Treasure Island

John Stone

(1936 / England)

Charlie One


Charlie-One, soaring high
Where Earth receding greets the sky
And every one of a thousand miles
Is greeted with a thousand smiles
Where descending to a far-off runway
Is entrance to exotic fun way
Cocktails laced with friendly laughter
With photos posted on Facebook after
As Sun sinks slowly out of sight
Ushering-in heady air of night
And later flights of smiling dreams
No passenger needs here, only yours it seems
Then returning Sun commands the day
And it’s take-off time and chocks away
Homeward bound and mission done
A smile
And
Well done, Charlie-One

Submitted: Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Edited: Thursday, September 12, 2013

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For Charlie, the daughter of my old school friend, who is flight attendant on executive charter jets.

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