I remember the long trips in the Volvo
I’d be in the back. You and nan up front
You’d do the same steady speed no matter the road
Never once saw you use the Volvo’s mighty grunt

We’d take the kitchen sink on every trip
There was always room left in the boot
I’d always be in my casual kid’s clothes
You’d always be wearing your suit

On long journeys there was no finer place to be
The seats were large, too big for me
Sea, motorways, towns and hills
I’d always be leaning around your seat to see

The Volvo was your car for decades
Always there for each epic long drive
A trusty companion for the growing family
I just wish I could turn back time to when you were alive


Camera : Panasonic Lumix LX5

Location : Lepe Beach, Hampshire