Sound the fanfare of summer:
A ninety-nine cornet parade!
Come in Kias ... Come in Mercs!
Join our seaside cavalcade!
Roll-up ... Roll-up the tinfoil sea!
Lay bare ... the yellow strand
The beach-playground is open,
But ... we're awfully short on sand
Quick, unfurl that tartan blanket!
Let's stake some sort of claim!
Grab our own secluded patch!
Everyone else is doing the same!
A stripy windbreak ... even better!
As effective as the Berlin Wall!
Cheek by jowl at West Wittering,
But don't speak to anyone at all!
Copyright Pam Ski 23/04/2023 Melbourne Australia