Let’s do something different, I clearly heard him say
We’ll get up very early to greet the coming day
Just think of all the beauty, it will be such a thrill
To capture all the golden rays from atop that yonder hill

I clung onto the duvet, pretended deadly sleep
But alas he tugged it from me, in one almighty sweep
No time to partake breakfast, so I very quickly dressed
‘Tis  awfully chilly outside,  when you’ve forgot your vest

The ground was wet and squelchy, in fact it was quite boggy
When you have only sandals on, socks soon  get damp and soggy
Sneezing and complaining, a rumble in my tum
We waited  and we waited, but still it didn’t come

I heard him mumble swear words, including damn and blast
Trust us to go and pick a day that’s grey and overcast

Glenys Halliday

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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..

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13th Jun 2019
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Memorable line...... sandals with socks on. Never a good look unless you are three. Another brilliant poem Glenys.

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