There will be poems about Montreal traffic woes.
There will be poems about some bad days and not-so-bad ones too, but this is Montreal the fairest of them all.
Whatever you do. don't sweat it, relax and enjoy the ride.
Here is the poem as seen from the driver's seat
Welcome to Montreal once again
Welcome to Montreal once again, a place where all varied views can contend
Even though one might get turned around and sometimes and get send, to the far side of the farm to water and tend, yes it’s okay to get upset on some day but… be sure to make your way back to Montreal again
This is my Montreal, and she’s the fairest, finest city of them all
World renown for her many festivals,
Rubbing shoulders with street protesters, and carnival
So what if there are a few traffic delay,
Or a construction worksite causes them to turn you away
Because the ramp has just been closed which leads to the highway
This is Montreal for you, enjoy it anyway
This is not a problem about which to complain,
You just might be pleasantly surprised at what awaits you down the lane
Might just be another reason to ditch the plan to never set foot here again
But go add this “new find” to your bucket list and make it Montreal, one more time again
That plan you’d made to tour Centreville
Was disrupted by backhoes, jack-hammer and a thousand drills
And you’re finding it hard to swallow the bitter pill
It’s okay, make a U-turn and go see St. Joseph on top of the hill
But whatever you do and wherever the road leads you from here my friend, make sure you make the effort to make it Montreal one more time again.
E Lloyd Kelly 27/10/16