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Acrostic Food

Toastie

#Discoverprompts #Food # Toastie

Salford, Sunday 5th April 2020

To many, it’s better than Sunday Lunch

Over the country, they’ve been cooking under the grill

A combination of Ham and Cheese, and sometimes tomato

Sitting under the grill and combining to make a

Totally tasty treat

Instantaneous flavour from bite to bite

End to scrumptious end

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Poetry

Street

Salford, 5th April 2020

#Discoverprompt #DiscoverWP #Street

Another tail from inky

I think of it like a branch of a tree

follow it back long enough and you’ll find

the grocers , the bakers, the butchers

schools and doctors

maybe a theatre or gallery

and houses tall and small

and a much larger branch

pointing off to another part of town

perhaps even – another town

if you have a set of wheels

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Music Nature

Song

#DiscoverWP #Song

Saturday afternoon – and beyond the double glazing

On tune, northern birds are belting out one hell of a tune

Note – this isn’t the female humans here – but the

Graceful sounds of our feathered friends singing above.

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Animals Food

Deep

#SoCs #Deep

Salford 4th April 2020

It’s hard to really appreciate the dish

without taking some time over it

the fish – had been swimming with others

free to explore – developing

evading all predators –

from the polar bear in the north

to the seals and penguins in the south

all to be caught by a net

trawled to a port and

cooked up by a chef

battered within an inch of its old life

in oil so hot – it almost leapt onto the plate

and served by a waitress, Annette

while eaten by the regulars with chips and peas

its eaten by the gastronome

with lemon and tartar sauce……Flavour? DEEP!

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Acrostic Life Poetry

Tonight

#Fowc #Tonight

Salford, 4th April

The city lights are sparkling

only, there’s no one human around

night time antics restricted, leisure venues closed

in an attempt to curb a horrible bug

great news for the feathered and furred residents –

hopping and skipping about the place

till restrictions are lifted

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Poetry

Lackluster

#Fowc #Lackluster

The baker looked at his apprentice

and gave him words worth sixpence

for a pie coming out of the oven

it wasn’t much of an effort

the pastry was set like stone

the fruit was mushy and runny

feast fit for a king ?

Hardly

so he left it on the window sill

for the hardiest of blackbirds to have their fill

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Poetry

Fiction

#fowc #fiction #character

Salford, 3rd April 2020

Take a germ of an idea

give it identity

a place to live

a routine, neighbours, friends

add other characters into the mix

allow actions to take place

interaction, work, sport and even – a social life

What happens next ? – that’s down to you

Your hand on the tiller of the ship of the character

Flight of Fancy ? Perhaps…..

That’s writing, that’s Fiction

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Poetry

Indigo

Indigo paint powder – image from wikipedia

#cyw #indigo

It’s a colour known for its position on the rainbow

nestled between its brother , blue and its sister, violet

definately making a statement on the home furnishings front

in fabrics, curtains, sofas and carpets

garments too – brought to life by this deep dark purply blue

only – don’t call it blue – its got its own character

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Acrostic Poetry

Together

Sun bobbing down the horizon – photo provided by sue vincent

#Writephoto #together

They’re quite a team – the Sun and the Moon

On the whole they’re quite phenomenal

Giving the people that live on Mother earth, summat to look at

Each day they work either side of this blue jewel

The Sun giving light to one half while the Moon shines on the other

Helping fishermen land their catches, and Night workers to find their way home

Earth helping both by turning around

Rotating to catch the light

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Acrostic Animals Life Poetry

Seagulls

Salford , 2nd April 2020

Someone is hovering over Salford’s bins

every day they’ve been seen – on spying missions

and some say – they’re worse than the pigeons

gracefully flying through the skies

until the bins on the waterside are

looking full – likelihood is – they’ll chance their

luck – with a lass coming home from the chippy