Joy to share

Glint on water
Sea of blue
You’re just like a friend I knew

Oft I came
sat for a while
That friend knew how to make me smile

Whiled the hours
slow away
Just sitting here on summer day

Looking out
with sunshine there
My true friend this joy to share

©Jemverse

Photo – South Lancing Beach, West Sussex, UK – Jempics

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Digging Weeds

Digging weeds
is hard and hot
and our allotment
has a lot
But it’s rewarding
when we see
things we’ve planted
growing free

©Jemverse

Photo – from #Jemverse on instagram, June 2018 – Jempics

Letting go

I have words in my hand
which I keep small
secretive, in case they fall

But sometimes when
the pace is slow
I’ll open up and let them go

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Photo – from #Jemverse on instagram, June 2018 – Jempics

There for me

Down on the beach
with lapping waves
the sea is always
there to save
It is my solace
yes, my gain
Graceful comfort
free from shame
A comfort blanket
wide and free
and ever always
there for me

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Photo – from #Jemverse on instagram, June 2018 – Jempics

Life Music

Quite often then
my eyes will dance
‘tho my feet
are slower there
For there is music
all around
in life most
everywhere

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Photo – from Jemverse on instagram (#Jemverse), June 2018 – Jempics

Born to the sun revisited

I’ve seen fifty-nine summers
and have loved every one
For back in the fifties
I was born to the sun

A child of a Thursday
I had far to go
But I’d hardly have guessed
what I now have to show

For I’ve memories a-plenty
and a lot more to come
For this child of the summer
who was born to the sun

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Photo – Jempics

Of planting and weeding and watching things grow

Went to the allotment
the sun wasn’t there
But I attacked all the weeds
that had grown everywhere
And I planted nasturtiums
and more lavender too
To add to the ones which
from seedlings I grew

I watered the onions
and talked to the beans
Said they would soon grow
in the light and sunbeams
It’s not looking bad
and the grass is quite short
But things aren’t growing
quite as fast as we thought

Mind you, the lavender
(My favourite by far)
is looking quite lovely
and spectacular
It’s attracting the bees
which is what we all need
As they will in turn
pollinate all the seeds

And nature’s life cycle
when the summer is done
will yield I am sure
lots of produce with sun
Which we’ll then partake
and enjoy with good cheer
Before planting begins
once again come next year

©Jemverse

Photo – Ham Field allotments, Shoreham, June 2018 – Jempics

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