Who Were We Kidding

Who Were We Kidding

A Poem by Christine Anne Shaw
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(Girls on holiday)

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all those holidays ago
when we hired a convertible
to get us round the island
red it was, red for danger
strangers were we to etiquette
on foreign roads
so when we approached
crossroads our ignorance showed
splendidly in primary colour
as the local men tooted
and honked horns noisily
we just tooted back tenfold
not realising it was their way
of saying, we got here first
deploy your brakes don't be dumb

© 2020 Christine Anne Shaw


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The last part cracked me up haha. These little little silly yet funny incidents are like treasure to enjoy life. It feels like I visualized a hilarious movie scene while reading the piece. I can predict the later part where the girls are looking at each other and laughing at the situation.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

3 Weeks Ago

Dear moog-drika, we did do a great deal of laughing on that holiday. A snapshot in time. Pleased you.. read more



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Ohhhh holiday. This made me laugh out loud Christine. I think we have all had something similar happen and when you realize...oh bloody hell!!! Loved this!!!

Posted 1 Week Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Hello stranger. Good to see you back here. This memory makes me cringe and smile at the same time. W.. read more
What a racket on the roads!
So hilarious it was...so funny!
In retrospect,
so youthful and kind of silly.
And now,
when we look back at it all....
just so wonderful a memory!


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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Oh to be that young and daft again :) Pleased you enjoyed the fun Pestonjee. Happy you joined us for.. read more
Pestonjee

1 Week Ago

It was my pleasure, Ms. Chris. There’s always something delightful to read on your pages.
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Aw, pleased to hear that. You are appreciated :))
I love everything about this. I've lived this. Brilliant and oh so real. Well done!

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Brian, pleased to meet you and more so because you can relate to this write. Still brings a smile to.. read more
When I was younger, I sometimes, though I confess, not often, wondered what the locals thought of us noisy lot. Especially so in my very early twenties when I went on several singles holidays. Now of course, sensible me can 'tut tut' with the best of them; and I am more Shirley Valentine than party animal. :))

Thanks Christine, for bringing back some fond and very vivid memories.

Beccy.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Thanks Beccy. Nice to reflect on how we were. Have to admit to being a bit of a Shirley Valentine my.. read more
Ha ha, This is so cute and fun. Much enjoyed this

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you Kay - T. Pleased you enjoyed.

Chris
In our youthful years, my friends and I often got up to some daft things. We couldn't afford to hire a car, but we did have Vespa and Lambretta scooters to cause mayhem outside of cafes and coffee bars. You've kicked-off memories. Thank you Christine.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

With a lambretta you must have been a mod Augustus, rather than a rocker. Those were the days. Pleas.. read more

…. tis only poetry that can make those little things so big and so lasting... I imagine much was learnt during the course of your holiday... such memories are priceless aren't they

Neville

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Memories are snapshots in time. As good as the photographs I have kept Neville. Yes some are pricele.. read more
"Well, may the force be with you
cause we're staying
and survival-of-the-fittest it is"


Posted 2 Weeks Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you Lale for visiting this old memory of mine. Pleased you did.

Chris
Lale

2 Weeks Ago

Thank YOU for sharing your amazing memories.
Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Aw, you are too kind :)
I like how there is a "total lack of fluid communication" within this. You're pretty clever. Mass communication will delay in some form or fashion at least eventually like in the next three days, everything. The world is in the process of being delayed.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you for your thoughts.

Chris
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LJ
Like a little video, your careful choice of words paint a picture for readers, who then become viewers of this 'slice of life.' It's good, and you got the newbies and the locals down in the beeping of car horns. Nice job.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you LJ for your visit and sharing your thoughts.

Chris

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Christine Anne Shaw
Christine Anne Shaw

Berkshire, United Kingdom



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Have been at Writerscafe for a year now, so pleased I made the change to posting my work here. Have loved reading poetry all my life, but never wrote my first poem until I hit 40. I wish now that I.. more..

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