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quotePosted at 14:31 on 10th October 2010
On 7th November 2009 22:55, poe wrote:

Thanks guys, for your kind comments..
Here's one inspired by Stephanie's scarecrow tour :)

Attractively designed scarecrow, Steeple Claydon allotments, Bucks
Picture by Tony Tooth
Ye ol’ scarecrow

‘Ere i stand, far from grand, me shirt stuffed full o’ straw,
an old oat sack, for an ‘ed, me coat -the farmers he once wore.

A rickety stick is what ‘olds me up, tied by lace from some old boot,
an’ in me pockets you’ll only find, things the crows won’t even loot.

I’m in no doubt, that i got nought, was only made to scare the crows,
so ‘ere i stand, lookin over land, keepin’ guard to all that grows.

Sodden beneath the endless rain, the wind it breaks me stitch,
and with me arms fixed out at either side, i can’t even bend to scratch an itch.

So I ‘ope someday, in some small way, I’ll be thanked for what I do,
for without me ‘ere, it’s pretty clear, there’d be no bread for folks to chew.

And so one sad day, when i ’s a pile of hay, restin in the big ol’ loft above,
an’ you’re noshin’ ya toast, from some thick-cut loaf, try to think of me with love.

Cause it’s no mean feat, to stay on ya feet, come wind or rain or snow,
just so another man, can ‘av his bran, thanks to me, ye old scarecrow!


http://www.picturesofengland.com/user/Steph1J/tour/Scarecrows

 


Thank you Peggy for bringing up one of Chris' poems (in the 'Good Day' thread).  It reminded me of this one, which is one of my favourites.  I think he has such a talent for writing poetry (but he doesn't agree of course!) Smile
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quotePosted at 15:07 on 10th October 2010
Time to put the pressure on Sarah, we are all behind you
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quotePosted at 20:42 on 11th October 2010

BRAVO, Chris!  You have a REAL talent and I love the humor in your verse.  Thanks for putting it up, Sarah.

 

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quotePosted at 14:50 on 10th December 2010

Here is one I wrote.....Embarassed

 

I've seen you
I've followed you
I've loved you

You loved me
Once
You followed me
Once
You needed me
Once

And now you've begun to fade
And now I chase you
And follow you
And still love you

But you don't look back to find me
Unless it's to see
If I'm still chasing you

And yet I run
And run
And I can't catch you

And you don't look back
I've grown tired
And I cannot run anymore

So now I sit
And mourn
For my ghost

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quotePosted at 15:16 on 10th December 2010
Well done krissy! Smile I'd like to read more!!
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quotePosted at 15:18 on 10th December 2010
Really? Awww...thanks!!!
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quotePosted at 17:39 on 10th December 2010
Oh!  I really like that.  Very poignant!  Keep them coming Krissy
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quotePosted at 17:42 on 10th December 2010
Wow!! Thanks you guys!!!
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quotePosted at 20:36 on 10th December 2010
Very good, Krissy!
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quotePosted at 15:01 on 15th October 2012

                 THE JUGGERNAUTS

Millions come from near and far our British Isles to see,Our Royal parks and palaces.

Tradition, History. Castles and cathedrals,ancient towns and villages.  Narrow streets and country lanes, old inns and cottages.

That is what they come to see. This is our heritage. Love it, save it, fight for it and constant battle wage, against the juggernauts of commerce and of industry. There is something far more precious than prosperity,

by Patience Strong

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