Friday, 24 April 2015

THE A TO Z CHALLENGE 2015: V IS FOR VIVA ESPANA:

WELCOME TO THE 22ND LETTER OF
THE A TO Z CHALLENGE 2015:
ONCE AGAIN I HAVE CHOSEN A SONG TITLE
AND WRITTEN ONE OF MY OWN POEMS:

V
is for
VIVA ESPANA
RECORDED BY SYLVIA:
One Wednesday I decided to visit my son,
Who resides in Sunny Spain.
My batteries I needed to recharge
Also to get away from the UK rain.
 
I took the 10-05am flight from Bournemouth,
The flight was calm and smooth.
When I arrived at Malaga,
It was so crowded one could hardly move.
 
My son was waiting there for me.
I hadn't seen him in over a year.
He gave me a big "Bear Hug"
Which reduced me to tears.
 
Arriving at his apartment
I was greetd by Angus the dog.
Angus is a basset hound,
So solid as a log.
 
We then went for a meal
Joined by Kelly, my son's wife.
I am very proud of my daughter-in-law
Seems I've known her all of my life.
 
We chatted for hours
Catching up on all the news.
Suddenly I was aware of my feet,
Ah, those blessed new shoes.
 
The next day they took me shopping,
We also visited very"Old Spain".
Way up in the Mijas mountains
It was so beautiful , hard to explain.
 
The evening, another meal out,
Joined by Jan, Kelly's mum.
A lovely time had by all,
I was pleased I decided to come.
 
The next two days were spent alone,
As both had jobs to go.
Angus the dog and I had fun,
As to the park we did go.
 
The weather was beautiful,
Hot, not a cloud in the sky.
I met up with some old friends,
My how the  time did fly.
 
My last night there
Out for another meal.
My waistline I will have to watch.
With my tummy oh so full.
 
The next day I arrived home.
After an emotional farewell.
I won't leave it another year
That's a promise I can tell.
 
Copyright Yvonne Lewis 2011

27 comments:

  1. And if you moved back to Spain, it definitely wouldn't be a year.

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    1. For health reason I can't move back to Spain Alex.
      Thanks for your comment.

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  2. Sounds like a lovely trip Yvonne. After the UK I bet the sunny weather was lovely. I think you're right, don't let another year go by before visiting again. Life is too short not to be hugged by our kids. :-)

    Sia McKye Over Coffee

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    1. Yes it was a lovely time, Thanks for calling by Sia,

      Yvonne.

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  3. Hi! Ah...a wonderful trip and time with your son and his wife :) Hope they are still happy and maybe parents now? Life sure has a way of speeding up. Cherish those times. My young (but not so young anymore) son had 3 little boys now.
    Inventions by Women A-Z
    Shells–Tales–Sails

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    1. Yes a good trip that yearr, No children for them I;m afraid.
      Thanks for comment and visit,
      Yvonne.

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  4. Really pretty - bittersweet!
    Do you know my blogging friend, Mike Perry at 67 Not Out? He posts some lovely photos of England. He's in my reading list at the top. Go over and say hello, if you'd like!

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  5. Thanks for the comment Dixie.
    Have a good week-end.
    Yvonne.

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    1. By the way Dixie, I am older than Mike Perry so why not him contact me? lol

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  6. Oh yes lovely sunny Spain with great company and great food to enjoy. Hope you visit again soon.

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    1. Good morning Suzanne , Yes I hope so too, but have to sort out some problems first.
      Thanks for the lovely comment.
      Yvonne.

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  7. Sounds like is was a lovely trip to you. I've never been to Spain.

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  8. Yes it was lovely, I lived there for a while, met someone came back to the UK but it was a big mistake. after 7and a half yrs we split up.
    Thanks for the comment, you would love it there I'm sure.
    Yvonne.

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  9. I can only imagine how wonderful the trip was for you!

    J.L. Campbell - The Character Depot | A-Z Challenge Co-Host

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    1. Thanks for your kind words, much appreciated.

      Enjoy your week-end/

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  10. What a great recollection of a great trip! So glad you had a wonderful time. Very nice poem to capture your feelings and the events. When do you get to go again?

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    1. Thanks Gregg for the comment I would love to go but have a few health issues owing to the truamas of man amd family problems.Hopefully later on in the year.
      Yvonne.

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  11. The years slip by that's for sure. It' s so important to see our loved ones as much as we can. Glad you had the time with your son, and really glad you'll see him again before another year passes.

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    1. Yes the years do slip by especially when one gets over a certain age.
      I wish my two children here in the UK would realise that.
      Thanks for the comment.

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  12. What a great visit with your son and daughter-in-law. I'm so happy for you.

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    1. Yes it was a great time.
      Thanks for the comment, have a peaceful Sunday Beverly.
      Yvonne.

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  13. We may entertain exchange students from Spain. That would be a great cultural exchange.

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    1. That would be great Stephen, my daughter-in-law speaks fluent Spanish as she and her family moved there when she was 8 yrs old so was taught it at school.
      Thanks for coming by.
      Yvonne.

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  14. Sounds like you had a wonderful trip Yvonne and I'm so glad you got to see your son. I've never been to Spain, it's got to be beautiful there. :)

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  15. Yes it is a beautiful place, Many thanks for your comment.
    Yvonne.

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  16. So nice that you were able to make that getaway to see family. Good for you! Sounds like a splendid time.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

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  17. That trip was four years ago Lee.
    Thanks for coming by,
    Yvonne.

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