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Holiday in a caravan

Updated on June 12, 2011

Holiday caravanning in the rain

Rain rain killing my holiday,

Beating down on the roof of the van.

The hippy in me wants to dance in its glory,

But the tourist in me, is another story.

I gaze out of the window on the days I have craved,

The days and days and days I have slaved,

All but gone in those trickles of water,

Another few days and it’s back to the slaughter.

My heart breaks at the sacrifice paid for nowt,

But I shall do it again next year no doubt.

The things we do in the name of a break,

I wish a tropical holiday I could take.

But we slave and slave for a week in our van,

for that is all we can afford,

Consumerism at it’s worst I would say,

And now we are all sat here bored!!

The last day is here,

And I could shed a tear,

For what do you think I can see?

That is right Mr sunshine is here,

Irony is the Bain of my life my dear!


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  • Ddraigcoch profile imageAUTHOR


    8 years ago from UK

    Mega1, I am so sorry for not replying to you before now. I think I must have approved your comment and then been distracted before replying. I am so sorry, you must think me rude.

    Rosemary, I was lucky enough to have a short trip in a tent for 3 days at the end of this Summer, that was a much better experience. Thank you for your comment and for reading my work.

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    Rosemary Sadler 

    8 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

    Ah i rmember vacatipns like these in my younger days. I was almost gauranteed that the sun would shine on the last day. The rain sounds so loud in a caravan too.

    I sympathise with you :-)

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    8 years ago

    I'd love to go touring in UK in a van - maybe someday. Meanwhile, the movies show me around! Great poem.

  • Ddraigcoch profile imageAUTHOR


    8 years ago from UK

    Thank you Nighthag. I do hope you are luckier this time. I have just returned from my 5 day break and I was pleasantly surprised, as you may have guessed by my poem what I was expecting. I only actually got a couple of hours of rain and I was on an old fashioned Steam train at the time. Was heavenly.

    Eiddwen, thank you very much, I always appreciate your support. It is highly valued. Thank you for reading x

  • Eiddwen profile image


    8 years ago from Wales

    Only one word here; brilliant.

    Thanks for sharing and I vote up,

    Take care


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    K.A.E Grove 

    8 years ago from Australia

    Ah the joy of being at the weathers mercy, my last vacation was so very similar, with the sun appearing on the day we had to leave our campsite, I hope we baoth have better luck next time


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