Solid Ground. Five Below.

Douglas Blair 1951 (London)



Cold walk this Sunday
Bundled for chills
Jack Frost at will
And sparrows below
And at rest.
Theirs not the fretting, ennui
And “What if”.
Theirs God has crafted
And ruffled design.
Small berries handy
And everything fine.
They will just sing
And hop all around.
They are the lesson.
Their trust, solid ground.
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Written on December 13, 2022

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Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 15

Douglas Blair

Blogging poems since 2008. Once a lawyer in general practice. Then 32 years as Shipper in a heavy metal fabricating plant. Retired 2022. Married and father of two. Poet. Hiker. Harmonica Busker. Gospel enthusiast. Photographer. http://shootdempix.blogspot.com/ more…

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