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Poetry Rail Transport Travel

Wait

#fowc #wait

Time passes slowly

As you sit waiting for the train

To come rolling down the track

And into the station

Timetable isn’t friendly

It’s saying it’s on its way

So to distract you from the empty arrival

Your sat with your radio on play

And each tick that follows tock

Seems to be on a lock

As you wait for whoever forlorn

Listening out for the diesel trains horn

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Acrostic Industrial

Refuse

Salford, 22nd January 2020

#fowc #refuse

Two definitions for this word fandango’s provided – so I cobbled them together in this

feel free to comment.

Recycling Refuse!

Refusing to recycle your rubbish ?

expect a spot of bother

for if you don’t follow the bin men’s advice

until you do so, the bin will just

sit there – full to the brim of stuff that should be turned into something else

expect an extra invoice when they send a bigger rubbish truck!

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Poetry

Muddy Trenches

#Promptuarium

These canals were once full

Boats and ships travelled up and down

Collecting Goods and cargo

But somewhere,

where the canal met the river

a grown up scout thought he’d have some fun

He created a dam,

by a campsite ridge

and the water stopped at the spot

Interested Beavers

Marvelled at the scouts work

as the stream dried up beyond it

Fish fled for safer spots

as the water stopped flowing

and stayed behind the wall

And sea birds stood perplexed

wandering why the water had simply

disappeared

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Acrostic Poetry Weather

Caught (in the fog)

Salford, 19th January 2020

#weather #fog

Christmas and New Year is over, but winters still here

A patchwork of heavy cloud, lies low – hiding church spires

Until it lifts – it’s difficult to get anywhere

Gravitating over roads and field alike

Hard to make out the silhouettes in the Pea Soup

The landmarks fizzle out the further they’re away

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Colours Poetry

Fern

#coloryourworld #CYW #Fern

An acrostic for the Fern Colour on Tourmalines Coloryourworld challenge

Flowing fronds of green

each one coming from a central point

reminding me of an octopus or squid –

not squelchy, but just as many arms!

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Acrostic Drink Fruit

Press

Part – time juicer of oranges

Reels out stories and photos for

England’s tabloid press – so he can

Serve up iced drinks to the masses on

Summer weekends

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Acrostic Food Fruit Poetry

Zest

Zingy is how you might call it

each pore of the citrus fruits skin

holds a little bit inside

and as your figures begin to split

the fruit’s smell contained therein

escaping into the room

where it does reside

enhancing the flavour into which you’ve just bit

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Poetry

mystery ii

Salford 30th March 2019

#freedomofexpression #iscriblr #mystery

a response to iscriblrs wonderful mystery challenge…enjoy.

A strange thing happened the other night

Under the cover of dark

Something with a sweet tooth paid us a call

He snook into the kitchen, without giving us a fright

And sitting down at my birthday cake, he did park

Having eaten his slice, he went out the door

Lighting up the kitchen , as he passed by the walls

And leaving a trail of cake crumbs on the floor

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Character Poetry Weather writing

Intruders

Salford, 21st December 2018

Melanie looked at the living room carpet

Enveloped by four soggy footprints

Local law enforcement scoured the area, but

Terrible thing was … they couldn’t find the culprits

Even the footprints outside could be found , it’s like they

Disappeared in the snow ❄️

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Poetry

Old friends

Salford, 14th November 2018

Memories of a mate, brought back in an instant

A blast from the past, delivered with a click

Noted – you’ve not talked for a while

Changes in address do that 

Hoping – they remember your name

Expectations raised as they recognise your face

Someone should have said – its the passing of time

Talk about the old days, in a familiar place

Engaging about others 

Round a table with Tea and cake

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Acrostic Airforce Airport IWM North Leisure Museums Photography War Winter World War II

Flight

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IWM Duxford , Cambridge, 5/6/2017

For a brief moment today,

looking around the hangar in Cambridge

I got to see the marvels of flight first hand

Great planes – from early pioneers to new planes and even spaceflight

Hoped to see something special – and I wasn’t disappointed

Tomorrow – i’ll take a look at what I captured

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Character Childhood

Tickle

Salford, 30th March 2020

#fowc #tickle #mrmen

The character from a favourite children’s book

Instantly bringing laughter to

Children and adults alike

Keeping them giggling

Like there’s no tomorrow

Expect cheerful sounds filling the room

Mr Tickle (taken from Mrmen site)
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Poetry Politics

belligerent

#fowc #belligerent

Statesmen like ? hardly

sat by his plinth, like

someone had confiscated his toy basket

all they wanted, was the facts

all they got was bluster to the max

as the virus spreaded, and reacts

reports he wasn’t listening to

positions he stuck himself like glue

his collegues wandering what to do ?

