Saturday, 22 April 2017

THE A TO Z CHALLENGE 2017: S IS FOR.........

 My Theme this year is RYHTHM AND RHYME:
Which consists of a song and a poem:
Hope you enjoy:
is for STREETS OF LONDON
by
RALPH MCTELL:
Whenever I hear this song
I get an "Attitude of Gratitude".
For I have a roof over my head,
Also in the cupboard plenty of food.

I also have at night,
A most comfortable bed.
So when I feel the need.
I can lay my weary head.

I appreciate the lyrics,
Could pertain to the Universe.
There are so many homeles, lonely people,
As I write this "Challenge Verse".

I am so very grateful
For the life I live.
I may have a "Lonely" existance,
But I have so much love to give.



24 comments:

  1. Beautiful number! very evocative, and for me it brought to mind the refugees from Syria and Iraq...

    Best wishes,
    Nilanjana.
    Madly-in-Verse

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    1. Thank you Nilanjana for your comment.
      Do have a good week-end.

      Yvonne.

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  2. The song does give one pause and perspective. Have a good weekend. I look forward to your end of April posts

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    1. Thank you Joanne, you too have a good week-end.
      Yvonne.

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  3. Life can always be worse indeed

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    1. Very true Pat. Thanks for coming by.

      Yvonne.

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  4. So many live without basics such as clean water and healthy food. Most of us are truly blessed.

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    1. I agree with you whole heartedly Diana.
      Enjoy your week-end.

      Yvonne.

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  5. Another one of my favourites - I used to sing it when I was learning to play the guitar at the age of 16.

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    1. Do you still play the guitar? Thanks for the comment Tigermouse.

      Yvonne.

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    2. I still have my original guitar somewhere Yvonne but I haven't played for years.

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    3. I thought perhaps you may play outside your tent or caravan on site on a lovely summer's night.
      Yvonne.

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  6. Ralph McTell has a beautiful voice! Thanks for the introduction. Loved your poem as well, Yvonne. Gratitude leads to more happiness in life, I believe. No matter what, there is always someone worse off than we are. Have a good weekend! ☺

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    1. Thanks Debbie for a great comment. It is much appreciated,

      Yvonne.

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  7. S is for Sweet. I listened to this song and your poetry and I remember the Sweetness behind it all

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    1. You do have a wonderful way with words Martin.
      Thank you.

      Yvonne.

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  8. What a great idea for a theme. Sorry I haven't been by sooner. Have a lot going on right now. Great theme, great poem for today and I enjoyed the song thanks for sharing it. I of course have never heard it before.

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    1. Thank YOU Gregg for the visit, I know you are a busy person.
      Lovely comment.

      Yvonne.

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  9. I am so very grateful
    For the life I live.

    The richness of existence can vary. But being grateful for what one has is the most noble thing. Rightly so Yvonne!

    Hank

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    1. Well despite pain and problems there are people worse off than me.
      Thanks for your wonderful comment.
      Yvonne.

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  10. Afraid I got behind ...will do catch up on a few of your posts.
    I really like your 'attitude of gratitude' Puts us all in a thankful frame of mine. Sharon

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    1. Thanks Sharon, your comments are very welcome.

      Yvonne.

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