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Things I Love About My Country


Frank E Gibbard
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Frank E Gibbard

Things I Love about My Country

Like an old beloved pet

I love my country yet

With all her defects

Or how bad it gets

I even love her with affection

For reasons that for others disaffect

Whether some hate our crazy weather

I'm a man for all its seasons

Rainy, cold or hot, whatever.

 

For some like me in England it's swings

And roundabouts from staying indoors springs

Growing hope and throwing off of overcoats.

I even love my own fortress fastness

Concrete oasis in a city's built up vastness.

 

I love the visiting robin,

The British seasons bring

I love to swallow bitter beer

I love to hear it sing, the bird that is

Not the drink which would be rather queer

Even love our weather dear old thing.

 

You love the things you love is all

Despite the blemishes that sometimes pall

Like partners in life who no others

Can see the attraction of or, why they ever stay

Together, true loyal love like a mother's

Uncritical, unjudgmental, never losing sway.

 

(Ealing, London, May Day).

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Larsen M. Callirhoe

very nice frank. london and a few other cities and along the thames river in england is a places i always wanted to visit,

 

larsen

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Good positive write Frank. Not easy in these shaky times :smile: but like the song says, "Little things mean a lot!" B.

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Larsen M. Callirhoe

reading this excellent poem again has my cogs turning. in my esteemed opinion methinks this would male a great contempary or country soung....(... just sayin...

 

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