Saturday, October 17, 2009

Treasure Trove?



It all depends on your disposition!
The junk remains in the same condition!
Just a pile of this and that;
A kettle, a lamp-shade, an old rug mat,
A baseball cap, a rickety shelf,
One lonely cup all by itself,
A picture-frame all worn and scratched,
Two wheels, unfortunately, mis-matched,
A Christmas tree that's past it's best,
A cuckoo clock......and all the rest.
Here comes Arthur. He will find
Rubbish of each and every kind;
Things that are broken, tattered, split.
A 'fragment' is, to him, a 'bit'.
He'll grumble as he walks around.
That bargain piece cannot be found.
'Why do I bother!' he will say.
'Just junk that people throw away!'
Decay for him lies all around,
Because a bargain can't be found!
But here comes Archie; he's alert
To something more than junk and dirt.
Almost everything he spies
Is something wonderful in disguise!
If he sees some broken pottery
He thinks 'Mosaic! I've won the lottery!'
He sees an old tyre! In a minute,
He thinks of roses planted in it!

It all depends on your disposition!
The junk remains in the same condition!


Very different attitudes here:


Old Egg said...

Ah, what is life without junk and our love of it. Great poem.

swapna said...

Insightful and true...loved Archie.Especially to plant roses in a great idea.

Understanding Alice said...

how true! one persons junk in definitley another persons treasure :)

Glowby said...

Junk is in the beholder's eyes. Great poem!

PS the Pratsie said...

lovely insights !! :)

Linda Jacobs said...

This should be a children's book! It's so clever!

Tumblewords: said...

My new fave of your poems! Love this one...(too) ;)

George S Batty said...

clever and fun

Heliotropism said...

I know people like Arthur, ehm, me:) Others see junk and I see endless possibilities.

keiths ramblings said...

One persons junk is another's investment!

Gel said...

Hi RR,
I love the pace of your poem and especially the descriptions of Arthur and Archie.

Dee Martin said...

I love the message and the poem that brings it :)

Amanda Moore said...

Wonderful, this was a fun read!

Marie said...

What a lovely poem :-)