Good Wood

Dear Friends, consider these our blocks of wood :
Each represents an effort to do good.
The blocks raise funds to help to treat disease
So that sick children can at last find peace.
But what does Budgens want such projects for ?
Is it not after all just a big store ?
True. But it is a store that has done well :
People like buying what we’re proud to sell –
Which makes us feel that we’d all like to share
Our luck with others near us or elsewhere.
We hope these verses will enlist your aid
Because life means more to us than just trade.

Robert Ilson,
Poet Laureate