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Overseas trip!

Updated on March 24, 2016

My clothes were packed,

Shoes polished, looked new,

Briefcase I had opened

to put papers a few.

My suit, tie were in hanger,

Passport was in place,

Wallet, visiting card - all ready,

I would be away for fifteen days.

On Company work I would travel,

U.K., Germany and France,

Important meetings to attend,

Could not miss the golden chance!

Two alarm clocks near my head,

I would have to wake up at four,

I was in a very happy mood,

Closed the bedroom door.

My Boss would come in the morning

to pick me up at six,

So I went to bed early,

Didn’t want to take any risk.

Phoned up my boss, Mr.Ross,

he said ‘That’s fine!

I have also gone to bed,

have to get ready in time.'

We said Good night to each other,

Then I fell asleep,

May be after an hour or two

heard the sound Beep! Beep! Beep!

It was on my cellphone

which lay near my head,

What I heard I couldn’t believe,

I jumped up from bed!

Mr. Ross said very sadly,

‘I am so sorry,

Our trip stands cancelled

but you please don’t worry!

The Chairman has fallen ill,

Meeting deferred so,

Fresh date will be arranged

by the end of tomorrow.

Well tomorrow is Sunday!

Let’s go out for a long drive,

We will eat out, have drinks and fun

Hope you will bring your wife.’

In the morning Mr. & Mrs. Ross

came in the Company car,

My wife and I jumped in,

Ready to travel afar.

As we were having lunch

Mr. Ross received a call,

from the Vice Chairman

who kept in our court the ball.

Mr. Ross would think of dates

for the meetings to hold,

I heard him say ‘Not in December

then it will be so cold!’

Then he told me ‘Let me think,

on Monay we will plan,

If possible we will go next week

Or as soon as we can.

Hit the iron when it is red,

Hit it with all your might.’

I laughed and said ‘Yes of course,

You have said just right.’

We chatted for hours over food and drinks,

Hours of fun we had,

That our overseas trip was not far away,

That made us ever so glad!



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      Kamalesh050 6 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      Thank you Lesley for your continued support. Your visits always delight me a great deal. I am so glad that you have liked the poem.

      You have a good weekend too my friend.

      Take care. Best Wishes, Kamalesh :)

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      Kamalesh050 6 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      Thank you so much for your kind visit and comment, I feel great!

      Have a good weekend.

      Take care, Best Wishes, Kamalesh

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 6 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Your poem moves quickly and gives a great sense of hurry and excitement. Voted it up.

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Kamalesh, what a lovely light-hearted poem, it made me smile, especially having 2 alarm clocks set - I've done that a few times!!

      Voting up my friend, have a good weekend and take care, Lesley

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      Kamalesh050 6 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      Hi Pritam, how are you? It was really great to have your visit and comment. I am glad that you have liked the poem.

      Best Wishes, Kamalesh

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      Pritam Sonowal 6 years ago

      Hello Kamalesh, Enjoyed the poem, it's Beautiful. 'Hit the iron when it is red, Hit it with all your might'... I like that Ha Ha Ha :). Keep writing my dear.

      God Bless,



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