The Contented Water Snail!


Water Snail1I was down by the river the other day when a boat passed. Nothing at all unusual in that you might say, however this was the floating home of its owner. A dog in a life jacket ran along the roof as it gently meandered along at a sedate four miles per hour. I began to wonder who had the right lifestyle, him or me…

Floating down the river,
With time on his hands,
It doesn’t matter when he arrives,
He hasn’t any plans.
His dog runs up and down,
Barking at the geese,
He has no land-side bonds,
Except a distant niece!
This week he’s on the river,
Next week the canals he’ll  sail,
He’s happy and contented,
A live-aboard water snail!
Water Snail© Baldock Bard 2014
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