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Sitting In The Garden

I was thinking of a summers day
Sniffing the air smelling new mown hay
Late in the afternoon on a summers day
Sitting in the garden

Sitting in the garden in the evening shade
Looking at the flowers nodding in the late sun
Sunhat shading my old eyes now my work is done
Still sitting in the garden

Sitting in the garden drinking a cup of tea
Watching my little bonfire just the dog and me
Soon be time for walkies for my dog and me
Sitting in the garden

Sitting in the garden making the most of the sun
Just lazing here and resting this is so much fun
But come tomorrow it will be gone back will come the rain
No sitting in the garden wont get wet again

(c) Michael Bosc

Dark Days

I think back to when I was young
No electronic toys but so much fun
Now envy rules for those who have none
What have these politicians begun.

There they sit and spout their diction
Millionaires with no conviction
Their will they must impose on those without
Then blame others for riots that come.

They close the clubs no where to go
For children of the poor and lower classes
Who see their richer friends have toys
They want them too like other boys.

What chance do they stand for a normal life
No jobs no money there seems no choice
But to wreck and steal and loot and burn
Alas these boys will never learn.

No! they are not boys they’re thugs at last
No thought for others it’s just a blast
If people die defending others they do not care
What they want they will simply take.

The politicians cut councils money
Closed centres in community’s
Counsil’s can’t cope so cut’s are made                                                                     Terrible decisions they have to take.

I do not agree with whats happening
We do not want an ‘Arab Spring’
Riots buy day fire by night
It’s not what people want so they will fight to defend.

History shows this is the case
Social changes came from desperation
Is this what we want fear and unrest
No police to protect us because there are less.

(c) Michael Douglas Bosc

Fireside Thoughts

We are driven by our wants and needs,

left wondering if we were right or wrong,

never stopping to consider the why,

headfirst we rush along.


Full tilt we charge sometimes we fall,

not stopping ever on we go,

then gradually we start to slow,

looking for directions we can go.


It’s not enough to stand and stare,

or ignore the signs that are there,

but still we sometimes do just that,

to take a break where we are at.


We must take on board lessons learned to gain reward,

people tell us but we are bored,

if only we knew then what we know now,

decisions differently would we make.


Or would we still through joy and tears,

hand in hand with love travel the years,

wishing to keep things still the same,

this growing up, this life, this game.

(c) Michael Douglas Bosc