I enjoyed the presence of today’s garden birds,
Nosey red-chested robin as he surveyed his pad.
Nervous grey squirrel with his ever twitching tail,
Clinging to seedcake feed and pinching his moment.
The scent of freshly cut grass in afternoon warmth,
All the sounds of life as it returned from hibernation.
Walking along the canal pathway as the sun glistened,
I captured your shrewd smile in that cheesy photograph.
Remembering how I slipped upon the wooden decking,
We laughed at the frequent mishaps which are just me.
The passing canal barge full of Bank Holiday merriment,
Only spring but we're all wishing to embrace this great day.
It’s not possible to retrace and to repossess past life lived,
Nor does the sun ever quite shine upon your luck exactly.
Yesterday was a day of splendid memories lodged in minds,
This seasonal point is impossible to recapture in its entirety.
We must make use of occasions in our opportunity of being,
The hands of time never reset the presence of this instance.
©Copyright Eileen T O’Neill 08/04/2015
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