Treehouse

In the woods which my daughter
Called home for a while
Stands a structure quite tall
Full of mystery and guile
A treehouse built high
Now abandoned and sad
Though its stairs and its walls
With wood are still clad
But unfinished it lingers
Fenced off it its prime
Which is not all that far
I would say from a crime

When we visited rain
Lashed the woods all around
And the drops falling hard
Made a wonderful sound
And we sat in its shadow
With a warming fire there
As the rain fell around us
Its presence to share
But they tell me this woodland
Is now up for sale
So I trust that good sense
And sustaining prevail

For a house in a tree
Is meant to be used
Not left to abandon
It’s purpose abused
So I hope the new owners
With wisdom will see
A treehouse completed
For all then to see
And then one fine day
We’ll return for some fun
To this woodland to find it
Alive in the sun

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

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The suit I’d purchased for twenty-five quid
all I could afford at the time
just after my twentieth birthday
my life waiting there on the line

The tie was one of my fathers’
as were the shoes on my feet
His passing was five years too early
to see his son’s wedding complete

Now forty-one years have surrendered
themselves to the life we have led
since that day way back in seventy-nine
when Sally and Jeremy wed

And our love it grows ever stronger
kindred soulmates we are both as one
our life just one big adventure
since that day when it was begun

©Jemverse

Sal & Jem’s wedding day – 7th July 1979 [Photo: Josse Davis – Jem’s best man]

Anticipation III

Anticipation is
a marvellous thing
especially when coupled
with enjoyment to bring
I’ll give you example
in these few words here
of something that’s bound
to bring lots of cheer

For in just two more sleeps
we’ll be on our way
for a seven-day cruise
on a week’s holiday
We’ll be flying to Spain
then off for a sailing
The Mediterranean
climes for regaling

The Rock of Gibraltar
Portugal too
in a sea that is bound
to be lovely and blue
The ship’s called the ‘Spirit’
from the Thompson cruise line
And we know that the weather
will be balmy and fine

And as my pen is sure
to be travelling with me
there’ll be poetry here
for you all to see
For each place that we visit
and the things that we do
will be captured in words
and repeated for you

©Jemverse

Happy Birthday Emily Rose

We have a birthday in our house today
it makes us feel quite old
For nine and twenty years ago
when it was pretty cold
a daughter was our first born child
in Brighton in the snow
Back in the last century
It seems so long ago

I wonder where those years have gone
they’ve happened pretty fast
Nine and twenty of them go
to history and the past
But what a joy they all have been
we’ve had joy and we’ve had tears
And adventures in the growing up
we’ve seen across the years

And now as a result of that
we really are quite blessed
to have four grown up children
and each of them the best
Birthdays are in celebration
a really joyous time
So today we’ll raise a glass to
the eldest, first in line

©Jemverse

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