The Chair In The Deep Dark Woods #CountryKids

By | September 28, 2013

There is a short cut I use to get to D’s school in the afternoon, it bypasses roads and secondary school kids, which – believe me – is a blessing when you’re pushing along an empty special needs buggy.

The children call it "The Deep Dark Woods" after the Gruffalo stories and we’ve never met anyone else using it.

The children use the opportunity to search in the clearing which used to be full of water, they usually find stones and the occasional frog! We’ve never known it to be completely dry, hopefully it will replenish over the winter and the ducks will return.

The Chair In The Deep Dark Woods #CountryKids

Whilst passing through this week, we discovered someone had dumped a chair! Bizarre the lengths that people will go to to avoid disposing of their rubbish! It made me wonder who would park up and carry a chair from their car, quite a way into the woods.

The Chair In The Deep Dark Woods #CountryKids

A contribution to #Prose4T formed:

The Chair

There you sit, a plastic chair. Someone grew tired of you and left you there.

Pulled up in their car, a treck through the wood, when they were dumping it, did they wonder if they should?

Did they sit in that chair, have a drink and get "merry"? Maybe singing along to a song by Katy Perry?

And there it sits, not composting or breaking down. Didn’t they realise the tip is just the other side of town?

Our country side is beautiful and should remain so, fly tripping from them and others prevents it from achieving that status quo.

Preserve our woodlands, keep it clean, make the most of our woodlands, enjoy the green.

The Chair In The Deep Dark Woods #CountryKids
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Mary @ Over 40 and a Mum to One on 28th September 2013 at 2:47 pm.

How sad that someone should go out of their way to ruin a beautiful place. Makes me so mad #CountryKids


Mary @ Over 40 and a Mum to One on 28th September 2013 at 3:22 pm.

I know, lazyiness is bad enough, but deliberately going out of your way …. I just don’t get some people


Coombemill - Fiona on 28th September 2013 at 6:26 pm.

How bizzare to leave a chair there when they could have just as easily driven to their local refuse centre! I hope it doesn’t stay there to spoil your nature walk for long, thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.


kriss macdonald on 28th September 2013 at 10:20 pm.

Maybe, just maybe, someone comes regularly and sits in it to listen to nature. Or they just hate nature and dump plastic chairs in the midst of it!


Verily Victoria Vocalises on 1st October 2013 at 6:50 pm.

I love that there are so many different things that inspire poetry – this is so well written too 🙂 Thank you so much for linking to Prose for Thought x


Jeannette on 4th October 2013 at 6:08 pm.

So strange isn’t it.


Jeannette on 4th October 2013 at 6:09 pm.

It’s probably the latter but yes, it could be the former.


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