I went to the gully to get away from life,
the noise of traffic, chaos and strife.
Arguments, stress, pressures and more,
I felt unable to even the score.
Down in the gully amongst the trees
that stand so tall on a carpet of leaves,
I sat on one of the rocks that abound,
with ants and bees and flowers around.
I felt the gentle touch of the breeze,
The sound of the birds put me at ease.
Far from the echoes of trouble and strife,
I found in the gully the spirit of life.
Two Kids Cruise Free
I won this competition you see
Then they said two kids cruise free.
Why did they do this thing to me?
It isn’t fair it just can’t be.
I’d like a trip for me and thee,
But they say two kids cruise free!
Thirty years with ever a fee,
Of kids and dogs and what’s for tea.
I’ve never won a thing and gee,
Now I’ve got a trip to sea,
And hang it all, two kids cruise free!
By Margaret Irwin