Alpaca & Muscovy

Welcome February 2018 at Kensmyth, Clay Meadow

last year I wrote this poem and this year which has so much ahead for us all, I still think it apt to welcome February to one and all.. 2018 has come in the same way…

2017 came in with a blast and a roar
Wet, mizzy January we have now shown the door
Did you achieve anything in it? Or did you just moan?
Did you just sit warm and cosy in your little home?
Life is for living and making things matter
Time for friends of course but not all for natter
Take up the reins and show February the way
Waste not one minute, one hour or one day
Welcome your friends, new friends, nature, your life
Don’t get bogged down with others strife
Walk in the woods, breathe some fresh air
Show February it matters and that you care
The months pass too quickly and time passes you by
All of a sudden a loved one will die
Today is the start of a new month in a new year
Somebody somewhere will lose someone dear
If it is to be you and you will never know
Make sure that for each day you have had something to show
Something to live for, something to do and to say
And that you do not let February pass the same way.

Helen Kendall Smith
written on 1st February 2017