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They’re seasonally cheery

Around these suburban parts

I think that the key to the mystery

Of their activities can only start

With the word and weather “sunny”

From shade to sun spots dart


Brit’s are optimistic monkeys

Longing with all their hearts

That this summertime will be

Tropical, something akin to St. Bart’s

Dining alfresco, ignoring that it’s windy

Goose bumps build in chilled darts


Long socks over sandals or toes set free

A sea of white flesh, unconcealed body parts

The calendar says that we should be summery

Who cares about temperature charts?

We’re British, we’ll freeze and sneeze stoically

As the feeling in our icy hands departs


There’s been lawn mowing at sunrise and after tea

Digging and weeding, wheelbarrows, exertion farts*

Garden centres left bereft, plots to rival Kew, hmm maybe

Before the moaning about it being too hot can start

Hosepipe and sprinkler bans will make us scream

That’s global warming say boffins so smart


Nope, that’s summer in Grand Bretagne actually! 


Have a fab day!

Joanne frog-296971_640


About Joanne Hayle

I am Joanne Hayle, I love writing. It is the best way to express myself. is my website which links to here. I have O.C.D and P.T.S.D. This site is a testament to the fact that with expert help what can feel like the end of the world, isn't. THANK GOD!! I have books on Amazon, have been included in poetry anthologies and children's books plus a really lovely amount of freelance work. You can also see my children's stories for free on

Posted on June 7, 2015, in happiness, poems, Poetry, positive mental attitude, reading, writing online and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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