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John Botterill

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I am a retired teacher who likes to roam around the countryside with his wife or play with my 3 year old grandson. Poems occasionally come to me on my walks or are inspired by current events. I do not spend enough time revising my poems. For better or worse they are as nature intended!


Henry Henry was a snowman With a carrot for a nose We built him in the garden Whilst window ledges froze. But early the next morning The temperature suddenly rose! Amid the rapid melting, Poor Henry lost his head. We called the snowman doctor, We were worried he was dead! Yet, later the same morning, The snow came blowing back in, Providing all the materials A snowman needs for skin! Soon Henry stood with his carrot, We had put him back together! Rebuilt and reconditioned, Handsomer than ever!

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Fri 26th Nov 2021 13:45

Loved "Henry".
The prodigal Snowman!

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keith jeffries

Wed 24th Nov 2021 18:00

thank you again for commenting on my poems. I notice the name Gail which I assume is your wife. If so please thank her also.

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Gail Botterill

Wed 24th Nov 2021 16:26

You are very welcome Keith. Your poetry is inspirational and thought provoking. John Botterill

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keith jeffries

Wed 17th Nov 2021 09:04

Thank you for commenting on my latest poem. It was very kind of you and a source of encouragement to keep writing.


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