Allotment II

The allotment’s looking lovely
if I do say so myself
We’ve been doing lots of digging
‘Cos it’s quite good for our health
We’ve got some fruit trees growing
and have planted lots of seeds
And in between the watering
have been pulling up the weeds
It’s really therapeutic
and cathartic doing this
So already our allotment
has become a place of bliss

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Photo – Jempics

Long awaited

A day long awaited
arrives and I’m ready
Gear is all packed
and weather looks steady
Dry bags for the rain
if it comes just in case
But I’m hoping that they
will remain in their place

And the trail lies before us
the chalk and the loam
of the South Downs way
in Sussex, our home
Two brothers off doing
the thing they love most
Walking the Downs on
the hills by the coast

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Photo – Jempics

Our Happy Place

There is a place in London
where we’ve been members for a while
that we’re proud to call our happy place
as it always brings a smile

It’s on the Thames at Millbank
Tate Britain there, no less
A place where we can lose ourselves
in wonder, we confess

So at every opportunity
we’ll take a trip up from the coast
and spend some happy moments
in the place we love the most

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Photo – Jempics

Random acts of kindness

A random act of kindness
in a word or by a deed
can bring a ray of sunshine
to someone who has the need

And when it happens, always
you can rest assured and know
that little thing you said or did
has brought a nice warm glow

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Photo – a ray of sunshine – Jempics

Smile III

I only have five letters
but they go a long, long way
Combined they spell out something
that will brighten up a day
Sometimes I’m told I use it
too often in my verse
But I tend to ignore that
for the other thing is worse

For these five letters – ‘S’ and ‘M’
and ‘I’ and ‘L’ and ‘E’
together precede laughter
and sometimes hilarity
And you know you will feel better
when you’ve laughed a little while
So that’s why I quite often
write a poem with a smile

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Photo – Henry ‘Henners’ Hannan (the smiling pig) – Mok Towers, Lancing, Sussex, UK – Jempics

Twilight

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A walk on the beach with sand at my feet
under a yellowing sky
The sun has set over there in the West
as a seagull flies slowly by
This twilight hour as night time falls
has a peace that is all of its own
As I savour the light and breathe in the air
of the sea I have long loved and known

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Photo – Southend sunset III – Jempics

Close to the sea

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The joy of a home
that is so
close to the sea

Is something
particularly
special to me

©Jemverse

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