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Photo by Kelly on

It’s Not as if you hadn’t prepared

subject matter set out

on the table in the middle of the classroom

with easels primed for pencil and paint

Inside the class they came

like a legion of soulless zombies

earphones have to be removed

to say “Hello”


greeted by yawns and groans

forgetting the facts

you spent time and money on this

But Mistress fate soon deals an interesting hand

(You couldn’t say that it was planned)

from breakfast – A Missed Banana Peel

makes you tumble like a carthorse wheel

Apples and Pears, oranges and all

ascend from the table, and then they fall

creating a view – with little finesse

something akin to a dropped Eton Mess

Laughter rises, and falls like a shot

the still life task – soon becomes hot

as they paint the scene – created on the floor

and not the table it was sat on before.

Published by inkdropk

Born and Bred in Salford, England - I live a short distance from Old Trafford - Home to Manchester United Football Club. I volunteer at Sale Harriers athletic club and at Imperial War Museum North - where i help as a guide to visitors in the galleries. A blogger, photographer, volunteer and occasional writer.

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