Till one day he took to bed,

and had to listen to what the doctors said,

deputy took charge, and up to bed, he fled.

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Insects

Inchworm

Salford, Saturday 28th March 2020

For one saturday only – a reblog…..I would have taken the Nikon out to see if i could spot the odd one of these mooching round the city parks flowers but with the global bug lockdown….i’m sharing this one from last year.

#coloryourworld #cyw #inchworm

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In time – you’ll become a wonderful thing

Noted for the wonderful patterns on your wing

Caterpillar family – small you may be

Hoping to sleep in the best of the tree

When you are little – you cannot be seen

Out eating the leaves of the trees whilst you’re green

Remaining on trees till you start to take flight

Making small kids smile from morning through night

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Art Arts Life

Beside Me

Salford, March 28th 2020

#Socs #Besideme

Saturday morning.

Its a couple of days into the government lockdown in the UK for this blooming bug that’s hitting the globe like a whirlwind

and for the stream of conciousness challenge – i’ve been asked whats beside me,

I’m looking down at the table – the book i was reading yesterday is still there, a compilation of work from some fine amateur writers, who entered the great British write off for 2015 – flipping through the index – i find i appear just before half way with a short piece i wrote during a holiday at that time

My watercolour pad is just in reach, doodles and scribbles brought to life in glorious technicolor. For some strange reason, there’s an awful lot of drawings of fish – there is a reason for that folks – i’d been creating my own stencils the night before and one of them was …. lo and behold a fish.

Flipping through the watercolours, there’s a picture of a tree….haven’t come up with a title for it yet – so i’m going to pinch a title for it – “What the kids really wanted”

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Childhood Food Growing up Schooldays

Amount

#Fowc #Amount

I remember when i was little

you could get a whole load of jelly beans

for a single silver coin

but as i got bigger

while the rainbows remained the same

that silver coin lost its sheen

as the silver coin you handed over

got you half the bag you got a year before

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Religion

Confession

#fowc #Confession

Cleansing of

Oral admissions

Noted by the angels

For the day of judgement

Expressions of remorse

Said in private but always

Said honestly and in receipt of penance

In an attempt to show an element

Of contrition for the time we

Next meet our maker

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Acrostic Poetry

Wistful

#writephoto #wistful

A wistful scene

She returned to the moor

every hill a passing memory

veils of tears ran down her face

each time she remembered the angry rant

now she had thrown the ring back at him

she was returning to her cottage – in pieces

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Garden Health Nature Poetry

Visitors

Salford. 26th March 2020

In the time’s of this nasty virus

It’s very good to know

Mother nature’s sent out a message

and the birds have said hello

For while we’ve been in isolation

our friends with their wings have flown by

to give us some pleasant distraction

from the news that’s been catching our eye

Each day they’ve come out from their nests

where nearby trees they’ve had their rest

and flew around in a bit of a show

before off to their nests they would go

Sat on a roof or a nearby tree

landing in bird baths happy as can be

and enjoying the garden all for free

taking home worms for their tea.

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Travel

Meticulous

#fowc #meticulous

Attention to detail

Is important when you are doing things

Scribbling down the wrong location

Can land you in a bucket of hot water

If you’re heading for Liverpool

But end up in Llandudno

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Family Growing up Life Poetry

Dependent

#fowc #dependent

Little set of fingers

clutching on to your big chunky finger

they’ll rely on you through schools, tantrums, weddings and all

seeing you as the one who’s big and tall

till one day the table is turned

and they find they have to apply what from you they’ve learned