River Trip 2016 Night One.

We are familiar with Comperton, which is why we like it.
It’s part of a nature trail and the village is about a mile up the road.
comperton sign comperton trail
Always quiet, we have rarely seen foot traffic, but we had company our first night.

A mirrored sky in waters still,
Peace and tranquility abound until
A ring of music, a mobile phone
Dammit, we are no longer alone.
Five lads appeared with tackle and rods,
Set for night fishing, inconsiderate sods,
Disturbing our solitude, spoiling the view
Of a perfect sunset as sky turns darker blue.
With cans of beer flowing, and lines being cast
We go out to join them as their floats bob on past,
Some for the biting, spam baiting the hook,
A small jack pike caught, so we all take a look –
Big smiles for the camera phone, proof of the catch,
Not kept for dinner, but put gently back.
Five friends out fishing, until darkness fell
And they discover no torches! Perhaps just as well…
Clouds cover the moonlight as it starts to rain,
And our peace and tranquility is restored again.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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4 Responses to River Trip 2016 Night One.

  1. scifihammy says:

    Your poem perfectly captures your evening 🙂

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