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Poetry Pleases: Our Happy Life

David Reid sums up a happy life in twelve rhyming lines.

AT FIRST WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND STRONG, WE DANCED THROUGH HALF THE NIGHT.

WE WORKED AND PLAYED AS WEEKS WENT PAST, TO US LIFE WAS JUST RIGHT.

THEN CHILDREN CAME TO BLESS OUR HOME, OUR LIVES WERE CHANGED A LOT.

INSTEAD OF DANCING HALF THE NIGHT, ONE HAND WOULD ROCK THE COT.

WELL, UP THEY GREW AND ONE BY ONE, THEY LEFT OUR LITTLE NEST.

OF COURSE WE MISSED THEM TERRIBLY, BUT KNEW T'WAS FOR THE BEST.

NOW SHOWING SIGNS OF AGEING, WE'RE SILVER GREY AND SLOW.

TAKES LOTS MORE TIME TO GET THERE, WHERE EVER WE WANT TO GO.

BUT LIFE'S BEEN VERY GOOD TO US, WE LIVE IT DAY BY DAY

AND WOULDN'T CHANGE A SINGLE THING, THAT'S HAPPENED ON THE WAY.

YEARS HAVE GONE, TIMES HAVE CHANGED, WE'VE BEEN THROUGH STORMY WEATHER.

WHAT'S MADE LIFE GREAT AND WONDERFUL IS, WE'VE DONE IT BOTH TOGETHER.


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