Saturday, April 8, 2017

My Rocking Chair

When I'm old and worse for wear
I want to buy a rocking-chair,
And set it on a porch where shine
The stars of morning-glory vine;
With just beyond, a gleam of grass,
A shady street where people pass;
And some who come with time to spare,
To yarn beside my rocking-chair.
Then I will light my corn-cob pipe
And dose and dream and rarely gripe.
My morning paper on my knee
I won't allow to worry me.
For if I know the latest news
Is bad,--to read it I'll refuse,
Since I have always tried to see
The side of life that clicks with glee.

(Source: Donna's Corner Facebook Page)

And looking back with days nigh done,
I feel I've had a heap of fun.
Of course I guess that more or less
It's you yourself make happiness
And if your needs are small and few,
Like me you may be happy too:
And end up with a hope, a prayer,
A chuckle in a rocking-chair.

Robert William Service

Happy Saturday!


  1. Precious poem and photos. I recently rec'd a photo of my great niece (in TX) sitting in what used to be her mommy's little rocking chair - brought back sweet memories.
    Hope you have a chance to rock in your rocking chair this weekend!

  2. Sweet entry today and am a 'rocking chair' lover as well! We have 4 on our front porch that get quite the workout during the spring and summer months.

  3. Absolutely love this!!! of these days I HOPE to sit alongside you and ponder on our lives and the love of the Lord....if only in heaven, my sweet Friend!

  4. Oh, how wonderful, my friend! Thank you for the charming words and beautiful photos. Hugs!

  5. I like this poem. We have a rocking chair porch here, and the residents gather there.

  6. Rocking chairs are everywhere on this farm but I'm not waiting until I'm old. Life is short and uncertain and while I'm ready to go, I'm not homesick (as Daddy likes to say). I also wear
    Happy Resurrection to you and yours. He LIVES!

  7. It's so nice when people have time to sit out on the porch or just on the front steps , to chat with neighbours. Too many people are too busy to enjoy life.

  8. Lovely thought today Mary! That was a special time in the world when people had time to sit on the front porch, rock, and visit with neighbors. I loved the picture of the rocking chair in the flowers too :)


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