Growing up

We once had an allotment
where we grew loads of stuff
But it was very overgrown
so the going there was tough
And when you’ve four young children
who all are growing fast
you sort of know that things like this
are never going to last

So we gave up on the planting
and decided that instead
We’d get a beach hut on the beach
with a comfortable sunbed
The children they all loved it
and spent many hours by the sea
with their buckets and their spades
Whilst we all sipped hot tea

Now several long years later
The allotment is long gone
But we still have our little beach hut
Fondly known as ‘one-oh-one’
And soon we will be down there
soaking up the rays
And the children though now all grown up
will join us there some days

Through change we’ll say goodbye to
certain things along the way
whilst others are a constant
and through our growing always stay
Hut ‘one-oh-one’ is one such thing
to have and love and hold
For children and grandchildren
and us as we grow old


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. booguloo
    Jun 26, 2015 @ 07:01:05

    Sounds like a great family life. Do you plant now that it’s the two of you?



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