Out the window

I look out the window
And what do I see,
Sun rays and clear skies
Reflected back at me.

Traffic is pulsing
Parking up for the beach
Cheapskates saving money
On car parking fees.

I close my eyes
And what do I hear
Laughter or shouting
From those coming near….

Once gone, I can listen
To birds and their chatter,
Adults feeding young,
Things that truly matter.

I see through my window
A hedge dies from within,
Barren and blackened
Exposed from green skin…..

Chopped, hacked and torn
From branches once home
To nesting birds and insects
Forced to flee and roam.

The sun passes over
The skies are still blue
It’s hot and it’s muggy
Mist hazes my view.

As night creeps upon us
The street light flickers and glows,
Enhancing or hiding
What might lurk in the shadows.

Written for https://fivedotoh.com/2020/07/17/fowc-with-fandango-matter/

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 an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. 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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11 Responses to Out the window

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Lovely πŸ’πŸ’˜

  2. murisopsis says:

    A day in the life!! Great story contained in this verse!!

    • The sparrows loved it in the hedge opposite, but when they had it cut last year (reduced in height by about three feet) they also trimmed the sides and you can see where the hedge has actually died on the inside. There’s still enough for the little birds to nest though

  3. I love the way you described it. Beautifully penned β™₯️

  4. Seems like a glimpse of a full day. I could linger on that beach. πŸ™‚

  5. Carol anne says:

    awww nice poetry Di! Your a good poet! xo

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