Thursday 7 December 2023

7th December 2023

driving in rain

bringing more floods

driving rain

© Rachel Green December 2023

I read a poem

about the poor state of affairs

where children of today

would never experience the joy

of opening a cardboard  door

to find a picture of a bell behind it.

I was always envious of those kids

who had parents who could spend a pound

on chocolate advent calendars

though one year, I remember,

my parents buying me a "Wade Whimsies" advent

with a ceramic animal behind every door.

Was I grateful enough?

I hope so, but I probably wasn't

because all children are selfish;

so thanks, Mum,

in posthumous retrospect.

© Rachel Green December 2023


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