poetic2984 By poetic2984, 10th Aug 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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Its good to see cruisers on the shores, good for economy. Also insteresting to see the actions of those who benefit directly.


As a native it is a very wonderful attraction to the vision
To see the city invaded by cruisers from many a nation
It can be sometimes be a little time for a bit of entertainment
Watching the reaction of those; who benefit from that moment.

Many would be like a torrent as they rapidly flow
Through the doors of those duty free stores
Seeing the look on the attendants’ faces certain overwhelm
By the number of people placing such demands on them

Some will go hunting to get the local crafts as a souvenir
Or buy something no matter how small, of the local ware
Also trying to get a token for a friend or family member
Or sit by a building and get someone take a picture.

But what is fun being on the streets listing to those who price grouse
This in make cause great peals of laughter to be readily arouse
From the moment the trader hears a person with an accent
The price of his good most certainly gets an immediate ascent.

Also those now trying to lobby in order to secure some for transportation
Sort of cutting each other’s throats as part of process of negotiation
Trying to get as many to take on those round the island trips
Because they know they had a certain time to get back to the ships.

Other passengers being smarter do not get into such a fuss
Were willing to take their trips on the public omnibus
Far cheaper can mingle with that natives, as well take ride
Who would certainly give them information about those areas in the country side?

As always people are different and so some may like a different scene
Like intending to sample many of the dishes of the local cuisine
No fancy restaurants but go to those areas which are quite homely
As this will give the feeling of how the natives ate so simply.

All done and each person has satisfied their fancies
As always it is time to part and continue on their journeys
Therefore the natives now should banish these misconceptions
That tourists, visitors and cruisers are very rich persons.


Cruisers, Cuisine, Price Grousing, Souvenir, Transport, Trips

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Positive, realistic, My area is mainly poetry.Like to think that my poetry generates some food for thought, and some inspiration.I like to walk, read, think and enjoy the beauty in others as well as that of the surroundings. I work in the Health Indu...(more)

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author avatar Retired
11th Aug 2011 (#)

nice poem...thanks for sharing....

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author avatar Songbird B
13th Aug 2011 (#)

A holiday of a lifetime, tasting a different culture, but these holidays are hard earned when it comes to a recession. Great insight, Poetic..

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