Hustle and bustle
Jimmy and jam
Squishing and squeezing
All squashed aboard
Pushing and pulling
Jostle and jog
Shoving and skidding
Finding a seat
Huffing and puffing
Whistle and wail
Shouting and slamming
Reading and snacking
Sigh and a smile
Nodding and dozing
Work day begins.
Winter ride to School -20 lines
The childish shouts of ‘dew you wait’
ring through the awakening village
as the fishermen like dark-skinned seals
sort the first dead-eyed catch.
Out into the white-rimmed countryside
We race past hedges and barns
a glimpse of the cold grey sea seen
Through the gates, across the fields.
Wheels whoosh on the hard icy road
pedals clunk as a foot slips from the top
Our breath comes in steaming gasps
as we climb the slippery hill.
Red faces give a healthy glow
As we pass the donkey watching
from his warm stable as the pheasant screeches
Shocked from its morning doze.
Breathless and gasping we arrive
Skidding down the white lane
And through the school gate
Fresh, tingling, full of laughter and life.
‘Dark skinned seals’ refers to the oil...
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