Work is Fun

I remember it well I worked with a will,
Chopping and splitting wood was a thrill
Several cart loads done before lunch,
Scones and cakes to devour and crunch.

There on the farm working in the sun,
Abundant energy with all labour fun,
Sweating and hot contented I be,
King of the vista and all I could see.

No pressure or temptation beautiful each day,
No thought of money or assessments or pay,
On that property the environment was sweet,
No one to bother you or no one to meet.

Grabbing the axe studying blocks of wood.
Striking with the grain doing the best I could,
A pleasurable task with my knowledge applied,
Mastering a technique that satisfied my pride.

There at Flock House special that time,
Young and impressionable with fresh cut pine,
Away from family but comfortable though shy,
Learnt many things and gave anything a try.

AAbout this poem;-
Remembering those scones and jam also that meal
supplied by the farmer's wife, as an appreciation

for work done by me, while a student at Flock House

a farming school.(Many moons back now)
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Submitted by RowAroundTheMoon on October 15, 2013

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 1,020
Words 187
Stanzas 8
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 3, 1, 1

stan brierly

I have been writing poems for forty years and written about all sorts of things. Somehow I get creating streaks and can write up to 4 or 5 poems at once of varying subjects. I find it is a good way to record events of the day and bring history to life.The mental aspect is a balance against keeping fit,work and life in general. more…

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