Inspired by 'Cargoes', by John Masefield - a poem I remember fondly from primary school.
Japanese Toyota car from distant Essex;
Driver having trouble reading French road signs;
With a cargo of bottled ale
And cans in six-packs,
Blonde beer, alcopops, and cheap red wines.
Stately Ford Mondeo coming from the Carrefour,
Cruising back to Calais Port in the slow lane,
With a cargo of Kronenbourg,
Hoegaarden, and Grolsch and Becks and Castlemaine.
Dirty Stena ferry with a grime-caked funnel,
Butting through the Channel in the hot June sun,
With a cargo of bargain booze
In cars and white vans,
Stocking up for barbecues and summer fun.