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Poem - An ideal Day!

posted Apr 24, 2013, 12:29 AM by Peppy Bristlebrush
By Ponso Pondhopper

So many people all around, running here and running there 
Lighting fireworks, red, blue green; chasing letters through the square 
Rushing off on errands long, fetching hammers shields and ale; 
Racing ponies round the track, wond'ring if they'll win or fail. 

So much madness everywhere, but not for me, not today
I took myself down to the mill to watch the water slip away.
I lit a pipe of gamwich braid and blew out rings that gaily twirled
And thought myself the luckiest chap to spend my life in such a world!

A picnic basket full of goodies; hams and cheese, and crusty bread
Mushroom pies, boiled eggs and biscuits, buttered scones with honey spread.
For when your life is getting busy and you find you need a rest
A river-bank's the place to head to and by a water-mill's the best.

The creak of the wheel that gently spins; the running water, thrush's song,
All these sounds assailed my ears as I just sat there, all day long.
I watched the sun traverse the sky, saw the clouds scud overhead
And when at last the sky turned pink I packed my things and went to bed.

So when your life is getting busy, or you're feeling in a tiz.
When you have enough of errands, chasing letters, fireworks' fizz;
Make yourself a picnic basket, full of lovely things to eat.
Get yourself down to the river and give yourself a day-long treat!
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