Archive for the ‘walk’ Tag

The Bird

I was walking one day when a bird flew past me

It perched close by in a high tree

I watched it and it watched me.

There enbranched it quietly stood

In the safety of that small wood.

In the calmness of that old oak,

With hissing flies and bullfrog croak

Hazy sun shadows just like smoke

On wavering bough it did cling

For me a solo it began to sing.

© Jacky Leonard

 

Author’s notes

This was one of the first poems I wrote when I was still at school

Messy business!

An early morning stroll with natures beauty all around
My progress interrupted by dog mess on the ground
They’re man’s best friend; I love them; they’re not the ones to blame
It’s their irresponsible owners who should hang their heads in shame
So please consider others, don’t commit that mortal sin
Of leaving dog’s poo on the path; just put it in the bin!

© Jacky Leonard 2012

Author’s notes
Written in response to my neighbours rant about those dog owners who have a disgusting habit of ‘forgetting’ their responsibility to pick up after their animals.