I've gone and bought a new garden fork
I would love to be serious and do that horticultural talk
I'm trying to get excited about digging up weeds
and planting lots of new garden seeds
Still waiting for my gardening mo jo
it will kick in when the grass needs to be cut so low
I get distracted though ya see and gardening is no more
I think I'd rather be doing some other unsightly chore
There are those with fingers so green
with gardens, the best I've ever seen
I'm jealous of those folk who love it so much
and pop along to gardening clubs just to keep in touch
When I make a start I'll be absolutely fine
unless my mate comes round mine with some wine
One cannot be in charge of a mower when drunk
I may end up with borders that are well and truly sunk
I tried growing veg but that din't go well
my greenhouse turned into a triffid growing hell
I grew a few wonky spuds
better than nowt I suppose that's quite good
I''ll leave it to Titchmarsh he's a professional you know
give him a spade he'll find something to grow
Maybe I could invite him round mine for tea
he'll run a mile when he realises it's me.
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We are never satisfied when the weather is hot or cold
I think we get fussier as we get old
I can’t make my mind up with what I prefer
I think we get stuck in a season before the big transfer
Ya see I used to find winter miserable and sad
I hated the dark nights and the weather being bad
But something has made me love it once more
I’ve realised I liked being wrapped up cosy and indoors
Now I see that it’s sunny and hot
What happens now, well guess what?
I’ve now got to garden for which I’m not a fan
The grass has bloomin grown in winter there is a ban
Oh I know I shouldn’t moan or get really upset
I should feel happy to see another season and have no regrets
I’m thinking all plants and grass should be plastic
Now that would be just bloody fantastic
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Take care for now
I'm knitting in blue
no reason and no baby that's new
I'm just knitting in that shade
so I can get to the end and look at what I've made
I've knitted many scarves as they are easy to do
If I can do this knitting thing then so can you
You don't have to create anything posh
simply knit with a basic stitch it won't cost you much dosh
Next I think I may knit in pink
apparently it's the colour to make the boys wink
But that's not what's important at this time
it's pink next before moving onto lime
Yes I have a bag of wool that is overflowing
I'd better get my needles ready, set and going
It's a hobby that is very relaxing
and not really that brain taxing
They say it can lower the pressure of your blood
and that can only be very good
So come on and join me it's something to do
You can knit any colour while I carry on in blue
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on Free From Friday
Why can't we have a male voice choir?
Have the women gone a little bit sour?
I'm all for rubbing shoulders with the guys
but give them a break, it's ok in my eyes
So shall we invite men into the WI?
I bet that wouldn't go down well - just you try
Sometimes I think equality has gone too far
let the men sing their manly repertoire
They sing very low, too low for some gals
and that's ok we can still be good pals
There are other choirs where ladies can go
our Rock Choir is mixed and around if you didn't know
I've sang alongside the Derbyshire Constabulary Male Voice Choir
they are brilliant, sound so rich, a change they don't require
So leave them be, leave their name as it is
For a good many years it has been like this
Why do we feel the need to fix something that ain't broke?
The laws of equality, good grief it's no joke
But really is it that important to conform?
Let it be Chief Constable and let them perform
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for now though....
A Verse for Thursday....
is a chance for me to share some of my poems I have written and also my favourite poems from other writers, hope you enjoy them.