READERS’ POETRY: From the Bury Free Press of Friday, January 30

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This week’s poem, called It’s OK, was sent in by Jan Parkin.

It’s ok to be eccentric

To not go with the flow

To wear your hair in dreadlocks

And dance around in snow

It’s ok to let your hair down

Even though you’re no spring chicken

Do it while you’re fit enough

Before with arthritis you’re stricken

Even though you may get strange looks

While skipping down the road

Just smile while you are prancing

To get to your abode

Just throw off inhibitions

You’ve nothing for to fear

When you can show off your uniqueness

You have hid away for years

Yes do what your heart has longed for

When restricted by life’s rules

Do it when the sun shines

And play around like fools

For with life and its short nature

You’ll look back and then recall

When you lived right in the moment

And life was like a ball...

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