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08 Hospital - Hospitality

I visited Hospital for a check up on an orthopaedic operation I had a few years ago. This acrostic shows my observations.

H opelessness people straring so blankly

O rthopaedic - brittle bones - broken bones

S miling nurses giving reassurance

P atients - patience - porters - posteriors

In patients - out patients - impatience

T rollies with bodies - scalpels and tea

A nxious wait - X-ray and full body scan

L ets go before they amputate everything!


John Knight - 6 March 2011

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00001Summer Loving

SUMMER Loving is special and al fresco
USUALLY the sun is shining and it's warm
MYSELF I love the sun it relaxes everyone
MOST people I know are more loving in the sun
EVERYBODY greets you with a smile and a hug
REMEMBER always to be huggy in the Summer!

LOVING is all about being nice and kind
OPEN to people - receptive to their smiles
VERY few people can resist nice smile
I ALWAYS try to smile even if I'm sad inside
NOBODY loves or hugs a miserable person!
GO ON be happy smile & hug ~ SUMMER LOVING!

ENGLAND FRIDAY 17 AUGUST 2012

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1127 Cyber Love

Once I perfection in a lover found
twas long ago and far away from here,
her perfect love abolished grief and fear
with her my life was built on solid ground.
I loved her more than any maid around
and when she left I shed a bitter tear,
so I have searched for someone far and near
to put me back on track and safe and sound.

Why seek ye for her in the Market Place?
where fairest blooms are very hard to find.
Log in all your desires in Cyber Space
the perfect lady that you have in mind!
I logged in my desires my love to trace
when you replied - my cloud was silver lined!

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Sense Of Spring

Spring is the loveliest season of them all,
A source of life and love and gentle things,
Reward for winter's frost and icy pall.
A time when fledglings spread their tiny wings.
Spring is the gentlest season of them all,
When lambs their frail appendages must try,
The sheep stay close, concerned lest they should fall,
And gently nuzzle them to help them try.
Spring is the brightest season of them all,
Spring flowers yellow, mauve and red and blue,
And grasses growing silky, slender, tall;
And trees whose leaves are green of every hue.
Spring is the shortest season of them all,
Dissolving into summer's eager call.

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Awesomeness of Autumn

Sweet Autumn heralds summer season's past,
She can't conceal the changing of her leaves
Autumnal days will hasten winter's blast
Her sunny days will ripen harvet sheaves.

Artistic Autumn paints a myriad hues,
Red, orange, yellow, pink and brown and green
She - from her pallette - has the chance to choose
Collages that no artist ever dreamed.

Majestic Autimn heralds winter's charm,
Leaves fall, trees' silhouttes revealed
Wood piles replenished in the rustic farm
Exotic fungi in the woods concealed.

Is Autumn still - best season of the year?
YES, Autumn well deserves the bonfires' cheer!

(John Knight - September 2009)

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1024 Christmas Visitor

Shaped Poems are popular in the UK an often at Christmas we write conical ones to resemble Christmas Trees. PH won't allow me to centre so you will have to turn your screen through 180 degrees - anticlockwise - to get the effect! ENJOY.


Hello
Someone slid
Down our chimney
Fortunately fire was out
Gosh - Was it Father Christmas?
I can't recollect - however possibly was
Him or Her - Mother Christmas? Who else?
In days of equal opportunities - Nothing is Sacred
Mother Christmas well well well - perhaps I
Should remain awake - to welcome her
She might need some assistance
With the sleigh and reindeer?
Daddy and Sandra Claus
Who'd have thought
Kissing together
Mistletoe

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I Believe In Miracles.

I believe in Miracles - I've seen the risng Sun
I believe in Miracles - I've seen the cheetah run.
I believe in Miracles - I've seen my baby born
I believe in Miracles - I've glimpst the unicorn.
I believe in Miracles - Man walked on the Moon
I believe in Miracles - They're every day in June.
I believe in Miracles - I've seen a junkie cured
I believe in Miracles - A winos been restored
I believe in Miracles - My firends survive car crashes
I believe in Miracles - When England won the ashes!
I believe in Miracles - We trashed the Berlin Wall
I believe in Miracles - We stood and watched it fall.
I believe in Miracles - The harvest grain is stored
I believe in Miracles - When David Beckham scored!
I believe in Miracles - In every path I've trod
I believe in Miracles - 'Cos I believe in GOD!

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625 A Wedding Blessing

I wrote this blessing to read at my Granddaughter Rachel's Wedding. I read it just as we sat down for the Wedding Breakfast.

We stand before God to bless David and Rachel on their Wedding Day
May God - by whose will creation had its being
Bless you real good in your union together
May Christ seal your marriage with the seal of His love
May the Holy Spirit guide you in joy and peace.

We give thanks to God the Father who will bless you
To God the Son who rejoices - with us - in your spiritual union
To God the Holy Spirit - who will indwell you forever

Father - we thank you for your provision in all things
We thank you for this meal - to celebrate the marriage
Of David and Rachel - and their commitment
To each other and to your service.
We ask you to bless this meal - and
Our fellowship together - on this
Very very special occasion.
In Christ's Name............................... AMEN.

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0005 Impossible Dream

This is a 'Flowing Acrostic' in which he narrative picks up the acrostical words - while at the same time maintaining the metre with lines of approximately co-syllabic. This gives the poem flow and balance.

! mpossible that's why it's a dream

M ake it real - dream it and then make it

P ossible! All dreams can come true if we

O vercome life's difficulties - that is the

S ecret - the difference between failure and

S uccess! People around us try to squeeze us

I nto their mould - to make us just like them!

B elieve you can do it - take charge of your own

L ife and resolve to always strive for the

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Belles of Blue

The Scent of Bluebells brush the soul
And melt your tears away,
A gentle breeze through leafy trees
Gives purpose to your day.

The Shape of Bluebells cheers the heart
And lifts your spirit up,
Pure bells of joy sweet bells of cheer
To drain the bitter cup

The Smile of Bluebells clears the mind
And turns your fears to joy,
A smile to lighten all mankind
And every Girl and Boy.

The Sight of Bluebells in the wood
Confirms that Spring is here,
A carpet of the purest blue
To fill our lives with cheer.

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