A poem about what being a member of the Social Lites means to me

It’s not all jam and Jerusalem
It’s curry nights
And inspiring crafts
And friendship

It’s not all jam and Jerusalem
It’s afternoon teas
And bike rides
And compassion

It’s not all jam and Jerusalem
It’s weekend camping
And whiskey tasting
And kindness

It’s not all jam and Jerusalem
It’s theatre visits
And gin sampling
And generosity

It’s not all jam and Jerusalem
It’s sporting tasters
And choir practice
And support

It’s not all jam and Jerusalem
It’s delicious baking
And cinema trips
And empathy

It’s not all jam and Jerusalem
It’s book group
And throwing darts
And consideration

It’s not all jam and Jerusalem
It’s real ale
And starting allotments
And community

It’s not all jam and Jerusalem
It’s monthly meetings
And charity events
And welcoming

It’s not all jam and Jerusalem
It’s generous warmth
And sincere understanding
And togetherness

And sometimes, just occasionally
It is about jam
And we sing Jerusalem

Julie Pennington

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