Travel Insurance » Blog » Uncategorized » Our National Poetry Day 2022 winner and honourable mentionsOur National Poetry Day 2022 winner and honourable mentionsWritten by: Russell Wallace | Travel Insurance ExpertLast updated: 4 November 2022 | Created: 19 October 2022 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Last updated on November 4th, 2022 at 12:00 pmTo celebrate National Poetry day on the 6th of October, we asked you to send us your original poems about travelling or AllClear. We were blown away by the number of entries, with over 130 of you sending us your work. The quality of the entries was excellent and ensured that picking a winner was no easy task. You can read the winner below, along with 8 of our other favourites. Thank you to everyone who entered, and we hope you enjoy reading the fantastic poems below. Don’t worry if you missed out; you can always enter next year. The Winner Travel poem entry by Diana Oughton My husband and I have had a good life Nearly 45 years as husband and wife Throughout those years we’ve travelled a lot Mostly overseas, mainly somewhere hot We’ve been very lucky, seen lots of sights Been swimming with dolphins, seen the northern lights We’ve been on some cruises, lots of flights And now that we’re getting these cold winter nights We’ll travel some more, have lots of adventures Especially now, Dave has dementia But wherever we go it’s good to know That All Clear is there protecting us so, We’ll go where we can, while we can And not be a grumpy woman or man We’ll make the best of what we’ve got And though our lives may change a lot The plans we have are to carry on Until our travelling days are gone. Runners Up Travel poem entry by David Aitken The hot summer’s passing with little trace Soon, we’ll be clutched in winter’s icy embrace Falling leaves lie dying at our chilly feet In a couple of months it’ll be snow and sleet Wrap up warmly, scarves gently unravel And gaze at these deals that invite you to travel To warmer climes with food, sand and wine The Airport’s a nightmare but tonight we’ll be fine Kids exhausted, excited by the pool Enjoying the release from the rigours of school IN a climate with rain, dark skies and all grey It’s important to plan that longed for getaway To wake up each day with a sky so blue It resets the perspective so enjoy that view Returning home, well bronzed, spirits restored Travel is uplifting and you’re never bored. So leave that pot on the stove gently cooking Get on the laptop and make that booking! The Flight by John Wilshaw Feel the effect,the transformation, The sudden change of elevation. The incline turns to a levelling out, The stewardess is moving about. An hour goes by on my flight to the sun, A two week break to have some fun. On the beach in the sea whatever I choose, Maybe a spa or an afternoon cruise. I cannot wait as the engines start to change sound, We approach the strip and the sun drenched ground. We’ve landed now but the engines still roar, Now we are standing,they open the door. With luggage on hand I make for the coach, As the holiday courier sees my approach. Away we go and within an hour , I’m in my room and into the shower. Down to the bar to socialise Enjoy drink and familiarise Travel poem entry by Philip Uzzell I love to visit countries abroad The fantastic memories I love to hoard The places visited I enjoy the most Are often surrounded by a beautiful coast Sometimes it’s culture we wish to hear more Or places of interest we wish to explore Sometimes it’s the sun, just lounging around Lying on the beach as the sea waves pound Lately problems caused by lack of staff Airport queues are not a laugh Security is absolute Passengers must remain mute So as OAPs we look closer to home Finding paces we wish to roam This country has lots to offer and see So if you’re asking, that’s where we’ll be. Holidays by Nicole Stuart Holidays are great fun, But it makes you sad when they are done. A time to create lovely memories, While you recharge your batteries. Safari, beach, cruise or Ski, Whatever your choice may be. Take the time to unwind, And empty your busy mind. A holiday is a rest, I like to explore, the best. Try the local cuisine, A change from the daily routine. Make the most of every day, While in the sun you lay. Enjoy a dip in the pool, But remember to stay cool. Photos are a must, For when your mind starts to rust. You can look back on your holiday, With a hip hip hooray. Travel poem entry by Irene Benn It’s so good to travel, to see the world at large. To visit places new by plane, train or barge. We like to explore places new and visit people there, Relaxing in the sunshine, free of work and care. We enjoy soaking up the culture of places far away, If we are lucky enough to get away for longer than a day. There are many wonderful places, both here and far abroad, To suit all pockets, whatever you can afford. Our curiosity is endless to explore some places new, There are limitless boundaries for the many not the few. So let your imagination run riot and spread your wings and fly, High above the clouds in the clear blue sky. If that does not appeal to you for fear of the jet lag, Leave behind your airline suitcase and grab a simple bag. There really is no limit, to the things that you can do, Whether waiting at the Airport or joining a bus queue. There are places of beauty and interest within your reach both here and far away, Some of which you can visit, if only for a day. Just let your imagination run wild and think where you’d like to be, Perhaps in foreign places or simply near home paddling in the sea. So don’t just sit there dreaming and join whichever queue, Remember it’s for the many and not just for the few. Travelling by Chris Emery By plane, train, boat, a coach or car, Near to home, or going far, Travel educates your mind, As holidays do of any kind. A change of scene takes you away From hum-drum stuff of everyday. A new perspective, different air, It doesn’t often matter where. To cruise a river, sail the sea, You feel that, just for once, you’re free To hike to places out of reach, Or just lie with feet up on a beach. English castles, Scottish lochs, Irish pubs, Giant’s Causeway rocks, Listen to a Celtic myth, Snowdonia and bara brith. Tramping through Norwegian snow, Hoping northern lights will show, African sunset, watch it sink, Just BE THERE, you don’t have to think. Arc de Triomphe’s traffic rush, Hong Kong’s zebra- crossing crush, People make the world go round, And lots of places to be found. Canada’s autumn, colour kissed, Niagara Falls, on the ‘Maid of the Mist’, Then it’s down to Californ-i-a, To cross the bridge over San Fran bay. The coral reef is there for you, One of Australia’s things to do, And Indian colours, Taj Mahal, Experience a Tarka Dahl! Arms round shoulders, Zorbas dance, Join in, while you have the chance, Spanish tapas in the bars, Count a million desert stars. This planet’s large, and yet so small, We cannot hope to see it all, It’s changing quickly, over years, Go, see, before it disappears. Travel poem entry by Michael White If you’re looking for Insurance and your holiday is near No need to look any further just log in to Allclear They’ll cater for your every need a policy that’s tailor made you won’t regret your decision so go ahead, don’t be afraid. Travel poem entry by R Packham Nina flew by aeroplane From Bristol down to Orly No sooner had she landed but She began to feel poorly. “Although I’m feeling bad” she said “I’ve nothing much to fear No matter what is wrong with me I’m insured with All Clear”.