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Animals Poetry

Cajole

#Fowc #Cajole

Matters of persuasion

were easy for Mrs Polar Bear

But on this occasion

No matter how hard she tried

the seal wouldn’t come out

of the larder

“Sorry Kids….its Fish for tea again!”

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Nature

Darkness

#Writephoto #Darkness

Due to a change in Ra’s schedule

Arrangements were made to entertain the wildlife

Rainclouds danced about in the changing sky, but they

Kept on calling for the sun to stay about

Night time wasn’t fun for most of the animals in the fields

Exception ? those living under ground who would

Surface, during the dark hours for a

Snack or two.

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Poetry

Taking Five

#Relaxation #Elephant #Watering hole

Pampering after a long day in the

african sunshine

catching rainbows in their

homemade bubbles

younger members of the family

directing streams of water towards

either mum or dad

reaction – a rockabye in either trunk while in

muddier spots – hippo’s are happy in their holes

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Animals

Elephant

Each line of the elephant’s hide

like its mum and dad before it, has been well earned

each wrinkle in the trunk

positioned from moving fallen trees and

hosing down his brothers and sisters

at the jungle watering hole

now – when you catch his eye – he’ll observe you closely

that’s collected wisdom collected in every wrinkle and ripple

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Poetry

BlueBerries?

#Photography #Poetry #Fruit

Blueberries ? by BFKirkham.

The picture of fruit

had changed somewhat

engaged by the air

Red strawberries, captured on film

elevated themselves up the spectrum

damsons, plums and pomegranates – were confused

For each of the fine fruit, picked from the bush

reacted on film quite differently to the eye

unless you were there – you would have called it a camera trick

instead – you put it down to the age of the film

then again – Blue Strawberry tarts ? what a sight!

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Health Life Poetry

Barometer

Salford, 20th January 2020

Bodies like mine, are like
a Barometer – they
react to extremes
of hot and cold – never
mind the big toe test when you
enter the water in the bath
the merest retreat of the mercury is
enough for me to seek out a cure for the
rheumatism in my back, knees, and ankles

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Transport Travel

Links

#Socs #Links

Like the loops of a chain keeping them together

Like the wires transmitting the news to your TV

Like the road that goes from A to B

Something keeps them together

Romans Rolling over Rural Scenes

Rocky paths for Stallions and Soldiers

Ripping through riverbanks

Miles of track traversing the country

Making its way from Manchester to Middlesex

Mighty juggernauts moving from north to south

Somethings keeps them together

Traversing over hill mountain and dale

To get to the office the shops or the coast

Taking the most direct route possible (sometimes via a tunnel)

Delays ?

Daily occurrence – as

Double time spent fixing holes or faults

Reactions to Roadworks

or leaves on the line ? – Revolutionary

Rolling up to your Destination by bus not train

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Acrostic Nature

Shimmer

Beach (Image : SC Vincent)

Sole observer watching by the shore, as

hopping and skipping towards the beach

in a race to get to him

many of Neptune’s and Ra’s children

move hop skip and jump creating colourful patterns

each one hoping they’ll get there first

racing bring smiles to all who see it

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Childhood

The Rumble

What’s that noise

i hear coming from down the stair ?

someone will have do be aware

everyone knows it can’t be a bear

their sleeping on pillows or on nearest chair

so tip-toeing down stairs little toes do creep

to find their dad on the sofa sound asleep

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Poetry

Quiet

Salford, 13th July 2020

It’s quiet tonight

as the sun headed past the horizon

i’d have expected to hear a pigeon or two

or perhaps a resident duck, goose or swan

but as a bug keeps all the humans indoors

there’s not a sound to be heard