Oh, it’s such a perfect day, I’m glad I spent it with you

Springtime in Queen's Park, Glasgow

Springtime in Queen’s Park, Glasgow

AnElephantCant remember when
He last spent a day quite so perfect
To his great surprise
He has just realised
That is a synonym and a great rhyme for Jack

We spend the afternoon in Queens Park
Where the grass and the trees are still brown
The buds have not bloomed
Spring is looking quite doomed
Summer is still a long way from this town

But we go to the pond and see tadpoles
Just starting to emerge from their eggs
We call this frog spawn
And when they are born
These little dudes don’t have any legs

The Wee Pond, Queen's Park, Glasgow

The Wee Pond, Queen’s Park, Glasgow

A moorhen is nesting on the island
We can’t see if she has any chicks
So we take great care
Not to give her a scare
We stay well away with our sticks

But these sticks of course are not ornamental
We have a competition to see who can throw farther
AnElephant flings a great flung
But because Jack is young
Outdoing him gets weekly much harder

Now late afternoon is Ice Cream time
Jack has Chocolate Biscotti with Raspberry Sauce
And a chocolate flake
AnElephant makes no mistake
He counts Banoffee towards his 5 a day of course

AnElephantCant have an original thought
So he repeats this one time after time
If you want to have fun
Just get a grandson
And fill your lives with laughter and rhyme

Queen's Park and the Famous Ice Cream Shop

Queen’s Park and the Famous Ice Cream Shop

About AnElephantCant

An artist/writer/poet combination whose blogs reflect an approach to life that celebrates nature and takes a tongue-in-cheek view of most issues. So you get rhymes and doodles, photographs and comment. Irreverent and irrelevant. Occasionally funny, sometimes serious, mostly pointless. https://anelephantcant.me/
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20 Responses to Oh, it’s such a perfect day, I’m glad I spent it with you

  1. Sarah Ann says:

    Love this. Please can we have an update when the flowers start to show? Hopefully Jack won’t want to pull all their heads off.

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  2. Grandsons are the best and granddaughters are extra sweet.

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  3. Eleenie says:

    Ooh, banoffee. Yum!

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  4. Passion says:

    Wonderfully written 😀

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  5. Penny L Howe says:

    A perfect day. You’re right, your rhyme for Jack is very fitting and filled with love, there is nothing better than spending the day with a grandchild. 🙂 xx

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  6. RoSy says:

    Priceless!

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  7. emmylgant says:

    Emmy too has a grandson named Jack
    A little bit older but just as perfect
    He is too far away that one
    Do you know if I could rent one
    For the many chuckles
    And all the snuggles
    I miss from Alabama?

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    • AnElephantCant really help Emmy
      It isn’t easy to rhyme Alabama
      Oh he just has a thought
      He translates from the Scots
      And guesses your wee dude is also a brammer

      brammer – something really good, very special

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  8. Willow says:

    Another great one-I dont know how you do it! Jack is going to have such precious memories. He’s very lucky to have a grandad like you. Some grandads don’t bother.

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  9. that’s precious Brian…. nothing like spending time with someone who you love dearly…. hugggs

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  10. Alastair says:

    AnElephant does enjoy his day out
    It sounds like he’s having a lark
    But when he gets home
    Is he tired to the bone
    And does he go out like a spark?

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