Friday, September 2, 2011

Pink Pedalling



One expression everyone knows
Is that French one.... 'Vie en rose'.
Looking at life through a rosy glow
Is better than facing the status quo.
And, surely, a rosy bicyclette
Is the very best thing discovered yet
For whizzing through life without a care,
Blithe and young and free of care.
Pessimists say, of course, at this juncture.......
'It's bound to'll get a puncture!'



In colourful raincoats such as these
A rainy day would be a breeze!
They'd keep the rainy weather out
And cheer us up without a doubt.
Wear pink! Think strawberry ice-cream.
Think yellow like a sun's bright beam!
Think orange! Summer juice that flows.
Think red! A glorious ruby rose!
Think white! Snow on the mountains high!
Think cream! The clotted sort we buy!
Wear purple and think summer nights.
Wear green! The forest's leafy heights!
And finally wear bright sky blue
The sky we'll see when the sun breaks through.
Whichever one of these bright hues
You finally decide to choose
You'll know you'll brighten up the view
Of all the other people too.

1 comment:

Kay L. Davies said...

I just love that first poem. I'm going to send my youngest brother the link, so he can show it to his 10-year-old daughter who is in a French Immersion school. The watercolour sketch is SO European, with the bicycle against the bridge railing above a canal.
And a poem about raincoats. Only you, Brenda, only you. Wonderful!
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
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