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Character Poetry Water

The Iceberg

#writeclub #challenge

Its floating in the sea

like an unseen Bazooka

Shadows casting over

bright blue water

Birds sing out to

their fishing friends below

Careful all –

Its squeaky bum time!

But out there in the cold

This mountain of ice wails –

I ONLY WANT A HUG

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Character Poetry

Icebergs

#Writeclub #Poetry #Icebergs

2nd November 2020

A piece written for the online writeclub on something a little frosty, but even they have a bit of character!

They’re floating in the sea

like unseen Bazookas

Their glacial shadows casting

over the cold blue water

as the fleet of little boats

navigate around them

Birds sing out a warning to

their fisherman friends below

Careful dear friends – its squeeky bum time!

but out in the depths – the ice mountains wail

their triangular forms weighed down in discombobulation

Its lonely out here – we only want a hug!

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Animals Character Holidays Memories

Turtle

#Octpowrimo #Memories #Holiday #Turtle #turkey

Soapstone turtle from oludeniz, turkey

Travelling from quite a fair distance

Up on my bedside cupboard, lives a soap stone turtle

Regaled in fancy patterns, carved by the artisan

Turns heads with newcomers who haven’t seen him

Likes to hang about with others of his kind

Except – while he is Black and White – his pal is in colour

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Animals Character Museum Museums Photography

Rex

Rex – Silhouette

Salford (via Manchester Museum), 20th June 2020

King of the Dinosaurs!

woken up by the sound of a wide brush,

and now sitting proud in a grand hall

towering over us all

while human children look and read,

what he liked, for a feed.

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Acrostic Character

Avarice

Manchester, 17th June 2020

#Fowc #Avarice

Although it might seem a great idea at the time,

Vexed questions of how you spend your money abound

As instead of sharing your good fortune,

Reactions to those around you cant be called charitable

In fact, they’re reminiscent of a Dickens character

Christmas can’t come fast enough for you,

Expect a haunting or two come Christmas Eve

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Animals Cats Character Poetry

Spray

#SoCs #Spray

King of the puddytats…..

Surveying his kingdom

purched preening on his prime position

rivals daren’t come close

as the self professed “king of the close”

yells out to all comers – “keep off – that’s MINE!”

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Beach Character Nature Poetry

Guardian

#writephoto #prompt

Watchers (Image by SC Vincent)

Family sit on the bank,

they’ve been doing this for years

keeping an eye out for their neighbours

providing cover from the atlantic wind

for the plants, and sometimes an animal or bird

and giving shade to the pretties in pink

their reward for this task

watching the breakers

coming in to the shore

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Animals Cats Character Poetry

Rolling on in

Salford, Monday 4th May

It’s early morning, as i rise

and the street is busy to my surprise

for waking up the chorus (Dawn)

a pussy cat, a little forlorn

He’d spent his time, with his pals last night

playing around under the street lights

but now Ra is up, it has to be said

this furry old cat wants in for his bed

His stomach is full, thanks to a friend on the street

corned beef from a can – a most tasty treat

but his thoughts turned to breakfast, as on street he did play

so off to the garden , he began to make way

And up is his owner, so he’s through the back door

and slowly he goes off to his bed on the floor

so while humans are out, with meetings they keep

our furry old pussycat, is in bed, sound asleep

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Character Health Life Poetry

Fortitude

#fowc #fortitude

It’s that thing that’s ultimately unique to you

despite your troubles, your aches

your problems or pains

you still manage to get through the day

all in a kind, and friendly way

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Animals Character Easter Poetry

Hop to it

#Napowrimo #Easter

Monday 13th April 2020

Every easter, it’s rumoured

a furry fellow in white

sends a special delivery

to commemorate the resurrection to

every kid in the neighbourhood

ready wrapped and sent as quick as Santa