Zed

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So April reaches its last day
It’s been a beauty, I must say

Trains were cancelled many times
But I danced regardless, feeling fine

Easter came and easter went
Our chocolate feast was finally spent

And the green of Spring with new life sewn
Revealed a bit of heaven shown

Indicative of things to come
Jubilant April gave us fun

The sun kept shining every day
So it’s looking good for coming May

Marvellous that the winter’s done
Now the spring has finally come

And overlooking all of this
I know the privilege of bliss

So in quietness of pensive time
I have good cause to pen this rhyme

The sunshine brightens up my mood
And even makes that travelling good

Watching undulating Sussex there
It’s very nice, beyond compare

So I wonder how it came to this
‘Je ne c’est quoi’, sealed with x-kiss

April, glorious, yellow led
Leaves us now and ends with zed.

©Jemverse

[A-Z April – day 30 – Z]

For my A-Z April Blogging Challenge, I’ve penned 26 poems around a word for each letter of the alphabet. All 26 are now included in each of the above rhyming stanzas – one on each line. And I can see from your comments that you’ve enjoyed the reading as much as I’ve enjoyed the writing. However, although A-Z April might be done, Jemverse certainly isn’t! Please keep reading – it’s good to have your company.

Yellow II

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Yellow things are mostly there
to serve as a reminder
the fact that summer’s almost here
and is going to be a blinder!

There’s yellow in those daffodils
that arrive in early Spring
and yellow in that forsythia
with all the joy it brings.

There’s yellow in the sunshine
midst the cloudy days that pass
and yellow in the buttercups
and dandelions in the grass

There’s yellow all around me
A summer smile for every day
So I’m really looking forward to
the warmer yellow born of May

©Jemverse

[A-Z April – day 25 – Y]

x=kiss (haiku)

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X to mark the spot
affection symbolised as
love’s simplicity

©Jemverse

[A-Z April – day 24 – X]

Wonder

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It is with wonder that I wander
when the opportunity is there
taking in the sights around me
and getting out into fresh air
Whether it be on the hills
or on a beach beside the sea
or even round the city streets
the wonder’s always there for me

It’s there in almost everything
But you need to open up your eyes
For if you’re looking to the ground
You’ll miss out on the surprise
A flash of colour in the grey
A feather floating down
A reflection in a puddle
Bring a smile, reject a frown

Wonders’ there and all around me
I’m spoilt for choice most days
there’s too much for me to capture
‘Tho I’ll try to find the ways
It’s mostly in the simple things
that some might overlook
But as I see them I will find a word
and record it in my book

And then recalling from mind’s eye
I’ll see that wonderment again
And the moment is embedded
For a memory’s sweet refrain
Wonder’s like a freedom
To see in life the simple things
Replacing frowns with smiles
And ensuring my heart sings

©Jemverse

[A-Z April – day 23 – W]

Home

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I have a beach of shingle mixed
with golden sea-washed sand
Its grandeur and its mystery
forged by God’s own hand

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I have a river winding through
the valley from the sea
It’s tidal waters flowing
as they meander gracefully

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I have a range of rolling hills
behind the Sussex Weald
Chalk-clad downs and pathways
Filled with many types of field

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I have midst all of this my home
it is a special place to be
In Shoreham on the Sussex coast
with the river, hills and sea

©Jemverse

Photos by Jempics

  1. Shoreham beach at high tide
  2. Shoreham and the River Adur looking West
  3. The Adur valley looking East
  4. Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex at low tide

Very nice

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Very nice to have the time
Bake some bread which turned out fine
Sit a while in the sunshine
On my Friday off

Play the songs I want to hear
At lunchtime have a drop of beer
Full of life and full of cheer
On my Friday off

Watch a movie on TV
Stroke the dog, asleep on me
With my feet up, cup of tea
On my Friday off

Join the dog and have a nap
Later on a fresh bread snack
I really am a lucky chap
On my Friday off

©Jemverse

[A-Z April – day 22 – #V]

Undulating

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Undulating patterns
On the river caught my eye
Providing cause to ponder
As I wandered slowly by

Reflected as a mirror
The turning tide, the ebbing, and
the ripples on the water
Reminded me of low-tide sand

The evening sunset glorious
In a golden painted sky
Silent Sussex hills in contrast
With the sounds of seagull cry

Naked toes in lapping wavelets
No feeling quite so grand
And as the river, so the ocean
Formed by God’s almighty hand

©Jemverse

[A-Z April – day 21 – #U]

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