This poem came to life after a friend John Bentley of Bentley Portraits ( who is a Photographer) asked me to write a poem or a paragraph about the below image. So with the task at hand I made the decision to write a free verse poem. I met John through his charity Project 22.
Suitcases stacked Hopes packed inside Holding on to thoughts of faraway lands Labels wrapped tightly around handles Showcase our journeys so far Calendars still on countdown and for the moment We are all sat stationary Waiting, wanting to move shackled by some unseen chains Sunsets by the coast Lay sunbathing at poolside Seeing the sights by day Partying through until daybreak Thoughts of all the duty-free These times will come When we are all free When metal birds will fly Stories will be told Of those dream destinations
I really enjoyed creating this poem.