Life’s Simple Pleasures

To hear the birds in the tree tops
Or the ducks on the water around,
To witness the beauty of Autumn
The gold, reds and browns on the ground
Are a carpet of Nature’s making,
Such beauty for all here to share,
A smile from new friends in the making,
And knowing so many who care.
Warmth and coziness abundant,
Together in close harmony,
Full bellies, the kettle is boiling
For that welcome cup of tea.
No noise to disturb our musings,
The marina so peaceful at night,
The sky of dark velvet is speckled
With stars twinkling diamond-like light.
The moon glistens silver above us,
So bright, like a beacon it shines
Illuminating the shadows
Of swans swimming neatly in line.
The voice of a loved one calling
From so far across the sea,
The dog as she lazily snoozes
On the bench here by my left knee.
Nothing you could put a price on
Yet priceless to me every day,
To love and be loved is the ultimate,
There’s little more I can say.

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 Life’s Simple Pleasures

  1. Barb Knowles says:

    Beautiful poem and such a sweet ending.

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