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Christmas Gardening

 

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Rain is falling, somewhere there is snow
But dear old Santa he knew where to go,
Down all your chimneys or through magic doors he came
Leaving all your presents long before you wake

Then mince pies and sherry and he was on his way
To visit other families with presents from his sleigh
But suddenly he realised that during the night
There was something he had missed

From gardeners lists that night
Santa quickly turned around his sleigh and sped back again
To leave the gardeners magic poo so to your gardens he came
The reindeer did their work that night then gleefully went home

So next year please remember
When you find a mysterious plant
It came from Rudolf and Santa
Or maybe your Aunt……

Merry Gardening

Sir Sideney Effingham

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I am Sir Sideney Effingham
A pheasant plump am I
With silver suit of armour
And what’s more I can fly

I’ve bought a pile in Sussex
Near my cousin Claude
He’s in the Secret Service
Knows old ‘M’ of course

I’m Lord of the manor
Though it seems to me
There’s another in a castle
But that don’t bother me

I have this artist with me
Who’s quite good with a brush
He’s painting family portraits
And other kinds of stuff

I wanted Claude to sit for him
But this he did decline
Said that he was busy
Didn’t have the time

But Farmer John seemed eager
For Claude to have it done
So I have resolved to do it
What’o this could be fun

I’ve had a word with Gaughan-Smythe
Should only take a week
Then we can have a hanging
And you can have a peek

(c) Michael Douglas Bosc

Oh Oh The Rain

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Oh oh the rain is here again I ache when it’s around
Nights spent listening to its gentle fall
Or hammering pounding on roof as if from Thor
Watering plants who drink their fill
Puddles left where you walk making for new paths
Oh oh the rain.

In valleys mist shrouds all
Landscape looks like a foreign country
Scenes change as clouds drift
Rivers swell and swiftly flow past field and village
Cliffs become unstable landslides occur
Oh oh the rain

In a land where the sun always shines
Rain is welcomed a gentle cooling relief from the heat
But it continues reservoirs once empty fill
Dry rivers slowly start to fill
The dams are full some overspill
Oh oh the rain

But look around at what you see
Trees in fruit or flower be
Fields of flowers colours spread
The bees their yellow pollen bags full
As home to make their honey flew
Oh oh the rain

No ark is needed here today
Toads and frogs come out to play
Olives trees turning cream as of their oil we dream
The almond trees are bearing nuts
Rain at night sun by day this is just the perfect way
For rain oh rain to come our way

©Michael Douglas Bosc

 

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

A European Trip

To England to England to England we go
Oh for the feel of rain wind and snow

To France to France we’ll travel anew
For wine, bread, garlic and onions too

To Belgium to Belgium to Belgium we’ll move on
Tasting their chocolates and singing songs

To Holland to Holland to Holland we’ll fly
For cheeses and tulips oh my oh my

To Germany to Germany to Germany more rain
With beer and sausage reminds us of Spain

Then down through the continent on into Spain
Home again home again dam theres no rain

(c) Michael Douglas Bosc

Making Water

It’s grey again today won’t this weather ever go away
This moan we hear from people each day
Be careful or you will moan your self away
Water is precious and clouds are grey
So why do we wish the clouds away

Others live where there is none all they have is lots of sun
Here they look to the sky each day asking for rain to come their way
To water crops so they may grow make harvests from the seeds we sow
Clouds pass overhead again but never is there a sign of rain
The land is dry as dry can be, please oh please some rain for me

So now we turn in desperation to machines that make water in dry situations  Desperate for water as people are only for war these systems are used
Beyond our reach for the cost is large people can only wish for one
Governments use them on battle fields everyday to water their people in this way
So why not send them where drought is bad make water for them they would be glad

Oh clouds of grey up in the sky please drop your water as you sail by
Make flowers grow cool down our land our crops water as you can
We won’t ever moan again about the grey clouds or the rain
Sun is fine but we need you more so please without you life will be no more

(c) Michael Douglas Bosc