Spa-mericks

Spa-mericks

A Poem by alanwgraham
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Inspired by travails in Spain.

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I'm now on the flight to Spain
but the spaniels can be such a pain
and if you want proof
Just hear them go woof
and the rain best not fall on the plain .

We're here on the Costa del Sol
It's not where I wanted at all
If I must be so bold
I'd prefer somewhere cold
the Arctic would be my first call

In Spain there are things that I like
Its fine if you're keen on the bike
You can pedal up hills
Then enjoy thrills and spills
But for me, I'll stick to my trike.

In Spain the people speak funny
there's something bit queer 'bout the money
don't mention the food
It ain't very good
and I won't spill the beans 'bout my tummy

In Pamplona I went out for a run
I thought, 'this lark might be fun'
until gored by a bull
I thought, ' oh what a fool'
twould be safer to carry a gun

I arrived in the town of Madrid
'no you did'nt', 'oh, yes I did'
A city of culture
For a culture vulture
Of my money, I soon got rid

The flamenco I love to dance
but the Spaniards I didn't entrance
with my two left feet
It wasn't a treat
and I got not as much as a glance

One night my love life felt slack
Not much going on in the sack
So I bought a blue pill
Oh boy, what a thrill
We were halfway to heaven and back

Paella's a dish for a man
Cooked in a rather large pan
With seafood and rice
It tastes rather nice
But of cockles I'm not much a fan

In Barca arrived our own Lorry
A man, in a van, in a hurry
A quick tour of Gaudi
From the back of an Audi
But had the guid grace to say sorry






© 2020 alanwgraham


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I'm never writing another limerick! You've smashed all us limerick hopefuls into the dust with this fine bit of word crafting. You've taken limericks to Spain, by way of the moon. My favorite lines: "stick to my trike" . . . "won't spill the beans about my tummy" . . . "In Pamplona I went for a run" . . . not to mention the Viagra Verse & the Paella Passages . . . you've hit every possibility for fun & derision! I am deeply & irretrievably jealous of your efforts here! Glad you had a good time in Spain & hope you didn't bring home anything strange (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

alanwgraham

2 Months Ago

Ta Margie. You stick with the Limericks. They're the easy option 'crack' of poetry. I must Google to.. read more
barleygirl

2 Months Ago

Nothing different here. Life goes on the same!



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This is so wonderfully written, I enjoyed the rhyme scheme and flow. Cute write. enjoyed a lot

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

alanwgraham

1 Week Ago

For some reason I enjoy writing these and I think they are easier. Thanks for your kind words Kay read more
I can't write these...I would suck at them...Henry Higgens would approve greatly of this, with that rain in Spain thing.
I hope that Audi has plenty of gas...if you can't dance you may have to give out rides.
nice trip here.
j.

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

alanwgraham

4 Weeks Ago

Thanks Jacob. To be honest, these feel like brain itch, they're a symptom of my bipolar. I can't sto.. read more
I am liking your limericks based on your travels to Spain. I have enjoyed holidays there too, but not for a while. You are rather good at these Alan. I remember seeing a wonderful flamenco. Incredible, it was. How wonderful to be able to dance like. that. I wonder dear Alan how long it will be before you are able to travel back there. Keep well and safe in these troubled times. Also more limericks please.

Chris

Posted 1 Month Ago



Perfectly formed and even more importantly, Hilarious.. if ya dont mind me sayin so... and I dont often use the H word sir.. I can tell ya.. Spain eh' sounds like my cuppa tea... Quite put me in the holiday mood so ya did....

Neville :)

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

alanwgraham

1 Month Ago

Thanks Neville, Yes, Spain is great. We've been to a few areas now. All different but worth visiting.. read more
Neville

1 Month Ago

You are most welcome Alan... and do take care my friend...

Neville
I'm never writing another limerick! You've smashed all us limerick hopefuls into the dust with this fine bit of word crafting. You've taken limericks to Spain, by way of the moon. My favorite lines: "stick to my trike" . . . "won't spill the beans about my tummy" . . . "In Pamplona I went for a run" . . . not to mention the Viagra Verse & the Paella Passages . . . you've hit every possibility for fun & derision! I am deeply & irretrievably jealous of your efforts here! Glad you had a good time in Spain & hope you didn't bring home anything strange (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

alanwgraham

2 Months Ago

Ta Margie. You stick with the Limericks. They're the easy option 'crack' of poetry. I must Google to.. read more
barleygirl

2 Months Ago

Nothing different here. Life goes on the same!
Thanks Rania. Sitting in the airport now after a great holiday. The Limericks were tongue in cheek as if you didn't guess !
Gracias,
Alan


Posted 2 Months Ago


A stunning place to vacation. Light-hearted, lovely and fun!

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

alanwgraham

2 Months Ago

Thanks Rania. I did post a thanks for your review but I think in the wrong place.
Take care.<.. read more
I like Spain, our whole family does; so many contrasts; and in country, away from the hustle and bustle, it is a most beautiful place.

Enjoyed your bit of fun.

Beccy.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

alanwgraham

3 Months Ago

Ta Beccy, for reading this tripe
Some might be a little bit ripe
They're light hearted.. read more
Phew... My trip to Barcelona isn't included here, which means it's either okay or too terrible to bring yourself to write about 😀

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

alanwgraham

3 Months Ago

Thanks for reading this infantile drivel. Best that I say it first . My wife always gets edgy when I.. read more
Us Brits have a real love affair with Spain, don't we. I've lost count of how many times I've popped over there for a break. Mind you, if they insist on nicking Gibralter back because of Brexit, that'll be the last time they get a penny out of me.

Keep popping those pills!

Posted 3 Months Ago



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Added on February 22, 2020
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alanwgraham

Scotland, United Kingdom



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Married with three kids, I retired early from teaching physics but have always enjoyed mountains. In my forties I experienced a manic episode which kick-started a creative urge. I've written a novel .. more..

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