The Poetry of Brian Langley






 When I was a lad I joined the scouts

And learnt of knots and rope

And other skills that through my days

Would help, with life to cope


Those scouting skills that I learned well

(I recall that there were lots)

The one that’s most important is

“Remember all your nots”


Like NOT to drive a car when drunk 

And not to be a yob

And NOT to be aggressive and,

Not ever be a slob


And NOT to be uncaring

And NOT to give up hope

These nots are the important ones

For life – not just for rope


©  Brian Langley   6 Nov,  2008

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