A love in verse

Long-Ago-Afternoons

2018-05-28
Performed by
John Last

This is my favourite kind of weather

Rumbling, thundering, broody sky.

The rain and lightning raging together

Whilst it’s still warm like mid-July


Cosy as a wartime shelter

From the storm all safe within

As wind and thunder helter-skelter

“Free from sorrow, free from sin”


There’s no demand on me: “Get out,

Enjoy yourself, you stay-at-home!”

I love indoors, I am devout

In domesticity, so why roam?


Nibbling biscuits, sipping tea,

Smoking an E-cigarette

And reading some great book- for me

Almost the best life’s brought me yet


The very best though was when you 

Did these things with me; afternoons

Snuggled together, listening to

The weather with its raging tunes

Oh, those long-ago afternoons!


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And hear them- that cacophony!

Far inland even on Parliament Hill

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