Saturday, 9 January 2010

SNOWTIME !

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ON FROZEN POND
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The Big Freeze continues as the nation grinds to a crawl, we are definitely not able to deal with this arctic blast and the novelty of waking up to a frosted landscape is beginning to wear off. To lighten my tundra state of mind I penned this little ditty to be sung to the tune of ‘Let It Snow’ and took a few pictures of the Westfields wetlands that are a few minutes walk from where I live. Enjoy… ~GOSh.~
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Oh the winters grip is tightening
The government response is frightening
The schools are staying closed
Cause of snow, cause of snow. cause of snow.

No buses or trains are moving
Conditions are not improving
A and E’s are packed to the door
Cause of snow, cause of snow, cause of snow.


Chorus
Now there’s little else to add
Its all going a bit astray
This weathers not just a fad
Looks like its here to stay.

Our grit supplies are used up
And although we need to wrap up
The National mood is about to blow
Cause of snow, cause of snow, cause of snow.


This green and pleasant place
Has got a brand new white-washed face
And we’ve all no place to go
Cause of snow, cause of snow, cause of snow.

But the kids are so enthralled
While their parents are appalled
Snowmen stand proud in a row
Cause of snow, cause of snow, cause of snow.


So despite the ice not thawing
And the cold that keeps on gnawing
We all must patience show
Cause of snow, cause of snow, cause of snow.


2 comments:

Leonardo de la Paor said...

Gerry,

Well said! The old people living around me are tired of being closed in & the birds are finding it hard to make do. So when the snow melts, I for one will not miss it & I know my neighbours will agree with my sentments. But thank God for a warm bed to sleep in, good food to eat & wine to drink & a glowing fire to sit by & a good book to read.

Some would say, "Wouldn't it be complete with a good women by your side"?

They can say it, but I take no heed, remembering my fellow males who were "married" to the Praying Mantis & the Black Widow. Ha, ha, ha.

Tony said...

Great Photographs!