The Relaxing Pitter-Patter on the Conservatory Roof

EON has sent me the wrong bill again,

thus, it becomes the source of strain,

wanting to burn their office block down,

to take away the need to wear a frown,

then the rain adds to the “complaint”,

but then I see that dome of restraint,

my nightmare ceases, replaced by glorious truth,

via the pitter-patter on the conservatory roof.


I check my email, but nothing’s there,

no reward for my interest, it isn’t fair,

so, I think of massacre; to those employers,

who choose to ignore, they desist like lawyers,

as my fire rises, clouds cascade once more,

to remind me, of a soon to be open door,

thus, I try to be level-headed, and use it as proof,

via the pitter-patter on the conservatory roof.


The radio and the box, blare out more dirt,

either it be Covid/Brexit, all things that hurt,

where is that hammer? So, I can vent, by smashing,

at a world that has me; and my teeth gnashing,

but again, the weather modifies, to make me calm,

instead of a clenched fist, I open to a peaceful palm,

though a change is still needed, I will retire to that booth,

to enjoy the relaxing pitter-patter; on the conservatory roof!


  • Goldfinch60

    I can understand where you come from Ben,I too have a conservatory roof and am often found in there but my choice of relaxation is music, I listen to it all the time, especially in the evenings before I go to bed.


    • AuburnScribbler

      Thanks for the read Andy, and I am glad to hear that you are fellow conservatory person.

      I too on some nights; relax via some nice soothing tunes as well, but if the rain does occur, and the power happens to go out, the sound of that pitter-patter can be quite the thing.

      Thanks again, and I hope that all is well!

    • Accidental Poet

      I think everyone goes through this from time to time Ben. I myself have a tough time staying calm when faced with ill confrontations. Usually I try to remember that it's a choice I make, to be angry or calm. And with calmness comes clarity. Clarity to see through things realistically and sort it out. Great write here Ben. ; )

      • AuburnScribbler

        Thanks for the read Accidental Poet, and yes I can appreciate what you've said, in life, you have to take the rough with smooth, otherwise there would be no coping mechanisms, and thus there would be no such thing as strength in character, but thank goodness there is!

        Thanks again, and I hope that all is well!

      • Neil Higgins

        Calm calm.Who says I'm
        If I tried to sit in my conservatory,I'd be in the garden,as it's only a " figment of my imagination" but hey ho.
        To "chill" I like to put my headphones on and listen to a classical concert.
        A fine piece of work Ben.

        • AuburnScribbler

          Whoa there! I'm not starting anything here! Hahaha!

          Thanks for the read Neil, and glad to hear that you have a good pair of headphones to escape into the classical music world. I'm guessing if you want a slow release; it'll be more Mahler than Mozart, eh?

          Thanks again, and I hope that all is well!

        • orchidee

          Good write AP.

          • AuburnScribbler

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

          • Doggerel Dave

            All these bleeders wiv conservatories.... Wait 'til I get their addresses...
            Point well made AS - too many things to get riled up about in life; so chill (After I've sorted them conservatories....)

            • AuburnScribbler

              Thanks for the read Doggerel Dave, and I will from now on, consider myself a "conservatory bleeder!" Haha!

              Yes, there are so many things that get us riled up, but I hope as part of our evolution, that over time, endeavouring to minimise those things; becomes a second nature.

              As you've said, I will try to chill, and good luck sorting out those conservatories. Haha!

              Thanks again, and I hope that all is well!

              • Doggerel Dave

                Nah - I's me that should chill, AS. But there will be no patented heat seeking missile will find you in the end.... 😊

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