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Thanksgiving for Sunday 23rd April 2023

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It was an ordinary Sunday,

‘Til you turned up, then it was Fuuunday!


We took along bread for feeding the birds,

God’s creatures need love, both feathered and furred,


We settled for the path with the steepest rake,

Which leads directly down to the lake,


Exercise for the legs, the heart and the mind,

But to granddads’s old knees, not quite so kind!


With your tiny hands, you held us both tight,

Your right in gran’s left, and your left in my right,


Gladly I paid for ice creams all round,

I’d promised your mum, I was duty bound! 


We fed Canada Geese and ducks and swans,

Sauntering and smiling, amongst the birdsong,


Our blessings recieved in nature’s kingdom,

Pure joy that we shared with our little Cherry Blossom!


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Uilleam Ó Ceallaigh

Wed 3rd May 2023 10:48

Thanks all for likes and comments.
As is often the case in life, it's the seemingly most insignificant experiences which give the greatest pleasure. I have much to be grateful for.
Thanks Grace, my knees did survive.

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John Botterill

Tue 2nd May 2023 20:31

Beautiful poem, Uilleam. Really enjoyable.

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Stephen Gospage

Tue 2nd May 2023 07:33

A lovely, joyous piece, Uilleam.

Grace Meadows

Mon 1st May 2023 18:51

Sounds like you all had a great time Uilleam. Hope Granddads knee's didn't suffer too much.

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Martin Elder

Mon 1st May 2023 17:17

This reads to me like the lyrics to a song. Splendid stuff.

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Manish Singh Rajput

Mon 1st May 2023 10:03

A beautiful, down the memory lane poem! Makes me think of my fishing days with my grandpa.
Thank you.

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keith jeffries

Mon 1st May 2023 09:51

Precious moments to be treasured.

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