Because I can II

At the back end of August
with pause to regale
thoughts turned to the hills
and the much followed trail

So I put best foot forward
and headed out there
knowing it always
has much more to share

No selfishness here
it has so much to give
and for these Sussex hills
there’s reason to live

And not just to live
but a ‘je ne sais quoi’
for this is abundance
a ‘four to the bar’

Joie de vivre, enrichment
the making of man
so I’ll take advantage
right here as I can

©Jemverse

Photo – the Sussex trail – Jempics

With a smile

When night falls in our garden
it seems now as if to us
something magical happens
just like that without fuss

For with the day’s fading
little lights of colour come
transforming there our haven
until the night time’s done

So whether day or darkness
we can sit out there a while
and soak up all the magic there
with whimsey and a smile

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

The beach and me (part II)

It’s much better down here today
the sun is with me and, hey
though the South-Westerly is still pretty strong
it’s blowing me home all the way

There are lots more kite-surfers out
but still almost no-one about
and though there’s a breeze it’s very warm still
so you’d still get a tan without doubt

There’s blue in the sky out to sea
and, in shelter, it’s most definitely
an afternoon to be out in the sun
just the beach and the ocean and me

©Jemverse

We’re off (at last)

And so the waiting’s finally over
the day is here at last
As I go walking with my brother
On the South Downs for a blast

We’ll be out of Wi-Fi contact
So my blog might take a hit
But I know my loyal followers
won’t mind a little bit

For they know that when I’m able
I’ll regale them with some lines
about our walks in Sussex countryside
Having the very best of times

©Jemverse

Quiet and unassuming

As a poet I find pleasure
in writing every day
Capturing a moment
about life in such a way
that when I read my words
back quietly on reflection
they take on board a meaning
to inspire with recollection

Quiet and unassuming
I publish daily on my blog
something I have written
which then acts as a log
Sharing just a little
with anyone who cares to read
Wherever they may be worldwide
in whatever life they lead

Sometimes they might add a ‘like’
and then, once in a while
might add a little comment
or a pictographic ‘smile’
It’s always very humbling
when I read what people say
Makes me proud to be a poet
as it brightens up my day

So I will keep on writing
because that is what I am
It’s something that I need to do
and I write because I can
Finding ways to capture life
in words which mostly rhyme
Then sharing these with you out there
to read from time to time

©Jemverse

Day 17 in the ‘Blogging from A-Z challenge

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