Recess (Going On Holiday)

“Come and play” the soft voice whispers in my ear,

And I open my eyes to see who is there.

“Come and play” it whispers again

As I rub and stretch the sleep from my skin.


“It’s nice out here. Come and see.”

But I ignore the words and drink my tea.

“Please come and play. I’m lonely and bored.”

Instead I read the news and leave the voice ignored.


“Won’t you at least look outside?”

I glance at the pile of dishes needing to be washed and dried.

“Isn’t the sky looking especially blue?”

It does remind me of the waters of Corfu.


Maybe I’ll step outside for a moment, or two

Feel the sun on my face, let the breeze set my hair askew.

But then, perhaps, a drive might be nice

Go somewhere new, let fate roll the dice.


“Come and play” the sky whispered in my ear,

So I packed my bags. Au revoir, my dear.


7 comments on “Recess (Going On Holiday)

  1. Natalie Swift says:

    What a beautifully written, piece! ❤
    I can only wish I could 'let fate roll the dice' and just go fro a drive…
    Ah, daydreams and stories are all I have.

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    • Jesi Scott says:

      You and me both. I looked outside my back door this morning (it’s a sliding door so its huge) and I saw the sun shining and the blue sky… and suddenly felt the urge to let everything fall into the background and run away. I think I must have a gypsy heart, or at least a traveler’s, for I feel this pull often. The sky was calling me so I wrote instead. 😊

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  2. Lizzi says:

    GORGEOUS GORGEOUS! And I love the Corfu reference. And YES to beautiful blue waters and stepping out, and leaving responsibilities behind ❤ (okay, all but the cute ones…)

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    • Jesi Scott says:

      I was totally reading my book you gave me and I looked out at the sky and there was the poem waiting for me. Actually, the sky kept saying all kinds of things to get me to run away with it (like the cute ones can come too). Sigh. That sky was awfully persuasive but i stayed here. And went sunbathing instead. 😉

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      • Lizzi says:

        Awwwh well that was a nice second best, I suppose…but…I wish. It’s still my dream to visit Corfu one day, and find the bits of it that haven;t been turned into tourist traps.

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  3. Jesi Scott says:

    I don’t blame you. I’m falling in love with it the more I read and Greece is one of those places I’ve wanted to visit so the book REALLY ISN’T HELPING! Rofl sigh. One day perhaps.



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