Holiday in December -Poem 10
I am originally from Nigeria
Born in the UK to Nigerian Parents
Who met in London in 1960.
I am married to a Nigerian
But I am British born with Dual Nationality
We went to Nigeria for Xmas in Dec 2020
On our way back we always stop in Abudhabi
We spent few nights in Dubai and then on Xmas eve
we arrived in Abudhabi for Xmas.
My husband booked us a Xmas buffet meal in the Marriott hotel
We later went to Dubai Mall for the evening
We had been to the Village with 50 Nations
We had been on the Safari ride Dunes
We had also been to the Burj Khalifa
So this was very Tourist like and being a muslim nation
I was surprised with the amount of decorations
We had to put on our masks
We went to the market on day one
We met with the locals and have made some friends
This was completely different to Nigeria
We spent few nights in Lagos the capital
We left for Ondo which is three hours drive
The roads were bumpy and the journey took
About six hours with so much traffic
We spent time with family- my husband is from a
Large family and has brothers and sisters abroad
We had so much food to eat and spent time with his
Mum. My daughter and son visited with us
The painting reminds me of the paintings in
The Marriott when we walk past to the lift
It also reminds me of the painting on display
In the hotel reception in Dubai
This has brought back memories for me.
But I must say I look forward to Abudhabi
I don’t really enjoy vacating in Nigeria.
@Sabinah Adewole 26/06/2021
Free prose poem.