Upon Bingham Market Square

Though the same general malaise; seeps through my essence,

These sights, just down the road, do not cause offence,

The pitter patter of feet, and the heat are most welcome,

So, I have upon my face a smile, that I wear quite seldom.


Though I think about being bondless, without a romantic pal,

I shall endeavour to see, to hear and to absorb the kind well,

My eyes wander to adjacent pubs, but I will drink this instead,

For life can be beautiful, without the need for a cloudy head.


Though I feel that my soul, is spread so wafer thin,

These scenes remind me, that not all of life is sin,

So, I re-learn that to destroy, is to plan for despair,

Thus, I will nourish my spirit, to become more fair.      


  • orchidee

    A fine write AS.

    • AuburnScribbler

      Thanks for the read orchidee, I hope that all is well!

    • Goldfinch60

      Keep nourishing your spirit Ben and wonderful words like these will flow over all of us.


      • AuburnScribbler

        Thanks for the read Andy, and I will endeavour to heed this sound advice.

        I hope that all is well!

      • dusk arising

        It is good to reject negativity, it hacks at one's vitality of life.

        I know that square. My brother lived in Bingham and later at Sheldon. Very busy on a saturday I remember.

        • AuburnScribbler

          Thanks for the read dusk arising, and yeah, though there is a lot of bad stuff around, we have to strive to find the light that makes us smile.

          Oh right, hope that your brother enjoyed his time there and in Sheldon, and yes you're right, I think the big market happens on a Saturday morning to afternoon, so very busy indeed.

          I hope that all is well!

        • Doggerel Dave

          I probably listen and watch far too much news and political commentary. And you know where that can lead...To watch others just in the midst of their ordinary apparently carefree lives must be something of a restorative.
          Thanks for a nicely framed picture, AS.

          • AuburnScribbler

            Thanks for the read Doggerel Dave, and yes, the media can plague the beauty of life.

            Though we can become very impressionable on what the elected suits and celebrities say, the most important thing is your own happiness, created in your own unique way, devoid of all the madness that surrounds us.

            Thanks again, and I hope that all is well!

          • Saxon Crow

            Life goes on no matter what which is the point if this poem. Wonderful reminder

            • AuburnScribbler

              Thanks for the read Saxon Crow, glad that you enjoyed this poetic reminder.

              I hope that all is well!

              • Saxon Crow

                It is my friend. And you?

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