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Poetry

Myth

#Fowc #Myth

Most of the time – its what they want

You to believe….a constructed story

Told by those who want you to

Hear – the thing is – it probably didn’t happen that way

Minotaur reappearing

Yet in a modern day form

The villain of the tale – not a beast – just a

Hurdle you’re doing your best to pass

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Life Poetry

Progress

Salford 21st February 2020

A tale of ‘recovery’ from brain injury by inky

#Fowc #Progress

I

Waking up

Washing face

Without falling or dropping stuff or

Walking out of place

Progress

II

Remembering a face from a

Reel of names without

Reaction causing

Regurgitation

Progress

III

Collecting your Cocoa from

Carol at Costa without

Causing an earthquake

Causing Cascades to the floor

Progress

IV

Reading a really good book, while

Relaxing, without

Rolling into a deep

Sleep

Progress

V

Remembering what you went

Right down the stairs for – without

Reactions, disturbances or plain forgetfulness

Progress

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Poetry Animals

(Wild) Life

#SoCs #Animal #Sounds #Salford #Manchester

I

Friday night in the Manchester Air

the birds are out for the night

in certain spots where the birdseed flows

and the neon lights paint the town

Sometimes Red, Sometimes Blue

II

Cats are out, and on the prowl

kings of their own domain

out in their preened green jungle

playing with their catnip toys

Sounding out a evensong

before tucking in to impromptu lunch

III

Down by the deep

under the shade – sound of feathered bridge

canard and his friends enjoy their grub – discussing the days events

keeping close together

so they keep their little ones warm

IV

four paws return from patrol

result from the hunt ? minimal

no chance of a fishy surprise – so he lets out a wail

but whats this ? something meaty awaits

by the cat blanket

V

who’s this coming up the garden path

playing in the snow and rain

big paw prints heading for the door

tail in the air, big wet nose on the floor

grown up puppy asks – Hello ! Time for Tea ? I would agree

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Acrostic Poetry

Still

Water by a bank – image from S.C. Vincent

#Writephoto #Still

Sitting by the water , taking in the view

The inhabitants must be sleeping – i thought i’d see a few

In fact all i see is reflections, of the trees a while away

Lined up, all upside down – but seen as clear as day, while

Looking for fish, as i laze away

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Acrostic

Rumor

#FOWC #Rumor

Reading some tittle-tattle in the morning press ?

Unless there’s something that sticks – don’t worry! – It’ll

Make wonderful wrapping for fish suppers tomorrow

Of course – these things come from your actions

Reality will make you make a statement if its true

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Poetry

Sunshine Blog Award

#SBA #Sunshineblog #Award

Salford 19th February 2020

Ok folks – it’s that time again – just finished another artwork (analogue not digital) and found a note that i’d been nominated for another one of these Awards!

(Now where’s that speech?…..Hee Hee!)

Cheers to Linda over at Some Photoblog for the nomination….

And as protocol insists….here’s my answers to her questions

  1. Which fictional romantic pairing is your favourite (can be non-canon)?

It’s got to be Han Solo and Princess Leia (Star Wars) – surely ?

2 Which movie can you never get tired of, no matter how many times you watch it?

So Many Films – So Little Time…..Animal Crackers (Marx Brothers)

3 What is your favourite hot drink?

Hot Chocolate…..posted enough about it – Here

4 If you could wake up tomorrow being fluent in one language, which language would you choose?

Mandarin Chinese

5 Have you ever felt like you could never forgive someone? (Reveal as much as you are comfortable with).

OFTEN – However, it’s not worth the anxiety or the stomach ulcer, – as it goes in that Disney Film – Frozen – Let it go……

6 What was your favourite music artist or band in your teenage years?

So Many, So little time…..Stevie Wonder , the Housemartins, or Phil Collins

7 What stupid question or comment are you tired of hearing from people?

“You don’t Look Disabled”…..in response I’m just going to send you Here

8 Who is your celebrity crush?

So Many….So little Time….. Alex Jones (BBCs One Show)

9 Unpopular Opinion?

Other than Brexit was a car crash ? See point five

10 Favorite subject at school ?

Computing – I learned my trade on an old BBC “B” Microcomputer and did my GCSE coursework using its Viewdata Software

11 What to be grateful for in the last 12 Months ?

People reading my stuff and appreciating my posts, Continuing opportunities on the Volunteering, and my Health isn’t going down hill.

Now that’s out of the way

here’s a few questions of my own

1 You have the run of the biggest collection of books in the world – which one do you read

2 What kind of traveller are you ?

3 Favourite Sport ?

4 Sandwiches – What’s Your Favourite ?

5 What was the last record you listened to before reading this ?

6 Favourite Activity ? (Keep it Clean (sic))

7 You have your run of your own private plane for a week – where do you go?

8 Who’s your favourite Comedian ?

9 You are out on a meal with the person from Q8 – what do you order ?

10 If you were picked for your Olympic Team – What’s your Discipline ?

I’m throwing this list open to anyone who wants to answer it …..

Cheerio for Now – and enjoy answering

Inky 🙂

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Poetry

Missed Connection

Salford, 18th February 2020

Tram

Could you say he was mildly amused ?

off he hopped at Piccadilly, on a mission to get to a game

next thing you know , he’s waiting for the named tram to take him

not north but east off to Old Trafford – he tried to

escape the sardines, but couldn’t out run them

cramming themselves on the Altrincham line like sardines to be first there

there’s no one around now – just him and a tannoy

in five minutes the BBC service will be pulling in – Rabbit out of a hat ?

of course he’ll get there before the ref blows his whistle for the kick off –

noted – he won’t be stopping to tie his boots up on the way.

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Schooldays

History

#FOWC #History

Heralds wrote tales down in books, while

in caves, our ancestors painted the tales on walls

some documenting the building of great monuments

then others, telling tales of the horrors of war

of course, the stories that remain are the ones in the books

retold by scholars for minds of a different age, and

yet – time passes by – and History moves forward

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Acrostic Museum Poetry

Achievement

#poetry #learning #expectation

Salford 16th February

A piece on school visits

Three coaches rolled up in the car park

One blue, one black, one green

Passing auntie, the football and the shops

Traffic jams were no fun

Or Waiting for the man with the sign to

Pass go from stop

There were grumbles getting off the coach

Old Trafford exchanged for the war museum

Pupils listening to sir, bore on

The security …. more of the same, but

Out of a corner….a new name

Person from a new place….change of space

Tanks and planes…new things to see

Objects to touch….and all for free

People to tell tales of air land and sea

And your guide at the entrance is about the space

A person to turn to with a friendly face

Telling a tale of the car, plane and gun

Making your visit a bit more fun

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Poetry

Debate

Salford 15th February 2020

#Fowc #Debate

During the week, it was the hot topic of conversation

Election ? Europe ? no! none of these

But a culinary conundrum – which sandwich was better

A choice of Sausage, Egg, Bacon, or Cheese

The favourite – an obvious choice – but

Everyone wants their own bite of the butty!