They have walked many miles
Climbed hills and over styles
Played football and cricket
Even taken the odd wicket.
They have dug many gardens
And mown many lawns
Used to push wheel barrows
Walked through fields of corn.
Those legs are still working
Perhaps not quite as fast
But still they are going
Long may they last.
I woke up this morning with a really bad head
So buried it in the pillow and vowed to stay in bed
I had never felt so awful, I just didn’t feel right
Never again not after last night.
What happened, where did we go
How did I get home, did we go to a show
I looked in the mirror what a sight
Even the poor cat took off in fright.
I looked up at the ceiling
It was going round and round
My head kept going funny
Each time my feet touched the ground.
Next time I’m asked out I’ll decline and say
I’m sorry my hair needs a wash
I’ll put on the telly and turn off the phone
And enjoy a night in on my own.
Nestled among trees a house so divine
Built from an era of a bygone time
Tranquil surroundings hidden from view
A home of dreams for us two.
Deer, Pheasant, Peacocks
These were our neighbours
That passed our front door.
A walk through parkland
This tranquil place
Living a leisurely pace.
What better place could there be
To live a life in harmony
With wildlife all around
Perfect, idyllic not a sound.
Where is the smile that I saw just now
Where did you leave it, where did it go
Wipe away those tears, wipe them dry
Bring back your smile, please don’t cry.
Shall we go and find it
The smile you seem to have lost
I’m sure it’s just around the corner
We’ll find it whatever the cost.
With your smile back in place, the tears gone
The delight is seen in your eyes
Next time keep it in your pocket, that smile of yours
For when those tears come back to your eyes.
Sorry, such a simple word easy to say
To regret to amend what was said
To make an apology, to say sorry
For what was said.
So why do some find it difficult
To say this simple word
To make others smile and appreciate
To make someone’s day, such a simple word to say.
The house was empty it felt cold
The life that was here had gone
There was dust on the windows
Where the sun had once shone.
The pictures on the walls
The chairs around the table where people sat
The sound of chatter
The footmarks on the mat.
It’s difficult to imagine
That this house was once a home
In the fields and meadows
Where children would roam?
But soon there will be life again
Put back in these four walls
With brightness, cheer and laughter
And children playing games of football.
Wet and cold with no where to go
Eating scraps to stay alive
A room for the night is under a tree
Will I survive, I hope I survive.
How much longer can I cope?
Do I have the strength to carry on?
The rain is beating against my coat
Where am I going to where have I come from?
I’m tired and hungry now; I can’t go on
I’ll lay down by a tree
I wish somebody out there
Would come and rescue me.
I open my eyes, what do I see
A friendly smile, warm hands, warm face
Many hands comforting me now
I wag my tail, now I’m safe.