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Below is the poem entitled The Hospice Shop which was written by poet Dave Timperley. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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The Hospice Shop

An icy wind blows,
Freezing winter snows.
Icicles hanging from trees,
Like jewels in a wintry breeze.

Cold hands, cold feet,
Hail, turning to sleet.
The sun now shines bright,
But the cold beckons an icy night.

No tables outside the shop today,
Come inside the assistants say.
We have hot tea, coffee and cake,
Please buy from us for the Hospice sake.

Come in, browse, and pass the day,
Maybe buy a coat, keep the chill away.
Sit at a table and drink your fill,
Warm and safe from the winters chill.

Take a look at our books, we have many in stock,
If you don't want a book, you can buy a clock.
The choice is yours, there is no pressure,
Come in and chat, browse at your leisure.

The staff at the shop are volunteers all,
They give up their time to answer the call.
The money you give this day will be well spent,
To build the Hospice with every cent.

Soon the time will come when the doors will open,
To welcome it's clients both young and old.
When the hospitals have done their best,
The Hospice staff will do the rest.

It is only with help from people like you,
The money you give for that coat, shirt or brew.
The staff at the shop have nothing to gain,
The money donated helps relieve so much pain.

Please visit us whenever you can,
With God's help we will fulfil this plan.

I wrote this on a rare wintry day in Paphos, Cyprus. 
Where I work in our Hospice shop.

© Dave Timperley 2012



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  1. Date: 5/18/2012 3:13:00 PM
    wonderful poem, Dave enjoyed, harry

    Timperley Avatar Dave Timperley
    Date: 5/19/2012 5:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Harry, glad you enjoyed it. God Bless. Dave.
  1. Date: 5/17/2012 10:54:00 PM
    eye opening write....

    Timperley Avatar Dave Timperley
    Date: 5/18/2012 2:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Marlon. God Bless. Dave.
  1. Date: 5/17/2012 4:34:00 PM
    Dave, a nice plea for customers, hope you succeed..David

    Timperley Avatar Dave Timperley
    Date: 5/18/2012 2:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I pray that it does in some small way. We moved next door, some 4 mtrs and our takings actually quadrupled. I think we were in the wrong place and the Lord set us right. Thank you for your comment. God Bless. Dave.
  1. Date: 5/17/2012 3:50:00 PM
    Really enjoyed your write today, although it is a warm summer day here in Toronto, nice to read this winter scene and a heart that is so loving and giving bless you dear man, hugs vie

    Timperley Avatar Dave Timperley
    Date: 5/18/2012 2:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Vienna, it was a bitterly cold day, about 8 degrees, that's cold for us. We were just coming out of the coldest & wettest winder in living memory. God Bless. Dave.
  1. Date: 5/17/2012 3:50:00 PM
    Really enjoyed your write today, although it is a warm summer day here in Toronto, nice to read this winter scene and a heart that is so loving and giving bless you dear man, hugs vie

  1. Date: 5/17/2012 3:48:00 PM
    A good poem Dave - welcome to Hospice shop. - oxox Anne-Lise

    Timperley Avatar Dave Timperley
    Date: 5/18/2012 2:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Always good to have your comment Anne-Lise. These used to be a saying back in UK. It still holds good for me. "Every little helps". God Bless. Dave.