Breakfast

#socs #firstthing

Before you start

running about in the morning, your inner

engine needs its fuel. It’s

a little bit silly to run on empty

keep it simple – a little something to

fill your tum to see you through the morning

activity till lunch time

sausages and bacon are great – but

that’s more akin to twelve o clock – not eight

Throwing the dice

I

They say that cats are lucky

They say they’ll always thrive

They say they’re just like humans

with character and drive

one thing they don’t tell you

you’re happy to be alive

II

Playing cards with the reaper

as if you have the time

listening to the clock hand

or even the bells chime

wasting your life in a worry

should be considered a crime

III

Getting out when you can get about

Watching the dice as they land

Trying to avoid disappointment

if results are not what you planned

filling a space and enjoying it

and appreciated ? Grand!

Delight

Dreamy, light and fluffy

enjoyed by young and old alike

luscious strawberries held in a moment

it’ll be wolfed down by all

captured in the glass as it is

it’s not any old mousse – and

of course – those at the table will ask “Any more?”

usually, its chef’s privilage to go at the mixing bowl – but

someone will be re-using it to make seconds – or sharing….

Royal Purple

Cotinus flowers in Regal Purple, Painting by Inky using Painter Essentials

Royal prince of the flowerbeds, is what they’d call you (if they could)

everyone attracted to your deep purple shades

greenery frames you perfectly

attracting the butterflies as well as the

Lords and ladies, who seek you out in the grounds

Liquid

#fowc #Liquid

I

Like rain

it drops into the water below

quite gracefully

umbrellas not required

it’s used to clean your cutlery

dinner plates and all

II

Freshly Squeezed from

ripened berries

up in the trees or bushes

it’s the hiding place for vitamins and minerals

tasty – and good for you

III

Enough fuel in the tank ?

Navigating your way to the nearest truck stop

Enabling you to fill your vehicle up with gas for the

Roadtrip ahead

Gas guzzlers do more than smaller vehicles, but

You’ll keep on filling up to get from A to B

Robin egg blue

Wintery Christmas Baubles

Just the colour for Christmas celebrations

icy blue to match conditions outside

note – this colour also has something akin with a festive feathered friend

going about their business – landing on tree, grass roof and fence

living in a nearby nest, tending to the young uns

except – you won’t see them this celebration, maybe next.

the sky is the limit

#socs #theskyisthelimit

The sunshine peeks through the panes of glass

and what do you see?

feathered friends flying over local rooftops

navigating through clouds and fog

and resting on terracotta tiles

meanwhile you’re sat indoors,

held prisoner by a microscopic bug

don’t let that stop you though –

there’s thousands of places you can go to

from epsilon 5 to the wilderness of western hills

simply by perusing your own bookshelf

Let it begin

#writeclub #letitbegin

Let it begin

a post by inky

The signs were there

the thermometers mercury was staying in its bulb

seeds of an idea planted

bundled thoughts in a box

bursting with emotion

and dripping with creativity

like melted butter on toasted crumpets

page after page filled with pictures and words

the perfect pebble rolling down the snowy bank

the creation you made

your perfect snowball.

Back to Normal

#Christmas

The twelth day of christmas is almost here

The decorations waiting to be put back in the box

Till the sound of sleigh bells in December

Resolutions made

Plans prepared

and the room looks like the elves had never visited

meanwhile the evergreens head for the sky

waiting for the springtime trim

and the return of their feathered friends

They say its still Christmas

there’s six weeks or so till lent

but i’m not wishing the season away

the winters not been spent