Sunday 2 July 2017

Blinking to Blighty every night

Eleventy Thousand Miles

Word Lady

won't talk

on the phone.

Goes all day.

She's deprived!

Hmf so

email airlines

we crows fly.

Dodge Indian 


Whiz through Pakistan

'cause I can.


Little round hats in Turkey

I overlook.

Buzzing bursting

IEDs, in Iraq.

Im the breeze in a veil

in Iran.



ia ia

Not perman'ly

In Deutschland 

(yet, new reader

say hello!)

But a whiffle

through the Eiffel.

Back to Blighty


Copyright Runningonempty


Thankyou for answering my question so well as usual, Google! "How far from my place to London?" (Google Map. )

"All shall be well, I'm telling you, let the winter come and go
All shall be well again, I know."

Excerpt from Bells of Norwich

"Way down the street there's a light in his place
He opens the door, he's got that look on his face
And he asks you where you've been
You tell him who you've seen
And you talk about anything."

Excerpt from Baker Street by Gerry Rafferty

Check out Dan Copping's blog too, congratulations on your 200 th post, Dan, may there be many more!


Running on empty said...

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Profound Familiarity said...

Thanks for the blog link :)

Nice poem by the way.

I love that song Baker Street.

Fizzfan said...

Loved the toons. Hadn't heard the first one before. Very thought provoking.

Well done with the poem. That was very lovely of you.
Wow is it 11,000 miles. That's far!
Thank heaven for emails ;)

Running on empty said...

I was guessing 11000 to Your city , but it's actually slightly less than to London, which I didn't expect. I've just looked it up, 10,521 miles.

The word eleventy was to honour the writer of Paddington Bear, who's just died. (To those who don't know, Paddington likes his "elevenses" or as we call that in Aus, morning tea .)

Did anyone figure out the ia ia ia ia? Clue, it's geographical. Might need a map of Europe.

KEthical Politics said...

Love your poem....

Running on empty said...

Ah, but did you figure out the ia iaia?