Roy Toddington


</>I've planned the garden how I want,
There's lots I ought to do;
The garden shed needs clearing out -
I think I'll have a brew.

I ought to weed the flower beds,
I ought to mow the grass;
The greenhouse is so dirty -
I ought to clean the glass.

The vegetables need pricking out,
The rhubarb needs manure;
Should I prune the roses?
I'm really not too sure.

There's so much that I ought to do,
I shouldn't hesitate;
The Rugby match is on today -
The gardening can wait!


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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 7, 2011

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Comments about Manana by Roy Toddington

  • Hazel Connelly (11/9/2011 7:21:00 AM)

    Manana. Love it Roy, sounds a little bit like me.

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    Roy Toddington(4/3/2017 9:26:00 AM)

    Thanks Hazel - I'm not an airy-fairy ethereal writer - my style depends on the words - I wrote a sonnet once about the difficulty of writing a sonnet - I just enjoy writing everyday stuff!

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