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16 October 2014

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ON A LILLY POND



The sun shines on a Lilly pond
On a bright summer day
The Lilies flowers open wide
Catching every ray.

These rays of gold from far away
Reach this distant pond
Millions of miles they’ve travelled
To bring summer warmth

The boatmen scurry in between
Lilies pads and stems
The dragonfly it flutters by
Or stops to rest its wings

The Coot with nest on Lilly pad
To house her treasured eggs
The Moorhen walks its way across
With light and gracious legs

The golden rays triumph again
The Lilies set their seeds
The Coot with chicks by her side
Hide amongst the weeds

The lilies flowers have all but gone
The Coot her chicks fled
As autumn days creep slowly in
And cool the golden rays

Soon the winter will arrive
It does so year by year
But lilies underneath the ice
They need not fear

For spring will come soon enough
And with it bring some warmth
To put an end to winters ice
On a Lilly pond

The lilies again show their stems
Their pads float on the water
Their flowers wait until golden rays
Again shine on the water

Posted on THE MIDGE at 18:58



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