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Poetry

Mission control

#FDDA #Writingspace

A Corner of a room

prepared with paper , pens , coloured pencils and such

placed randomly around a silver coloured laptop

located by a local view

if needed , a nearby camera will provide visual cues

combined with words from a number of coloured notebooks

as the ideas form and come together like a rocket

the sky is the limit as

imagination bakes the ingredients and with a little tweaking

out of nowhere, a

new piece is formed for people to read…..Liftoff!

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Poetry

Hope

The men with the money

were at the soup kitchen today

a place where the homeless

go for their lunch

The men with the money

say there’s plenty of homes

they’re dropping them on the council land

like bits of confetti

And the men with the money

say its all been approved

while they cut out the affordable

and the homeless were moved

Where did they go – on the darkest of nights

to a place that was open – avoiding the fights

away from the shiny bright towers of the rich

not far from the spot – they call their pitch

But out of the darkness – a small ray of light

as a lad finds himself a bed for the night

and cheers in abundance as his pals they all smile

as he’ll be out of the cold and the rain for a while

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Colours Nature

Orchid

#cyw #orchid

Over time the orchid plant

Releases the colour hidden away in its stems

Crafting flowers of such beauty, you would have thought

Heaven’s angels had crafted each one

It takes time to grow an orchid with such colour and beauty, but its

Definately worth every second waited

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Acrostic

Parcel of fun

#food #curry #pastie #FDDA

To some

its a heavenly dish

kept wrapped up in its pastry parcel

king of the curries (created by the british)

arm yourself though – the recipes vary

Made the same way of the days of empire

a meat is spiced in a number of spices and

rolled around in a sauce of tomatoes, spices and cream

some might say – its not spicy enough, but

as it was devised for those with a delicate pallette

lots of people enjoy it as a main meal or teatime snack

as its not as fiery as its madras or vindaloo cousins

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Poetry

The Key

#FFFC

Key (image by Lhairton Kelvin Costa at Pexels.)

You never knew what was hidden away

in your grandad’s beauraux

innocent glimpses through side panels of glass

gave you an inkling of what was behind

that teak panel door

but it’s only now you’ve got the chance to find out

as the key to that place has been passed down to you

treasure trove or pandora’s box ?

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Food Poetry

Bring on the puddings!

#FDDA #Sweet #Sponge #Puddings

I do like a sponge pudding

coming to life in the oven

covered in fruity delights

sweet soft pillows of loveliness

and that’s before you get to the custard!

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Poetry

Popcorn Plant

#Writeclub #Popcorn

popcorn plant (illustration by inky)

Confusion reigned among the staff
in the garden centre
Curiously, the conkers they were growing
for selling in pots in the greenhouse
had grown, no sprouted….no rocketed
into something a little more colourful
a little more knobbly and a little more exotic
a lot more tropical and a little less green
i mean – leaves the colours of mixed fruit drops ?
and poking through the glass towards the sky
you couldn’t call them unseen – definately unmuted
as the kids visited every blossom time
picking off popcorn from the branches and petals

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Poetry

The new pet

#socs #spot

They bought him from the stables

And gave him a grassy plot

A wonderful coloured striped beast

A zebra ? Perhaps not

But the children didn’t seem to mind

This rainbow beast was loving and kind

So each day out they’d make their way

Onto to the grass with their pal they’d play

And what was the name they called their pal ?

Simple….he’s called spot!

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Poetry

Favourite Place

#promptuarium

Local poets waxed lyrical about this spot

A place of natural beauty,

Kept clean and tidy, spick and span for

Everyone, to enjoy

Destination – to the North from London

In range of Manchester and Liverpool but

Scotland is also nearby

Take a view from a hilltop

Relax in a lodge and be

inspired by the writers and artists who visited

Cumberland and Westmoreland

There’s plenty to see – and the views are picture perfect

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Poetry

When things grow legs

A poem on irritation by inky

A rant on Flat Pack Furniture

I

The planning was meticulous

you bought it from the store

the storage unit of your dreams

that gave space and so much more

It came with an Allen Key

II

Into the empty room you stood

and looked at the jigsaw bits

no standard screws for this job

you have to use what fits

Clue…it came with an Allen Key

III

So you start with pre assembly

wood dowels at each end of the planks

another piece of the puzzle

you are grateful and give thanks

No need for an Allen Key

III

But then the magma bubbles

as you’re looking in the sealed bag of screws

there’s something that you need right now

and you can’t come to terms with the news

Where’s the Allen Key?

IV

It seems that the item needed to fix part A to B

has grown itself some handy wings and decided to flee

what’s annoying is that others you would use instead

do not fit the holes drilled in the screw head.

SO….WHERES THE ALLEN KEY ?

V

Modern day furniture – “so easy to handle”

burning both ends of your patience’s candle

so you hammer the screws to the holes there in three

and sit down and enjoy a hot , sweetened tea.