VILLANELLE FOR A SHED

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I spend my daylight hours in my shed

I’d like to stop there longer if I could

The only thing that’s missing is a bed.

 

I brew a coffee or a tea instead

(I ought to clean the pot; I really should!)

The daylight hours pass smoothly in my shed.

 

Although my armchair’s shot it must be said

I doze off sometimes in all likelihood

I really could do with a put-up bed.

 

I make sure that my woodstove is well fed

The tell-tale smoke alerts the neighbourhood

They know The Master’s “busy” in his shed.

 

As far as Our Gert knows I could be dead

If she could keep me out there, well, she would.

She once suggested that I get a bed.

 

If things have gone tits up since you’ve been wed

It’s time you joined our banished brotherhood

And spend your daylight hours in your shed

Or even longer if you get a bed.

◄ "IT'S BROUGHT US HERE"

YOUR FIRST HUT IS THE CHEAPEST ►

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John Coopey

Thu 12th Jan 2017 13:30

Harry - Me (obviously).

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Harry O'Neill

Wed 11th Jan 2017 20:25

Blimey, John, 4 sheds!!!!... What are you hidin`?

(That`s not a garden - it`s a mini-village)

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John Coopey

Tue 10th Jan 2017 19:01

Best to ask first, Stu. Otherwise he might think you're after his pot plants.

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Stu Buck

Tue 10th Jan 2017 17:45

no but i think the guy up the road at 54 has a more spacious garden, possibilities there perhaps

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John Coopey

Tue 10th Jan 2017 17:35

Stu - does your neighbour at 33 have one you could rent?

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Stu Buck

Tue 10th Jan 2017 17:11

great stuff john. never got the chance to have a shed (small garden) but at 31 i still hold out hope.

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John Coopey

Mon 9th Jan 2017 15:55

Paul/Colin - thanks for your thoughts.
I did melodise my passion for sheds (I've got 4) with a re-work of the Cat Stevens song perfected by PP Arnold, "Your First Hut is the Cheapest".

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Paul Waring

Mon 9th Jan 2017 14:04

John, enjoyed reading this very much and the nice touches of humour. I can't really say much more due to an overwhelming feeling of shed envy!! Paul

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John Coopey

Mon 9th Jan 2017 13:28

Thanks for the suggestions, MC. I am struggling for room for more conveniences. I have a filter coffee machine, kettle, microwave, log burner, radio/CD player, library, wardrobe, Christmas tree and gas barbecue in there now. It really is just the bed I need.

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M.C. Newberry

Mon 9th Jan 2017 12:35

A reminder then that married life
Requires a refuge from "the wife"!
You don't mention it but are you able
To fit in a fridge and writing table?
😃

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John Coopey

Mon 9th Jan 2017 09:08

Many thanks, Fellas.
No shed, Gideon!!!!!???? What's that about?
Colin - it burns cleaner than that usually but I stuck some wet leaves on for the photo. The neighbours were impressed.

Gideon Puccio

Mon 9th Jan 2017 08:13

I wish I had my own shed. Enjoyed this very much.

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