Old Trousers


In sunny times outdoors,

They will drag down the tone;

But when the weather’s foul,

They come into their own.


They keep at bay the mud

And swallow up the rain;

They fight the bitter wind

And, best, they don’t complain.


(From "The Shape of the Trees"). For all gluttons for punishment, this book is available free on kindle (Amazon) from Friday 26 -Sunday 28 February. P.S. It does contain some serious stuff as well.

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Stephen Gospage

Sat 27th Feb 2021 17:46

Thank you for these kind comments, Keith and M.C., and to everyone who clicked on the "like".

A simple little piece, but who knows why we write about certain things or how they come into our heads? All part of life's rich tapestry, or perhaps lottery!

Best wishes to you all.

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M.C. Newberry

Fri 26th Feb 2021 15:43

Droll comes to mind. Simple truth too! 😊

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keith jeffries

Thu 25th Feb 2021 18:08

Great rhyming and true to boot.

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