The pool I have to trim; the lawn I have to clean the filter for. Note the trampoline has offspring. You spring off the big one and there’s a little one to spring onto.

“I’m buzzy, buzzy, buzzy!” said the bee;

Said I, “But not a bit as much as me!”

“That’s bad grammar!” said the fly,

“For you should have said, ‘As I’!”

Flies are an awful pest, you will agree.


There are a dreadful lot of flies around:

They seem to cover every bit of ground;

And for every one I swat,

Simply swarms another lot –

Ignore them, they don’t go away, I’ve found.


I’m fixing things, and cleaning things, and stuff,

The days aren’t made with time in them, enough;

And then also, in between,

I still have the edit scene;

No wonder that I’m getting in a huff!


A lawn to clean; a pool I have to mow,

I’d hunt for things, except I do not know,

In which half-buried box

I have even packed my socks –

No doubt they are, a heap of stuff, below!


We’ve simply loads and loads of stuff to sell,

But selling isn’t something I do well,

Though to throw or give away

Makes me yell, “Och! No way! Nay!”

I’ve Scots in me, as you can doubtless tell.


Some time, I dream, again will come the day

When I’ve a chance to have a bit of play

On blogs, and music, too,

And a spot of writing do,

But these constant chores refuse to go away!

© Colonialist January 2015 (WordPress)

About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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  1. equinoxio21 says:

    A very happy new year to you Leslie/Col.
    I see you seem to have settled well in your new house.
    Take care


  2. jakesprinter says:

    What a Great place to relax .


  3. The Asian says:

    Good luck with all the chores! Slow and steady does the trick


  4. Gobetween says:

    We sold some stuff through OLX and Gumtree, I like the fact that buyers travel to your location and hand over cash. I use electric fans that irritates mosquitos and flies plus I don’t have air con at home.


  5. Tom Merriman says:

    When you’re selling stuff, Col, do it whilst bouncing on one of those trampolines. That way you can have the prices going up and down to your hearts desire. I do apologise.
    A lovely colourful photo to accompany your lotta little limericks. We haven’t much colour around here at present. ‘Tis grey. All day.


  6. Happy new year and best wishes to you and yours for health, happiness, peace & prosperity in 2015!


  7. Lovely summery garden and I loved your buzzy poem, one of the best things about winter is you don’t have any wasps and flies around. Have a lovely New Year 😊


  8. misswhiplash says:

    but at least you have some warmth and sun
    Here in Bulgaria we have but none.
    Its cold, no, its very cold
    And aches my bones which are twice as old
    Send a bit of warmth in the post
    Then my tootsies I can roast
    But in the meantime you can mow the pool
    and clean the grass with a cleaning tool
    This will keep you busy all day
    So Cheerio I must now say xxxxx


  9. bulldog says:

    Your poetry still fascinates me… we also have so much to sell but to get a decent price is not easy..


  10. Good luck with all the things to do and with finding those socks 😜


  11. yprior1 says:

    my favorite kinda rhymes! and what a fun post 🙂


  12. Barb says:

    I know nothing about poetry, so I’m fine. I’m mostly jealous about the sunny, fun photo.


  13. . Our ex-neighbour had one of those robot lawnmowers that does it without human intervention. Sounds like you could do with one. And a serf could come in handy….


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