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Character Childhood

Tickle

Salford, 30th March 2020

#fowc #tickle #mrmen

The character from a favourite children’s book

Instantly bringing laughter to

Children and adults alike

Keeping them giggling

Like there’s no tomorrow

Expect cheerful sounds filling the room

Mr Tickle (taken from Mrmen site)
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Character Poetry Toys

Figure

#SoCs #Figure

For a while now he’s occupied that spot on the shelf

If you can’t spot him – he’s

Gracing us with his presence sitting by the clockwork guardsman

Up by the laptop brush – in the shape of a car

Ready to leap to action – when his spaceships been built

Except at the moment – he’s happy where he is

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Character Life Memories Memory Poetry

What makes me

#Octpowrimo #Whoami

A notable thing is character

Being ones self

Creative experiences that

Define who you are

Even if its the only thing they’ll know you for

A few bumps and scratches along the way

Brain ops and chicken pox two little obstacles

Cerebral Palsy and “Juvenile arthritis” the other

Determination to walk and overcome the obstacles

Each medical “Expert” put in my path

A smile and friendly ear to all

Beavering away at a project or two

Crafting works with my camera (or pen and paper)

Delivering talks at a place of learning

Every week of the year

A keen reader, and audiobook listener

Bookshelves crammed with well known authors

Cricket shares space with Football (soccer) and Sci-Fi

Discworld stories and Tommy Cooper

Each book a page turner

A Family Album, now replaced by SD Cards

Brought to life by an electronic photo frame

Collated scribbles published by others

Don their own little space on the bookshelf as

Excited Spectators and Visitors are greeted by me

And memories of friends and family are all around

Behind individual knick-knacks sat in their spots

Commonwealth memories to

Days of academic achievement

Each one a little piece of the Jigsaw that makes me

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Animals Cats Character Poetry

Memories of a Tabby Cat

Salford, 23rd October 2019

#Octpowrimo #cat #Memories

They called you crazy – but you were quite a character,

king of the garden and the dining room floor

ignoring the cat food – for sardines or cod

and eating fish batter – which I found rather odd

got into a fuss if little ones picked you up

but clawed for attention – worse than a pup

playing with wool balls – attending your brain

then jumping out th’window – into spring rain

You didn’t like little uns pulling your tail

but would destroy others dinners beyond the pail

dashing to your sleep spot and blanket to hide

hoping you wouldn’t be hurled outside

Sat watching telly – on the rug in the house

occasionally playing with your catnip mouse

flicking your tail, when you wanted a feed

and hiding under the sofa when you did a bad deed

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Acrostic Character Nature Outdoors Parks Seasons

Mother Earth

fallen leaves on a Salford park bench captured by inky using a SAMSUNG Digimax 202

Announcing the arrival of autumn

under and around each branch of the trees

the keeper of the trees, mother earth has been busy

undertaking her role of changing the colours

making colourful patterns for people to look at

note, the noise that they make – mother earth has done that too!

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Character Poetry Toys

Back together again

The Hero of our tale! (with accompanying support from Inky)

It’s not easy being me….

I took a fall from a window

and went into flight

aided by the northwest wind

I went to pieces, without assistance

My head and legs went different places

I thought – “that’s it!” – and went to bits

as i thought i’d played my aces

But from the kerb and the grass

i saw a hand pass

and head and body did rise

(to my upmost surprise!)


I looked up at the lad,

as i went good from bad

and we headed back home

a new place to roam

So i sit on the shelf, thankful for health

with other model toys – oh joy of joys

enjoying my place – in my safety of space

and spending time as i can – a new lego man.

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Character Poetry

Inconspicuous

#Fowc #Inconspicuous

Salford, 12th August 2019

He was always there

that face in the crowd of a thousand

blink and you wouldn’t miss him

till one day – you looked

and you found , he’d gone

disappeared

and you wondered – why

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Character

The spendthrift

#fowc #spendthrift

1st June 2019

A cautionary acrostic by inky

spending money like there’s no tomorrow

paying out for things he really doesn’t need

expensive clothes and fancy jewellery , worn on

nights out, where he and his entourage

dance the night away under bright coloured lights

the champagne gets poured by the magnum

he parties and gambles till dawn

reality bites in the morning – when his bar bill needs paying

it’s only then will he return to reality

for food needs to be bought –

there’s nothing in the fridge

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Character

Blot

#FOWC #Inkdrop

By an act of gravity

launched from a fountain pen

over the white letter paper

the ink made its mark

Born out of a fault

launch of an identity

over time

that developed

Beginnings of a character

living on its on line home

out of nowhere

the footprints spread

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Acrostic Birds Character Nature Poetry

Little bird

Salford 1st March

Like a bullet

It flew down the street

Towards the other side of the dual carriageway and

The waterside

Local cats, couldn’t catch him

Even if they tried – he was too far up to reach

Before our feathered friend

Islands of Plenty – with seeds galore

Ready to be eaten by our feathered friend and his chums

Dropped on a patch of green