Beans ‘n’ Broccoli

Beans ‘n’ Broccoli
we have grown
from tiny seeds
when they were sewn

Now our produce
will instead
be eaten up
now harvested

Beans ‘n’ Broccoli
they were yummy
All gone now
and in my tummy

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Trespassers, delay and rhyme

Waiting for a railway train
to take me to my home
I’ll sit and write a poem
on the station on my own
It’s peaceful here, conducive
to find a little rhyme
and scribble down a verse or two
line by line by line

My train arrives, I find a seat
but at the station here we stay
The tannoy tells us trespassers
ahead are causing fray
They’re up there messing on the track
some way up ahead
So I’m not heading homeward now
Stuck right here instead

The conductor’s walking up and down
keeping us informed
But it looks as though we may be here
a while, we have been warned
Still, looking on the brighter side
As things could of course be worse
It means that I can finish off
this witty little verse

©Jemverse

Photo – a deserted Durrington-on-Sea station, Sussex, UK – Jempics

[PS – I did eventually get home – took over two hours though]

Lilac Lovliness

They grow in abundance
by the railway bridge line
And their fragrance in summer
is completely divine
Their heady perfume
just intoxicates me
So I took this quick picture
for you all to see

Mores the pity here though
that you can’t take a whiff
As this Jemverse blog
is not ‘scratch n sniff’!

©Jemverse

Photo – wild urban lilacs – 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

©Jemverse

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

Alpaca

This week you’ll find me writing
about an animal each day
And though the choice is massive
Alpacas do deserve a say
And there are three here in particular
that I wanted to include
For as they made a special effort
not to do so would be rude

With early Beatles haircuts
these three called by to say hello
So we had a conversation
about this and that, you know
They stayed a while and ate some grass
whilst we had cups of tea
Just us and three alpacas
as one does nonchalantly

©Jemverse

Photo – Alpacas, Sandy Balls, New Forest, UK – Jempics

Delays

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Stuck on a train at East Croydon
We’re moving at one mile an hour
Looks like I’m going to be rather late
for my seminar in Euston Tower

No reason has been given to us
But with all of the trains on the line
I don’t think I’ll be seeing London
now for what may be quite some time

Still, I have my music and my poetry book
so I’ve plenty to occupy me
for the time this journey takes to complete
However long that might be!

©Jemverse

Photo – East Croydon station from the late running 08:46 out of Shoreham-by-Sea. As it transpired, the train was just over an hour late getting into London Victoria. C’est la vie! – Jempics

Weekends

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I’ve come to the conclusion
that weekends are too short
So there’s a simple message there
and lawmakers really ought
to consider very seriously
turning two days into more
As adding just a couple
would be well worth waiting for

©Jemverse

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