Lichtenstein

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I've never been to Lichtenstein it just occurred to me

That beloved Lichtenstien is someplace I'll never see

I've never been to Canada though I used to live near it

I've never been to Mexico although I didn't fear it

The Amazon, that's in Brazil, is somewhere that I'd go

The Andes down in Chile is someplace I'd like to know

But Lichtenstein, yes Lichtenstein, these things you do not have

No nothing like these things with which my wandering spirit to salve

I've never been to Scotland that land my people came from

Nor have I been to England although there they'd think I'm dumb

I've never eaten pizza in beautiful Italy

Nor have I been to Belgium to see the scenery

The Alps of Switzerland I've not traversed nor seen in person

I lived in New York City though back when it was worsen

Erin go bragh I'd love to say while on the Emerald Isle

And listening to Welshmen sing would surely bring a smile

But Lichtenstein, sweet Lichtenstein although I can't explain

Pulls at my heartstrings pluckily and pushes on my brain

France doesn't attract me like that except perhaps the Louvre

And Germany does not make me wish to up and movre

The Czech Republic is pretty when seen on tv

Neighbor Slovakia is also one I'll not be

I might want to go to Poland and eat a sausage there

Or perhaps go to Finland where I can breath frosty air!

But Lichtenstein, yes Lichtenstein I feel calling me

Don't know a thing about you but I'd love to go and see



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rjsadowski 5 years ago

I've never been to Fishers, IN, but I'd rather be in Lichtenstein.


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Chris Neal 5 years ago from Fishers, IN Author

I dunno. I like Fishers. They speak English here.


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f_hruz 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

I was in the town of Feldkirch, in the Province of Vorarlberg, Austria, and went by bus to Buchs in Switzerland and back - a 30 min trip - not knowing I had crossed Lichtenstein TWICE ... :)


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Chris Neal 4 years ago from Fishers, IN Author

f_hruz:

Okay, I did know that Lichtenstein is small. But I didn't know it was THAT small!

Thanks for the comment!


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f_hruz 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Lichtenstein is independent as a country but uses the Swiss Franc as currency and the Austrian Court System as it has non of her own!


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Chris Neal 4 years ago from Fishers, IN Author

f_hruz -

A country that uses somebody else's money and somebody else's system of justice! Sounds like a teenager!

Thanks!


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Gamerelated 4 years ago from California

Wow, I didn't know there was a place called Lichtenstein. Good work on this poem. I'd love to go to some of these places that you mention. I have done some traveling, but all of it was for work, so I didn't get to enjoy most of it.


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Chris Neal 4 years ago from Fishers, IN Author

Gamerelated -

Thank you very much. When I was younger I wanted to go see the world but didn't have the money. Sorry you didn't get to enjoy you travel, hope you get to see the world!

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