Ode to an Airport…


Gateways to the world, where new journeys start,

Airports will always have a place in my heart.

Friends meet, people greet; they embrace and they cry;

Some promise to return, others truly mean goodbye.

New cities wink from departure screens;

And old ones remind me of places I’ve been.

I still get excited when I get to the gate,

Even when a delay has forced me to wait.

But it’s clueless passengers that I just can’t handle,

Like queuing behind a man who wears socks with his sandals.

This silly little poem has been brought to you by a light-hearted lunch hour spent daydreaming about flights.


  • Agness says:

    So cool. How did you come up with such a great idea? My favourite one is “Friends meet, people greet, they embrace and they cry. Some promise to return, others truly mean goodbye”.

    • Clare says:

      Thanks Agness! I was just messing about at lunchtime the other day. My mum always used to make up little rhymes (she still does actually), so I sometimes have a go myself! I’m glad you like that line – I was just thinking about all the emotions you see in airports when you do a bit of people watching!

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