Loafing

By Edgar A Guest

woman on hammock

Under the shade of trees,
Flat on my back at ease,
Lulled by the hum of bees,
There’s where I rest;
Breathing the scented air,
Lazily loafing there,
Never a thought of care,
Peace in my breast.


There where the waters run,
Laughing along in fun,
I go when work is done,
There’s where I stray;
Couch of a downy green,
Restful and sweet and clean,
Set in a fairy scene,
Wondrously gay.

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Worn out with toil and strife,
Sick of the din of life,
There’s where I go;
Soothing and sweet I find,
Comforts that ease the mind,
Leaving dull care behind,
Rest there I know.




Flat on my back I lie,
Watching the ships go by,
Under the fleecy sky,
Day dreaming there;
From grief I find surcease,
From worry gain release,
Resting in perfect peace,
Free from all care.

Just Folks By Edgar A Guest copyright 1917




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