I am thinking as the days draw in,
And winter stands within our sights
How easy it is to give in
And stay home on these dim, cold nights.
Curled up with a good book and tea
The curtains closed, the radio on
Or maybe watching some TV
Like many a lonely singleton.
But is this life, I ask myself
As I bite into a piece of cake
Or take a biscuit off the shelf
And absent-mindedly partake?
I feel I ought to get a grip,
Wrap up warm and face the fray
Now into life’s pool I must dip
Before the waters flow away!
(c) Poet in the woods 2013