Last day of the hols

And here I have just one more day
to spend and use in my own way
I’ll lie in for a little then
write some words with my new pen
over coffee with some toast
and Marmite maybe (make the most)

Our new Alexa, music plays
on this the last of holidays
A playlist of my favourite songs
to which I’ll dance and sing along
Then maybe I will play a game
Red Dead Redemption 2, the same

And if the sun decides to stay
I’ll go for a walk around midday
I’ll read a little, have some tea
and spend some time with only me
I’ll do the things that bring a smile
if only for a little while

And then this evening I will rest
Knowing that I’ve made the best
of this, the last day that I had
with all the things that make me glad
As holidays are meant, you see
to be the best that they can be

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

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Mind’s Eye Travelling

The thing is, when I’m sitting here
and outside it’s cold and raw
I don’t need to dress up warm
to find the places I adore
For travelling within Mind’s Eye
is a special thing
as it allows a freedom
only it can bring

I can travel into Summer
Tread the hills or low tide sand
Feel the sunshine warm upon my head
right across the land
I can travel to a sunrise
out there on sun-kissed seas
treading boards of cruising ships
with warming summer breeze

I am not confined to local
as no limit Mind’s Eye knows
For when I have a picture
to far off lands it goes
And the beauty of this is of course
(which here I’d like to share)
Is that I can do all of these things
whilst sitting in my chair

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

…with a festive smile

I found a moment over Christmas
Penguin Cafe in the air
In the oven, turkey roasting
whilst I was sitting there

My pen, it found the paper
and words came, as they do
from time to time as inspiration
a poem to eschew

And I sat in contemplation
and wrote a little while
for some moments over Christmas
with a big, wide festive smile

©Jemverse

Photo – Holly ‘Bezza’ Croucher

[The Penguin Cafe orchestra was the brainchild of creative lead ‘Simon Jeffes’ until his passing in 1997. Hard to categorise, suffice to say that Penguin Cafe carved their own little ‘je ne sais quoi’ in the world of musical genre. Here’s a little slice…]

 

October

No.2 of 12 in the Jemverse ’12 months II’ series

October comes and days are shorter
Autumn’s settling in
Soon the clocks go back an hour
The light gets pale and thin

The tenth of the Gregorian
Thirty-one days of the seven
Calendula for its birthflower
with yellow sent from heaven

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Summer in mind

A patch of wild flowers growing
in the churchyard yesterday
Reminded me that summer
wasn’t all that far away
And yes, I know it’s over
by the chill that’s in the air
Felt now come the mornings
seen by coats worn everywhere

And yet these little wonders
caught on camera for a smile
Serve as a reminder that
the sun brings us meanwhile
Beauty never disappears
It’s always there to find
And though the warmth has left us now
it’s summer in my mind

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

The Poet’s Gift

Beauty in
a little verse
Never sad
and never terse
Words to cheer
and bring a lift
All within
The Poet’s gift

©Jemverse

Photo – from #Jemverse on Instagram (August 2018) – Jempics

Versing

When I find a word I like
I’ll caress it for a while
before committing it to verse
for pleasure and a smile

©Jemverse

Photo – from #Jemverse on instagram (August 2018) – Jempics

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