Friday, May 04, 2007

On The Flight to Frankfurt

I wrote the poem below right after getting back from a cruise on the Black Sea in Eastern Europe. My husband and I boarded the Lufthansa Airlines in Los Angeles, California headed for Germany, our first stop. Next we headed for Athens, Greece where we embarked on the ship Insignia of Oceania Cruises, in Piraeus.


On the Lufthansa

Like sardines we were packed
Air turbulence--we rolled and rocked.
Food served on trays, tiny and cute
But, it almost made me puke.
Chicken with sauce so creamy
Made my stomach queasy.
The food inside me tumbled,
It complained and grumbled.
Oh no! I have to go.
Line is long; hold before I let go.
Finally, my time has come.
I sit and poof, it's gone!
Only air, sigh, what a relief,
Now I can relax and breathe.

Aaah!


Sept. 13, 2004

22 comments:

nini said...

yeah, i quite remember this nice poem and the pix too. amiga, if you have any vacation plans, i know of a group there that i can hook you up with. once a year, 12 of them ( 6 couples ) go somewhere. it is much cheaper with group discounts and all.

nini

cat said...

hahaha, it's either the food or the excitement!

JMom said...

LOL!! great poem :)

Mari said...

Nini, my friend, my poetry mentor, thanks. I'll call you when we head out again to some strange land.

Cat, it must've been both. Hi hi.

Thanks for coming.

Jmom, thanks :-D

Ebb Tide said...

How about painting this poetic scene in abstract? Then write your poem below. Just kidding!

Mari said...

Ebbs, ha ha ha. Maybe a cartoon.

Thanks for your visit.

tina said...

oo nga.. paint this poem.. with the poem beside. hehe. :P nice poem...

Mari said...

Tina, ha ha ha. I'm now tempted; thinking of a scene to paint or draw.

Thanks for coming.

ghee said...

really?i havent tried lufthansa yet,buti na lang,naiblog mo,para di ko talaga sha sasakyan :)

ann said...

hahaha! pano kaya ipaint ang poem na to...hehehe.

Mari said...

Ghee, yun lang naman yatang sauce ang nagpasama sa tiyan ko. Galeng naman ang service nila, with wine pa siyempre ang pagkain. Kung sakaling sasakay ka hingi ka ng ibang dish, huwag yung chicken with creamy sauce. Ha ha ha

Thanks for coming.

Ann, oo nga, papano. Maitanong kay Ebb Tide siya ang nag-suggest.

Salamat sa dalaw mo.

Summer said...

oh gosh, you are really good at this!

Mari said...

Summer, he he he...yeah? Nah, just playing. I'll link you. Okay?

Thanks for coming.

kneeko said...

hehehehe.... ayos ah.. sige nga paint mo... ung parang usok lang galing sa tmabutso ng isang sasakyan hehehe

sasha said...

Hahahhahaha... You made me laugh out loud here. Very funny, Mari! :)

Happy Monday!

Mari said...

Kneeko, ha ha ha. That sounds good. Haha ha

Thanks for your visit.

Sasha, he he he. I'm glad I made you laugh.

You have a great day as well.

ghee said...

Hello Mari!just dropping by to greet you :)

Mari said...

Ghee, thanks for dropping by. Hope everything is fine with you down there.

Muah!!!

vk said...

sayang........malapit na sana tayo...lol

frankfurt from us around 70kms. around 40-45 mins to drive....

nakatawa naman itong poem mo....

but i think lufthansa is good....

thanks for sharing....

thanks also for visiting and your comments in my naturalization....
thanks ha?

have a nice Mother´s Day to you....

Mari said...

vk, sayang nga ano. We had about an hour or 1 1/2 hour lay over at the airport before boarding another plane for Athens.

Meron pa akong mga nakakatawang poem. Ilagay ko minsan yung iba.

Sabi nga ng mr. ko maganda raw ang Lufthansa...good track record...wala masyadong problema sila. It was just the food...the sauce, I think, that upset my stomach.

Thanks for your visit.

Vicki said...

.the sauce, I think, that upset my stomach.

siguro sa sauce yon, masayadong fatty ang sauce nila, or depends siguro kung dieting....lol

at sa lola ng asawa ko, really totoo yon sabi mo, yon din ang sabi nya...
tapos yon things nya, lalo na yon old heater nya, manual, gusto ng mga anak at apo nya pag-palitan, ayaw talaga, kasi nabuhay daw sila sa ganoon na....at gawa pa daw ng asawa nya....

basta maligaya daw siya sa kaligayan nya, naku kung punta ka doon, makita mo....iba ang nasa-isip mo....hindi naman naka awa siya, pero yon para bang ....LONG;LONG TIME AGO::::THERE´S A......na disney story.....

sigi, maraming salamat ha?
at marami din salamat sa comments mo sa blog ko....


have a nice day there........regards

Mari said...

vicki, yes, anything that's so creamy upsets my stomach. Ganoon pala silang gumawa ng sauce. I'll remember that next time.

Para sigurong napunta ka sa nakaraan sa bahay ng lola ng asawa mo. Antique na ang mga gamit niya. Mahal na iyong mga yun, kung ganoon.

Salamat sa bisita mo uli.