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For those of you who know "Welcome to Holland" I just found this on Facebook!!

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lottiejenkins Sat 20-Nov-10 19:04:36

I Am Holland
by Chantelle Wilkes

Over a decade ago you came to Holland
Your ticket to Italy in hand

You had been eagerly waiting to go
To see Rome, and Michelangelo

The plane instead landed in Holland
I know it wasn't what you planned

To you this was new
But I had been waiting for you

You see I am Holland
So I held you by the hand

You were just the one
The very special person

I knew that you would love me
Did I help you to see?

The wonders of this place
The softness of your face

I am glad you are here
I am glad you are near

You love me

You did not mind that I am slow
The little that I know

The windmills and the tulips
The sails and the ships

This quite place
The soft face

I love to hold your hand
For I am Holland

StarlightMcKenzie Sat 20-Nov-10 21:38:25

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daisy5678 Sat 20-Nov-10 22:01:31

I quite like that actually, more than the original Holland thing. I do prefer the Welcome to Beiruit one or the Welcome to Schmolland one to the original one as well.

I like the other 'Welcome to..'s because they're cynical and unsentimental but I like this one, Lottie, because it's (not really, but similar to) what my boy's innocence is when he says things like 'I'm so lucky to have you as my mummy because you tickle me and we have fun and other mummies are boring' and 'aren't we lucky that it was me in your tummy and not a horrible daughter' and writes cards calling me the 'speshiallist mummy in the wurld'. I don't find those things cringy, cos it's him saying them, and I don't find your poem cringy for the same reason!

2shoes Sat 20-Nov-10 22:12:34


intothewest Sat 20-Nov-10 22:18:53

read them both for the first time tonight-agree with 2shoes-yuck-and I too starlight would take away my son's sns if only I could-

daisy5678 Sat 20-Nov-10 22:28:58

I don't give a shit if what my boy says is yuck though smile

intothewest Sat 20-Nov-10 22:46:19

Giveme-what your boy says is not yuck-and that's not what I've said-I'm talking about the poems

daisy5678 Sat 20-Nov-10 22:50:14

Fair enough smile

daisy5678 Sat 20-Nov-10 22:51:33

And I would take away my son's autism if possible, to make his life easier. That's why I like Beiruit and Schmolland as they're not so relentlessly upbeat and saying 'oooh, aren't you lucky to have a SN child' but lottie's is nice cos it's the child's perspective, I guess.

2shoes Sat 20-Nov-10 22:51:35

I think these poems are all about where you are on the road
I loved holland years ago as it was kind of where I was then, not it just seems yuck
so I can understand why some people like them

2shoes Sat 20-Nov-10 22:52:19

giveme we x posted I was yuck at the poem not your post or at the op in person.

2shoes Sat 20-Nov-10 22:53:07

givemesleepandsomerevenge what your son said is lovely

daisy5678 Sat 20-Nov-10 23:03:06

Thanks. Bless him, he still believes in Father Christmas, the Tooth Fairy, magic and the wonderfullness of his mother. He has a shock coming...

intothewest Sat 20-Nov-10 23:06:47

he'll find out only one of those is real eventually and it won't be FC or the TF

SausageMonster Sat 20-Nov-10 23:43:41

<rushes off to find the sick bucket - and pukes>

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