READERS’ POETRY: From the Bury Free Press of Friday, February 20

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This week, we have tow poems from G Orford.


The only friend that I ever had was a pup my dad brought me when I was a lad.

Wherever I went he followed behind and if I ever left him oh, how he whined.

He would chew almost anything without batting and eye but was sadly no expert at catching a fly.

We would go for long walks with a stick or a ball, if he wandered too far all it took was a call.

We had lots of good times my pal and me, I would often sit with his head on my knee.

Together we stayed for many years, and when he died I cried many tears.

There will never be another like him I know, and now that he is gone I miss him so.



As I sit in my garden with eyes closed tight,

The sounds and the smells are such a delight.

With warmth from the sun and a gentle breeze

That brings delicate perfume to add to my ease.

The birds sing their songs all the music I need,

My garden for me is a blessing indeed.

When the seasons change and my garden sleeps

I’m happy to know what treasures it keeps.

Hidden away like a gentle smoulder,

Ready to grow ever stronger and bolder.


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