Still plenty of life left

Apocalypse Now for Vera and Ted Limetree of Rustlings Road?

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 16th August 2016, 5:59 am
Updated Tuesday, 16th August 2016, 7:04 am
Save the trees campaign on Rustlings Road in Sheffield
Save the trees campaign on Rustlings Road in Sheffield

It’s a hundred years since Vera and I met

But there’s plenty of life in the ‘old trees’ yet.

We both have wrinkles but she doesn’t mind mine

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And her bumps and bulges they suit me just fine

I’m aware my old trunk may keep expanding

And I’m a bit stooped but hey “I’m still standing”

Of course we sometimes argue as couples do

But we soon come round to the others view

She didn’t like wearing a heart “Save Me” sign

But she wore hers when I wore mine

You’ll have seen our pictures in The Star

And you all can see how happy we are

But Amey searched around today looking for a drain

They didn’t mean to cause my roots such pain

Now I’m not usually one to make a fuss

But it’s clear the chainsaw’s coming next for us

Rustlings Road is to close for ‘pruning’ I hear

Let’s hope that doesn’t mean we all disappear

But better to prune a branch or bough

Than turn Rustlings Road into Apocalypse Now

Ted Limetree

Rustlings Road