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Character Easter Poetry

Hop

#easter

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Who’s that hopping in the garden

dropping eggs round the lawn

“I’m celebrating” he tells everyone

“The saviours been reborn”

and so with his very bouncy feet

he’s leaving everyone a treat

in places that are not so sunny

delivering gifts – the easter bunny

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Acrostic Character Nature Outdoors

Waking Up

#Napowrimo

Acer tree in back garden, Salford

He’s been Napping for a while

in the garden, trying his

best to ignore the chill of the winter wind

each day he’s counted down

raring to show off his new coloured plumage

next to the evergreens

and now, its happening as his

trunk and branches begin to wake up and sprout

in a sign that things are warming up

outside, just in time for some

nice warm weather , picnics in the garden and return of the birds

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Character Food Holidays Humour Life Poetry

Rabbit

#writephoto

Who’s that hiding in the garden ?

blink and you’ll miss him

hopping around the garden at night

he’s waiting for the moon to say

its time for that very special day

the moment he can stretch his legs

and deliver to the kiddies chocolate eggs

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Character Poetry

Table

#writephoto #table

Breakfast Time (Image By Inky)

Your uses are many,

Crafted from the finest hardwood

you support the humble tableware that rests upon you

you might bemoan the kitchen chairs

but its the silver spoons, and knives and forks

that the hoo-mans use that rest on you

and its you they congregate round when

the fish and chip suppers are rested on a friday morn

the little uns do their writing and sums

and occasionally do something crafty with mum and dad

when paint and sticky stuff go all over you

your reward ? a good wipe down and a bit of polish

and when its one of those special days

you’ll be all dressed up in your finest

to show off an extra special dinner or tea

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Character Manchester Museum Museums

Grin and Bear it

Manchester Museum, 1st March 2021

It’s not easy being king of the dinos

you’re buried under the land

for what seems like ages

and kept away from the sun

so you take a bit of a nap

all of a sudden, something with teeth like yours

is uncovering you, in the cold

and they’re using your bones like a jigsaw puzzle

all put together in a grand place of learning

the other dinos around in the space dont say very much

but the descendants of the cavemen are all pointing their magic boxes at you

so you pose and you smile at the little uns below

as you give them a grin

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Character Christmas Poetry

Happy thoughts

Salford, 20th December

#Writeclub

A piece from write club (it may be the third of Jan – but thats when i wrote it)

The clockwork machine stopped working

Its stylus stopped writing on the paper

As ideas rose in the air like a hot air balloon

The engine wheels moving by minature mice

The cogs grinding away to keep the processes working

As cold air filled the room, frosty particle clung to every crevice and corner

holding each thought icily in its grasp

Signs thought the mice – somethings happening

which made the clockwork machine chime away

happy as can be – Santa’s landed on the office roof!

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Character Chocolate Christmas

Taking five

#FFFC #Christmas #Gingerbread

Taking five

He escaped the initial onslaught of christmas day

Hiding in plain sight whilst watching the fondant animals

get chomped by all and sundry

now lying in marshmallow luxury

in his grand gingerbread palace

his life clock – short, much like himself

but he’ll enjoy his time till the hot chocolate gets brewed.

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Acrostic Character Colours Growing up Humour Poetry Romance

Red Violet

#CYW #RedViolet

Red Violet by Inky

Sat on the park bench

In an effort to enjoy his sandwiches, Charlie brown

Reacts with a smile – to the girl who caught his

Eye….the girl with the red hair

Now – tomorrow – he might go over and talk to her

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Character Christmas Poetry

The Lancashire Elf

The Lancashire Elf

A Christmas Tale for readers of the Inkwell

Happy Christmas Everybody! Inky.

An Elf

Up there in Lapland,
where its Christmas all day
a strange kind of elf,
has decided to play

Santa’s perplexed, as he’s really quite tall
but the other elves round him are having a ball!
When reaching up high, they call for his aid,
and putting toys on high shelves, he’s made the grade

He’s good for woodturning and chopping down wood
and making new toys ? He’s really quite good.
foreman found him in th’forest – and he said he’s for hire
– he comes from a forest – called “Lanky – Shire”

The other elves love him, they think that he’s grand
as their big pal “lanky” gives everyone a hand
and its not just toymaking skills that he’s got
he’s cooking up dinner – he calls it “Hotpot”

And come Christmas eve when the elves they do pack,
“lanky” is there to fill Santa Claus’s sack
This great big elf, makes every kid smile
as he helps dear old Santa go the extra mile

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Animals Character Humour Poetry writing

On the farm

#Poetry #Farm #Animals

Another poem from yours truly using the Salt & Pepper Fonts