. Congrats. Sara
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Gary Radice
Date: 1/29/2022 7:19:00 AM
Hi Sara! Thank you for your visit, read and comments. Very much appreciated. Cheers - Gary
Date: 1/24/2022 6:58:00 AM
What a creative poem! I like this! Congrats on your win in Brian's contest, Gary! Blessings, Kim M
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Gary Radice
Date: 1/25/2022 1:20:00 AM
Thanks Kim. I thought I'd try something different for a change with this one and actually like the form. Cheers - Gary
Date: 1/23/2022 7:14:00 AM
Real life. Beautiful. Congratulations!
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Gary Radice
Date: 1/25/2022 1:25:00 AM
Thanks Chisturaj! Package Holiday tourist destinations often feel like toytown to me - until you move away from those tourist areas and get to taste just part of the real life. Cheers - Gary
Date: 2/2/2021 8:26:00 AM
I love this. xomo
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Gary Radice
Date: 2/2/2021 9:10:00 AM
Thank you Maureen! :) It's one of my least read poems so I'm happy you like it. Cheers - Gary
Date: 11/30/2020 9:01:00 AM
Gary: Great trip for you and for us. Thank you for sharing another great write with all of us on the soup. Keep them coming. oldbuck
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Gary Radice
Date: 11/30/2020 9:06:00 AM
Thanks again Old buck. Many of these 'memory poems' just happen to write themselves. The memories are still so vivid. :) Cheers - Gary
Date: 10/12/2020 8:30:00 AM
You truly create journeys of life in ways that we can all appreciate!
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Gary Radice
Date: 10/12/2020 9:53:00 AM
What a lovely comment. I really appreciate that - Thank you Lonna.
Date: 8/1/2020 3:59:00 PM
Gary congrats on your win!:)
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Gary Radice
Date: 8/2/2020 1:47:00 AM
Thank you Brenda! Cheers - Gary
Date: 7/29/2020 12:53:00 AM
This is so creatively penned Gary. Loved how the visuals pause and restart. Congratulations on your win! :)
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Gary Radice
Date: 7/29/2020 2:46:00 AM
Thank you Aditi. I appreciate your kind comments. Cheers - Gary
Date: 7/28/2020 11:48:00 PM
What a clever write. Congrats on your first place Gary!
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Gary Radice
Date: 7/29/2020 12:43:00 AM
Thank you Jeanne. Much appreciated. Of all the poems I have written at Poetry Soup, this has to take the medal for having the most changes made to it along the way. For that reason, I wasn't sure how it would be received. Thanks again! Cheers - Gary
Date: 7/28/2020 11:42:00 AM
Obviously Gary you were not in Menorca on the bog standard 18 - 30 S.S.S holiday. Karaoke nails on a blackboard
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Gary Radice
Date: 7/28/2020 1:36:00 PM
Can't argue with that.
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Christopher Flaherty
Date: 7/28/2020 12:36:00 PM
So moral of the story then RESULT If you can remember probably better than you thought
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Gary Radice
Date: 7/28/2020 12:17:00 PM
Christopher no..I was still recovering from the 18 30 holiday I spent in Ibiza in '82! :) I don't remember much.