I STROLL through the woodlands of Porthkerry Park
Blessed with primroses, violets, daffodils and cowslips
Making it an alluring rainbow of colour.
I admire murals of the local area
And enjoy the soothing sound of a stream
As I walk over a quaint Hobbit-style bridge,
Spring sunshine adding to the lovely view,
My problems dissolved like the morning view.
Birds sing, a squirrel scurries up a tree
And then the grand viaduct greets my eyes,
Sun shining through one of the mighty arches
Adorning it with a celestial glow.
I have ice cream outside the cafe
As children laugh in the play area,
Dismal winter days consigned to the past,
I savour this time for nothing can last.
As I saunter by man-made rock pools
With excited kids casting their nets.
Now the verdant green is replaced
By the pebbles of Porthkerry Bay
And a tanker moves imperceptibly
Across a channel sparkling with silver gems.
This is a most wonderful place to be,
Just for a while you can set yourself free.