Monday, May 2, 2011

Blue Bonnets



Life today is regulated,
Thought about and litigated.
Should these youngsters chance to fall,
From the tree-tops, waving tall,
As they swing from limb to limb,
'Authority' would look quite grim.
True, there's danger, but that's life.
They could, indeed, get into strife.
Hence the 'bonnets', of bright blue,
No doubt called Hard Hats by you.
Harnesses as well there are
So they can't fall very far.
They'll have a great time, there's no doubt,
Learning what height is all about.
But, in my youth, when life was freer,
We didn't have an overseer.
'Go and play' the parents said
And we'd return in time for bed!
I didn't climb; I wasn't tough,
Never adventurous enough.
But I knew boys who'd climb up trees
Easily as high as these!
There'd be falls and cut and gashes,
Bruises, stinging-nettle rashes...
No-one died, as I recall
And everybody had a ball!
What intrigues me, in this regard,
Is, though we labour, very hard,
To keep our children safe and well,
Inside a little protective shell,
We'll be sending them out into 'real life'
Ill-equipped for coming strife!
The crashing cars, the drug addictions,
The many other world afflictions!
When all the supervision's gone
Let's hope they keep their Hard Hats on!


When we speak of waterways,
We know that we are blessed
With ocean, river and the lake.
So who needs all the rest?
But here I show you Throsby Creek,
Just a little waterway
That ambles on towards the sea
And beautifies our day.
We wander, picnic, take our time
Any day of the week,
Enjoying the simple pleasures
That we find at Throsby Creek.


Kathe W. said...

Beautiful pics plus Lovely words=
a great post!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

I enjoyed both Blue Bonnets and your words to Throsby Creek, but I have to say the line in Blue bonnets referring to our parents sending us out to play really resonated. That they did and we figured out how to entertain ourselves for better or worse.

SmilingSally said...

Those are some tall trees; I don't think I'd be so brave. Thanks for sharing your blues.

Happy Blue Monday, Brenda.

Chubskulit Rose said...

Just beautiful!

Blue Hyacinth, hope you can come and see. Thanks!

Mel_Cole said...

Fantastic nature scene.
Would love you to visit my Blue Monday page too.