Highs and Lows of Internet, Emotions, and Gardens


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(To be sung to the tune of ‘My Bonnie Lies over the Ocean’)

Why is it my line’s overloaded?
Why is it that it comes and goes?
Why is it I’m being so goaded?
Oh, heaven alone really knows!

Chorus
Bring back, oh bring back,
A life of less hassles to me, to me,
Bring back, oh bring back,
A great deal more sweet sanity.

When I am too busy for posting,
I then have the internet fine,
But when with blogs I should be coasting,
The signal goes shooting offline.

I went out for screws by the dozen;
Some sundry wood projects to do;
For one thing, I need to start fussin’
The Jungle Gym not to fall through.

And must now continue to fill in
Raised fence that I started before;
Securing the uprights there still in,
And filling in quite a few more.

I also acquired a beanie,
To stop my scalp freezing at night;
Don’t care if you say, ‘You’re a meanie!’
Not showing me wearing it, right?

Last time that I gave myself haircut
The weather was still nice and hot:
It turned out too much of a bare-cut
Now that the true winter we’ve got.

Today I quite overdid pruning
To keep hired labour at work,
Though far too much plant life I’m ruining,
I didn’t want labour to shirk.

Got him to dig hole for our puddle,
The pavement was covered in sand,
The truck took one load, then a muddle —
Rest left sitting there, ain’t that grand?

                                  …

At last, though, quite late in the day now
The sand was all carted away
To leave behind sacks which all may now
Be refilled again for Monday.

© 5 July 2019 Colonialist

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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15 Responses to Highs and Lows of Internet, Emotions, and Gardens

  1. SueW says:

    I sang all the way through!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. kevin cooper says:

    I was singing it in my head… Lol.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Arkenaten says:

    Are they (Telkom) throttling you?

    Like

  4. disperser says:

    Interesting . . . they lug dirt away in sacks? Meaning, you have to fill them all and move them out there. It sounds like a bit of a chore.

    Like

    • colonialist says:

      It is a chore indeed. Thing is, a building contractor was prepared to take the sand for use provided it was available on the pavement. Moving that lot up 22 steps was beyond my abilities, but hired labourer took it in his stride — literally.

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