Category: Poems

The Month After Christmas

T’was the month after Christmas, and all through the house Nothing would fit me, not even a blouse. The cookies I’d nibbled, the eggnog I’d taste All the holiday parties had gone to my waist. When I got on the scales there arose such a number! When I walked to the store (less a walk…

Our Day Out

To Egton Show we planned to go, We had our picnic packed, But when we checked the calendar The proper date we lacked. A different spot we had to plot, For staying put was nix, We loaded up and off we drove To Harlow Carr Botanics. The journey down was reasonable, Just a hiccup round…

Highland Show

The Smallholders have an annual trip, Up to the Highland Show, Margaret Jobson arranges the bus, And everyone’s invited to go When it gets near the date, and there’s still some vacant places, Margaret puts an ad. in the local rag, and it’s then we see new faces. The bus departs at an early hour,…

Craft Club Surgery

Friday night at the Craft Club Is like a waiting room at the Docs We think we are fit and healthy But we’re nowt but a bunch of crocs I look around the assembled company Then slowly my eyes look back The first one I pick out is Peter For years he’s had a bad…

The Craft Club

The Craft Club is held on a Friday, At Callerton once every week. Folks try their hand at whatever they like, And later have a wee bite to eat. The spinners are busy with fleeces, To make bonny yarn to knit up. Others do a little bit of sewing, And there’s biscuits and hot tea…

The Wheelbarrow

Now a wheel barrow usually has only one wheel, Or two at the very most. Derek once had a barra with four, And you should have heard him boast. The loads he moved with that 4-wheeled barra, Were quite beyond belief But believe you me ,that 4-wheeled barra Certainly gave him some grief. If it…

The Rabbit Report

The meeting was held at the Jackson’s We went there along with the rest The aim was to sort out his rabbits And to try to get rid of the pests Les White was there with his ferret A friendly wee sort of a beast But we didn’t see a sign of a rabbit So…