Vibing and Thriving (2021)

No doubt Snowdonia was tough,

Rough,

But we worked like a team

In the dream that is Wales

Some fails, but even more success,

Cos it’s not the result, it’s the process


There was no alienation,

Confrontation,

Aggravation,

Consternation,

Only cooperation

Because it’s not the destination

It’s the journey.


We all gave helping hands,

Feet,

Heads,

Lying on plastic sheet beds

Or under the stars

Like star-crossed lovers


Coming from all walks of life

Carpenter, resuscitation, paramedic

Students of every subject

Merging into the perfect team


Sheep, chickens, goats and cows,


Making vows to stay together

Forever and ever

A chemical romance

Neil and Caroline

Southgate and Three Lions


Fish ‘n’ chips, Weetabix

Fuelling our trek into lands untravelled

And when it all unravelled

Our spirits stayed high

With Nathan’s boombox

Jordan’s odd socks

Slipping on rocks

Battling through rapids,

Raging waterfall


Basketball

Slowly-sinking raft

Titanic

Don’t panic,

We’re in our learning zone

Never alone,

We hiked through the green green grass of home

Holding our own under the beating sun


And we had so much fun

Sure we didn’t have two in a canoe

Abseil into the abyss

No orienteering

But we loved our volunteering all the same


Playing table football

Games of trusting

Thrusting Domnika through

Webs of our own design,

Blind through the

Nightline, building tents on trust alone

Sure, it was an early trip home


We started as strangers

Finished as friends

But this isn’t where the journey ends.

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