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Where do missing socks go?

#Napowrimo

A sole sock….the others missing! Image by inky

I’ve been told there’s a place

that missing socks go

but where it’s located on this blessed earth

heaven’s do i know

perhaps they’ve gone to that

magic space where the locks have no keys

so they’ve locked on to a pole by a sunny bench

and are sunning themselves with ease

or maybe they’re sharing space in a box

with those puzzle pieces long past

the one’s you’ve been looking out for an age

and when you find ’em will yell at last

They could be hiding in your bag of marbles

or with your seaside pebbles and rocks

but the left out one has now found a right

even if you’re wearing odd socks…..

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Acrostic Clothes Colours Poetry

Denim

#fowc #cyw #coloryourworld #denim

Definitely the workman’s favourite trouser

Everyone knows – each pair is

Not to be sniffed at – cut and crafted

In a style , everyone seems to love

Movement to suit the wearer – mostly hugging

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Clothes Poetry

Denim

Salford, 10th December 2019

#Denim #CYW

Definitely the toughest of blues

Everyone has a pair of these hardwearing trousers

Noticeable by the Metallic buttons and press studs holding the pockets in place

It’s not surprising these workers trousers have become a fashion piece

Maybe its because they last longer than their tailor cut cousins

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Clothes Fashion Poetry

Suit

#FOWC #Suit

Suit – Created in Painter by Inky

Shirt and Tie, Jacket and Trousers

Usually set out like everyone else at school or in the office

It identifies you as a member of the company, but when

That moment comes, you can’t wait for your T-shirt and Jeans

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Christmas Clothes

Return of the Christmas jumper

Salford, 16th December 2018

in response to another Christmas jumper blog page

http://renegade7x.com/2018/12/01/christmas-sweater/

It’s that week again,

They’ve lit the third advent candle 🕯 in church ⛪ this morning so I thought tonight would be a good time to get it out of its hiding space

We don’t need a Christmas tree when I’m wearing this 😀 also, with the mercury falling it keeps me warm when I’m outside in the cold 🥶 whether it be rain ☔️ wind 💨 or snow ❄️

The amazing thing is….I still fit into it…..I’m much like Santa in that respect.

also worn the novelty Santa ties, and customary red jumper….

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Character Clothes Poetry

Old Shoes

Salford 23rd September 2018

I remember the day i first bought them,

fresh out of the box and smelling like they’d just come out of the factory

They fitted my feet nicely, but i’d been told i needed to break them in

so over the next few days – i wore them in the house

as i got the feel of them i took them down the Trafford Road

getting them wet in a Greater Manchester rain storm

being well waxed – it didnt effect them for a while

time however is a fickle thing – and my shoes have lost their hardened exterior

My slippers look on in envy, as my feet feel comfy in the broken down softness

wont be long before a trip to the shoe shop – and a rendezvous with the recycle bin

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Acrostic Clothes Poetry

Sleeve

Sleeve

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sometimes it’s handy for your average shirt to have two

long sleeves…particularly in the cold months

except right about now, planning a trip somewhere by the

equatorial line where it’ll be warmer than home

veering north, a shorter sleeve for summer months and

elevated temperatures

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Acrostic Clothes Poetry

Fluff

Fluff

For ever since we’ve been shearing sheep

lint has fallen from garments up and down the land

under wardrobes and cupboards it lies, having

floated and flown around bedroom spaces before

falling back into a usual spot – normally the back of the wardrobe

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Acrostic Clothes Garden

Thorny

Thorny

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Running through a rose garden

often ruins your clothes

Specially if you are wearing a woollen jumper

expect those knitted specialities to get

Snagged on a spike or two – creating a hole that’ll need to be patched

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Clothes Life

Outer Layers

Outer Layers

Salford 19th August 2017

They say clothes make the man / woman

well, whoever wrote that obviously lives somewhere nearer to the equator than i do.

They’ve also never experienced the phenomenon that is Horizontal Rain.

If its sunbathing weather – then obviously i’ll be in shirt sleeves and a pair of shorts lapping up the sun and the blue skies.  Dipping my toes in cold sea water to cool off before returning to my deckchair and reading material.

On a Volunteering gig ? then i’ll have the customary event t-shirt and hat and (precautionary) jacket in case of a downpour. Nine times out of ten – i’ve never needed it

If though, the angels working in the cloud – decide the ground needs a shower that waterproof jacket comes in handy….oncoming athletes in a downpour sometimes look on in envy.

As the weather changes – so does the kit.  Organising committees on these events have adapted their kits to allow for my hometown’s inclement weather patterns – meaning during midsummer thru autumn , the occasional fleece is thrown in my general direction and unlike the waterproof – these do get used on a regular basis

for after summer – if the rain doesn’t get you – the wind most certainly will.

and you can always take these layers off if the weather improves, it gets warmer, wind drops etc.  Its why they issue volunteers with a bag at events.

Notable thing at these outdoor events – how the dress code goes out of the window when the sun has got his hat on, and the ice cream van is doing a rip roaring trade.