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Thursday, 24 January 2013

Sally's Farm


My dreams pile up like oranges
waiting to be unpeeled
layer after layer dangling like threads
enticing as a spiders web

Sally wants to measure everything
paint the whole house white
clean every nook and cranny
the list is endless

Falling down the stairs yesterday
I came here to get well again
but she's got me baking bread
and cleaning out the chicken coop

If you don't work you don't eat said Sally
choking on a piece of wholemeal rye
(like she feeds me anyway she just waits
for the van like my other carer did)

Sometimes the sun seems to go backwards
left to right instead of the other way
like the meds she forces down my red lane
making me and the front room turn blue

The television is monotonous
an incessant rattle in the corner
but that's the only decent company I'll get
until the meals on wheels lady arrives



  1. I'll have to remember not to go to Sally's Farm next time I fall down the stairs...

  2. Thanks Stan, the trick is not to fall down the stairs.

  3. This is such a good write and I like it very much. I shudder to think of the falling down and the monotony of cold care but the dream walk would be great fun, and perhaps make up for the other,,,, :-)

  4. Hi Ellecee, many thanks for reading this.

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  6. Send Sally to my place . She can paint my house and work the paddocks. No stairs. She is not allowed to talk though:)

    1. Phew! I hate falling down the stairs, (I really need to use the lift) but then again I need the exercise. I'm sending Sally, to you, she'll paint your house any colour as long as it's white.

  7. did you write this? it's brilliant x

  8. did you write this?? it's brilliant!

  9. did you write this? it's brilliant x

  10. Thanks Ruth, it's part fiction part truth, I was thinking about Lower Shaw Farm at the time, they've just had solar panels fitted on the barn roof.


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