I will complete something…..eventually

I’m sick of hearing about folk making dining tables out of matchsticks or knitting settees. Ok I admit I’m jealous

I will complete something…..eventually

First there was the knitting, it should have been a scarf
Got fed up quite quickly, before I’d done a half
Then to make a nightie, therapeutic when you sew
Asked if the theory worked for me, I must admit it’s no

Attempt to do a sculpture, my image chipped in plaster
Result was hurled upon a shelf, another huge disaster
As I’d signed up for classes and hate to waste my money
I gave the potters wheel a whirl, made a dish to hold my honey

This was so deformed, that no self-respecting bee
Would want her hard work displayed, in a bowl, that’s thrown by me
I won’t bore you with more details, hadn’t realised I’d tried
And failed to do many things, a huge blow to my pride

I then acquired black plastic bag, to conceal my unsuccessful past
After hiding them for many years, I set them free at last
Secretly and stealthily they made their final trip
Then with a final sad goodbye, I left them at the tip.

Regards Glenys

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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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28th Feb 2021
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Love your poem Glenys. You are not alone regarding the knitting and sewing. My Mum was incredibly skilled at both. She could, and did, knock out arran sweaters and cardigans by the score, all without the need of a pattern. Sadly those particular genes must have got lost in transit to me. I made a good effort at a scarf about 10 years ago and I still have it. My lack of sewing skills are legendary in my family. My husband is better than me. Way back in my early secondary schools days, one morning I discovered a button was missing from my school blouse. Mum had already left to go to work, so I had to find a replacement button in my mum’s button tin, thread a needle with the cotton, and set about sewing the button on the blouse. Easy peasy. I was pleased with myself for doing it so quickly. I stood up to put the blouse on, only to discover I had indeed sewn the button onto the blouse, and right through to my grey school skirt.

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