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The Lady with the Lamp


There is a lady,sweet and kind as any lady you will find.I’ve known her nearly all my life ; She is in fact, my present wife.
In daylight , she is kind to all,but, as the evening shadows fall,with jam-pot, salt &sugar-tongs she starts to right her garden’s wrongs.
With her electric torch , she prowls, scaring the nightjars &the owls,&if she sees a slug or snail she sugar tongs it by the tail.
Beware the pine tree’s withered branch,beware the awful avalanche—- & slugs that walk abroad by night, Beware my wife’s electric light.

I do this &still find them amongst the primroses, which they munch the petals of even in winter.

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Poor slugs...they must be petrified!!!! I can almost feel myself being sorry for slugs and snails....well, I did say almost!! Ha ha!!

2 Mar, 2013


That was fab.

2 Mar, 2013


You set the scene beautifully, good job she`s not afraid of the dark.

2 Mar, 2013


Thats is so good and certainly made me laugh.........

2 Mar, 2013


Thanks for your comments,everybody. I forgot to put the name of the poet again. Not me , but Reg. Arkell, From his book "Green Fingers", published in 1945.He might be deceased by now, I don't know, but I wouldn't like to take credit for someone else's work.

3 Mar, 2013

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