Broadgreen Cameo


Two women sit at a table
eating their mid-day meal.
One has her arm in plaster,
her friend wears sparely slippers.
They look good, but what do they feel?
They might be 63.
A nurse is sitting with them
drinking a cup of tea.
Two Liverpool ladies
whose kindness has helped me -
they nurture every patient
who comes here to Ward B.
***
Throw the ball up in the air,
catch it before it falls.
We never know where it will roll
until the linesman calls.
A goal, an ace, a boundary four
or maybe you are out?
And there's no second innings
for that's what it's about.
Tennis, cricket, football, golf,
hockey or croquet,
Just come on, join your team
and be prepared to play,

By Peggy Pool