Too cold in the winter

Neglected in winter
gets quite overgrown
Too cold to sit out there
grass stays unmown
Trees shed their leaves
and they fall to the ground
and because I’m not out there
they just lie around
And I know that I should
and one day I will
Just not today thank you
‘Cos I can’t stand the chill

©Jemverse

Secret Places

It’s hidden by the railway line
unkempt for many years
and if the Signalman could see it now
he’s be reduced to tears
Once known as Railway Gardens
when the signal box was there
Nestled just behind the sign
that warned us “Trains – beware”

But like the age of steam before us
progress has its downside too
as the garden is untended
and hidden now from view
So it’s become a secret place
to which no-one will go
hidden by the railway line
where weeds and brambles grow

©Jemverse

See also ‘Railway Gardens‘ (published on Jemverse – 26/12/14)

Garden II

I have a parcel of land
out the back where I live
Which comes alive in the summer
when it’s superlative

But in winter it’s neglected
and gets quite overgrown
Too cold to sit out there
and the grass stays un-mown

I’ll still take a picture though
every once in a while
‘Cos even though I’m not out there
it still brings a smile

©Jemverse

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