The blanket

Anthony Wilson

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Though you may disappear, you’re not forgotten here
And I will say to you, I will do what I can do

Peter Gabriel, ‘Wallflower’

A colleague came to work with a blanket.

They wore it all the time, like a uniform. Meetings, during lunch, even on the way home.

Sometimes you would see them curled up in the corner with the blanket, completely wrapped up in it, sucking on their thumb.

Sometimes the colleague said things from behind the blanket that were hostile about other people. ‘That’s so out of character,’ we would mutter, never really stopping to wonder how such a thing could have happened.

On other days the blanket became a plaything: a rolled up ball, a parachute, or a cave where bears had made their home.

Sometimes the colleague came to work wearing nothing but the blanket, even in the depths of winter (some said especially then)…

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Happy as a Dog’s Tail

tail wag

Happy as something unimportant
and free as a thing unimportant.
As something no one prizes
and which does not prize itself.
As something mocked by all
and which mocks at their mockery.
As laughter without serious reason.
As a yell able to outyell itself.
Happy as no matter what,
as any no matter what.
Happy
as a dog’s tail.

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Happy Is England

Happy is England! I could be content
To see no other verdure than its own;
To feel no other breezes than are blown
Through its tall woods with high romances blent:
Yet do I sometimes feel a languishment
For skies Italian, and an inward groan
To sit upon an Alp as on a throne,
And half forget what world or worldling meant.
Happy is England, sweet her artless daughters;
Enough their simple loveliness for me,
Enough their whitest arms in silence clinging:
Yet do I often warmly burn to see
Beauties of deeper glance, and hear their singing,
And float with them about the summer waters.

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Your happiness is my happiness

happyclownsWhenever you’re feeling down
Don’t always come with a frown
Come look like a happy clown

Though of course you can’t hide it
At least try a bit

But there are people around
Where your happiness is found

by Paramount Pawn

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I Saw A Jolly Hunter

i_saw_a_jolly_hunter_by_oliverbrundle-d7g38n5I saw a jolly hunter
With a jolly gun
Walking in the country
In the jolly sun.

In the jolly meadow
Sat a jolly hare.
Saw the jolly hunter.
Took jolly care.

Hunter jolly eager-
Sight of jolly prey.
Forgot gun pointing
Wrong jolly way.

Jolly hunter jolly head
Over heels gone.
Jolly old safety catch
Not jolly on.

Bang went the jolly gun.
Hunter jolly dead.
Jolly hare got clean away.
Jolly good, I said.

by Charles Causley

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My Droolish Dog

Purebredbreeders.com-Drool-DogMy Droolish Dog
My dog is not hip
Oh, the drool from her lip,
It’s long and slimy, eew the drip!
She isn’t cool
When she lays by the pool,
Just a lug with oh so much drool!

Source: Family Friend Poems

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My Foolish Dog

tail wagMy dog my dog
His name is lucky
But his teeth are so big
We call him bucky
His tail is short
And his belly is big
He looks like my cousin
Who wears a wig
Although he is not that smart
He’ll always be in my heart.

by Jahkeel Warner, Parham

Source: Family Friend Poems

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