Practise

dscf0773Life’s no rehearsal

That’s what they say

So enjoy life together

Each precious day

 

Share common pleasures

Work as a pair

Don’t waste a moment

Laugh without care

 

For soon it’ll be over

The time will have come

With no final chances

For any more fun

 

But know that you’re lucky

To hold someone dear

And don’t practise now

For when they’re not there.

Grown Old

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Look at my wrinkled hand

It wasn’t like that before

Why are my knees hurting so

When I get up to answer the door

 

Why do I feel so tired these days

I’ll be better when I’ve had a nap

Turn on the telly, if you please

But I bet it’s all going to be crap

 

What day is this and who are you

I don’t recognise anyone now

Childhood memories are crystal clear

But yesterday’s not there anyhow.

The Sunny Smile

When did she lose that sunny smile

It’s not been there for quite a while

It was there each and every day

Bright and cheerful at work and play

 

It used to make my own heart soar

The luckiest chap I knew for sure

I could forget my former life

With such a person as my wife

 

My love has grown with every dawn

A giant oak from a small acorn

I make a point to tell her so

It is important for her to know

 

Her faults are small and fewer than mine

But need pointing out, if she is to be fine

By making a few imperceptible tweaks

She could enhance those rosy cheeks

 

In that way she would then be perfect

But telling her so has the wrong effect

She rails against each gentle hint

With dulling eyes that have no glint

 

Oh why can she not take some note

Instead of becoming more remote

And smile for me as she did before

Alas, it makes my poor heart so sore.