The shed



THE  SHED

A gentleman’s shed is an asset
Of that there’s no shadow of doubt
It’s great to be there on the inside
When stormy clouds gather without.

It’s top hole if you have a notion
To play with computers all day
Perhaps dart in there with your crossword
When Mother-in-Law comes to stay.

For those with a musical talent
It’s ideal to tune your guitar
And knock up a tune on the squeezebox
Or practice your Tonic-Sol-Fa.

You may have a bent for invention
To discover a cure for the flu
Or,  just slip in there to write poetry
As some silly sods seem to do.

You can cook in your timber built hideout
Make coffee or tea and a sarny
Believe me, it’s the right place to be
When you and the wife have a barney.

Yes a gentleman’s shed is his castle
His refuge, his fort, his redoubt
A place of his own in all weathers
Where the sins of the world are locked out.

There’s many a  septuagenarian
Who did nowt, and finished up dead
He’d have lasted a bloody sight longer
If his missus had bought him a shed.

Alan Parry-Booth       3.5.14.
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Submitted on November 28, 2015

Modified on March 14, 2023

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Scheme A XBXB CDXD XXEX CFGF BCGG XBEB CAXA X
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 1,018
Words 199
Stanzas 9
Stanza Lengths 1, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 1

Alan Parry-Booth

Born in the valleys of Wales in 1931..His first poem was published when he was only seven years old..Bard to WELSH GUARDS RE-UNITED.and a regular contributor to several other organizations..Alan has written many hundreds of poems during his long life. J.H. 2015 more…

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