Mercury reader Sue Reilly has sent in this poem about 2012. Here it is for you to enjoy.
As we welcome twenty-thirteen
So, what have we got to fear?
I imagine we’re all thinking
Let it be a drier year.
Well, last year flew (or floated) by
We all blamed the hosepipe ban
With so much to look forward to
Nothing ever goes to plan.
Our Queen’s diamond jubilee
A fine example she set
Still smiling under a brolly
And waving while she got wet.
We hardly saw any summer
Just the greatest show on earth
As we proudly watched the Olympians
Win medals for all they’re worth.
With places flooded without warning
And possessions spoiled or lost
Does insurance cover heartache
When they’re adding up the cost.
Lots of wildlife too, has suffered
Insects found nothing to eat
And I’ve come to the conclusion
That we could do with webbed feet!!