Saturday, September 4, 2010

Sure Signs



Spring blossoms at The Junction;
A very welcome sight.
Fulfilling a useful function;
Making the world more bright.


I can nap in anything, Maxine!
And nothing too, if you know what mean!
After lunch I go all sort of limp
And lose the urge to titivate or primp.
The nearest couch just beckons and I flop;
No matter that I'm in my sequined top!
Creases? I say who cares about a crease?
All I ask is a little bit of peace.
But when it comes to comfort I insist
That comfortable shoes are on my list.
Should I attempt high heels I simply stagger;
Not for me the slinky walk or martial swagger!
I get a pained expression on my face
As I'm limping at an ever-slower pace.
Yes! Comfortable shoes are what I need.
A sure sign that I'm very old indeed!
But wait! There is that other irritation,
A quite unnecessary complication!
Those little tags and labels at the neck
Which make my skin an itchy scratchy wreck!
Labels never worried me before!
But now I find they make me really sore!
Ban them, I say! Our simply cut them out!
Surely they're something we could do without!
And so, Maxine, I have a carefree snooze.
Relaxing in 'no tags' and 'comfy shoes'!


wenn said...

lovely blooms!

Tammie Lee said...

beautiful and a lovely poem as well.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Always an uplifting sight to see spring blossoms en masse like this! Delightful photo! And loved your maxine poem! A fun insight into the little things of life!

Sylvia K said...

Such lovely flowers and colors! Delightful photos as always as well and lovely words! And of course, who doesn't love Maxine??? Terrific! Hope you have a wonderful week, Brenda!


Jim said...

Great spring shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Marites said...

such pretty blooms and oh yes, they can definitely make a day cheery somehow. have a good week! by the way, I just love Maxine's humor:)

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, I agree with you about comfortable shoes. I never ever expected to get old enough to have a podiatrist. Isn't Maxine great? Always a laugh.
Some clothing manufacturers are now printing their names right onto the fabric inside the neck of a garment now, Rinkly, much more comfortable than tags, or the tags I've snipped off but not quite enough, so they scratch even more than they did before. Argh!
Alberta, Canada

Unknown said...

i love Maxine, too!:p
beautiful blooms, something to smile about.

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

I love this,
I love this,

I must go to tell the King,
Spring has sprung,
At least in Australia.