National Poetry Day 2019
Happy National Poetry Day!
To celebrate, we are sharing the joint-winning entries to the SARH 2019 Poetry and Creative Arts Competition from Ronald Maxwell and Linda Horton.
The theme this year was ‘There’s No Place Like Home’.
Friends and Neighbours
As old age crept up on me unseen
I felt as young as I’d ever been,
More aches and pains than I’d had before,
Remembering things sometimes a chore,
But done now with life’s hard labours,
Rather natter with the neighbours!
Faces I am always pleased to see,
A place where I am happy to be,
Neighbours who care for your well being
You realise its friends you are seeing
And you have discovered bit by bit
There’s no place like home and this is it.
by Ronald Maxwell
Castles for kings
Lodges for lords
Myriad dwellings for the many
Encompassing all size and style
A source of pride develops
Filled with comfort, hope and dreams
and furnished with love for all.
Each home is so much more
than merely bricks and mortar
Surroundings too they play their part
For me they’re village,countryside and water
Contentment abounds within this space
And on each return it’s reconfirmed
that home is a wonderful place.
by Linda Horton