Excitement

To put a little excitement in my life I now……..

Excitement

Well I know it isn’t Christmas
But I’ve had a big surprise
It didn’t come down the chimney
Nor fall from the skies

I was glancing through the window
When I espied  a van
Then a box was taken out
Delivered by a man

I waited a few minutes
Until I could be sure
It was quite safe
To open up my door

Oh, the colours were delightful
Their perfume just divine
The extra beauty of it was
All of them were mine

It gave me such enjoyment
When I took a look
Deciding on the dishes
I, at last, could cook

I knew I had been bored
But not so close to edge
When I can get ecstatic
By a box of fruit and veg

Glenys Halliday

About the author

Silversurfer9
1492 Up Votes
I have always written poetry but when my husband died suddenly I used it as a kind of therapy. I don’t usually share these unless I feel they will help someone in distress. The ones I share are mostly humorous intended to bring a smile in what I feel can be a very lonely world... I have written four booklets and now a Corona chronicles which is just twelve poems writ while I am in jail...oh sorry I meant lockdown. Am on my way for a second booklet.. Trying to make folk smile and take a minutes release from these difficult times helps me forget my sight problems..

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Wilf
31st May 2020
1
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Great poem-we are slowly turning vegetarian
Silversurfer9
31st May 2020
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Thank you, I am now planted on the settee, growing into a coach potato!
Wilf
31st May 2020
1
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Best place to be. We are on a garden bench reading the news on a tablet-wondering if I should chill further with Guinness.
Silversurfer9
31st May 2020
1
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Yes I am so lucky to have a large garden was thinking of downsizing to a flat to save money but staying put....forever now. I have prosecco...cheers
Wilf
31st May 2020
0
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Yes we are exactly the same. We were going to move to a small flat to release some money and just for convenience but we will stay put now as long as we can....we have Rose! (and Guinness!)

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