It’s all them others

It’s all them others

 

Sunrise on Aylesbury Arm

Sunrise on Aylesbury Arm

I bike and drive and boat and walk,
But whichever one I pick,
There’s us and them, at odds again,
They’re getting on my wick.

There’s one or two, perhaps a few
Who wind me up anew,
But most are fine, just take the time,
To see it from their view.

When with the boat and working locks
Those bikes rush past at speed,
They never slow or ring their bell,
They never think of me.

When in the boat and pouring tea,
Boats pass too close and fast,
They never slow to tick over,
They never think of me.

When cruising late with far to go,
Moored boats is all I see,
Can’t they use marina berths,
They never think of me.

And what about the lock-side pubs,
With drinkers sprawled awry,
With cans and glass all o’er the grass,
They never think of me.

When driving down to get the boat
There’s cyclists in the way,
I can’t get by, they cause delay,
They never think of me.

When biking on the towpath track,
The walkers ramble free,
With dogs and phones and music on,
They never think of me.

I think I’ll take up angling,
And bid the rest begone,,
That way I’ll tend to not offend,
Or have I got that wrong?

There’s one or two, perhaps a few
Who wind me up anew,
But most are fine , just take the time,
To see it from their view.

There is one way that I can think,
To live in harmony,
To walk a mile with them and smile
And not to think “poor me”.

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3 thoughts on “It’s all them others

  1. Steve – a very good post – love the poem. Don’t know if you remember me (Lyn from BPL) Anyway would like to send you Seasons Greeting and wish you a very happy 2015. All the very best to you. Lyn

    • Hi Lyn
      yes of course I remember you. Sorry to be so long in replying. Thank you for your comment, I wish I could write real poetry but never been that good at vocabulary, so these dogerals will have to do. Wish you all the best. steve

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