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Childhood Christmas Growing up Poetry

Play

#fowc #play

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Play , they say is important in a

little ones life

and with christmas there’s plenty to engage with

yet – what do you find them playing with?

Possibly – it’ll be the blocks

lined around the living room

and perhaps – it could be the teddy bears

yet , no it’s not them

Perhaps – theyre playing with puzzles

lots of those wrapped up this year

alongside the tin toy trucks and aeroplanes

you know – its not them either

Positioned in the middle of the lounge floor

located away from the christmas tree

a cardboard box with wrapping paper

yet with all those toys – it’s their favourite plaything.

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Growing up Life

Money

#Writephoto #Money

Money of different sorts

They say my humble home city

is paved with gold…..

concrete and tarmac inspectors

have been spotted

rescuing poor abandoned coppers

and giving them a home in their wallet or purse

if they find enough of them

they’ll find their way from a wallet

to a much bigger piggy bank

where the men and women in charge

make it their duty to count every penny

and put it in your account

interested ? You could be.

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Emotions Growing up Poetry

Close encounters of the slurred kind

#Writeclub

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The fluted cocktail glass

took a fateful tumble on the bar floor

after third refill of that cocktail

everyone told her not to have

The luminosity of the puddle

led to some strange things “Blowing her mind”

her mates watched on

as she performed the fandango with a streetlight called Bill

Her pals got her home eventually

navigating her stillettos

over craftily curved cobbles

and limestone slabs

Sobering up, made her ponder

how her silver coins had changed

into salty cashew nuts

propped up by the garden gate

singing along to the cats chorus

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Growing up Learning Poetry

Back to school again

#school

September

a time announcing –

the summer is over. No more

creating sandcastles on the beach or

hearing the breakers hitting the shore

exercise books and pencils at the ready

learning has begun again

Unless they’ve sent you to “Big School”, your

New kit will be much like your old one

It identifies you as one of the school you see

Forms keep you and your class mates together

Of course, there are times these are

Rearranged – and to

Many – this can lead to tears

Buildings modernised

Learning now mixed

A combination of exercise books and

Computerised tablets

Key skills shown on paper, whilst

Boys and Girls search for answers

Over the invisible “Cloud”

Reading is still to be found in the library – even if its alongside

Alternatives are available

Digital Alternatives

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Food Growing up Memories Treat Treats

Looking through the bakers window

#napowrimo #bakers #window

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I can remember walking past the bakers shop

I was six or seven,

a special treat – but only to be eaten after lunch

and that was if – i could find it

you see, my treat was hiding around the bread rolls

playing peek a boo by the chocolate cakes

and skipping around the Chelsea buns

but there was always a moment

where he’d pop up in the bakers window

to say hello

adorned with glace cherries and coloured icing

so i’d forget the iced buns or the Egg Custards

and enjoy my special tasty treat

provided by the baker who made my gingerbread man

gingerbread man
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Childhood Growing up

Just another day

#Napowrimo #paperswans #children

Picking up post for Mum and dad

and reading a chapter a day

Helping doing the washing

and putting it away

one hundred and one little things to do

whilst i’m away from school

playing games with nanna

watching granddad play the fool

and i’ve pegged out all my teddies clothes

so they’ll be as snug as a bug

this afternoon i’ll be dressing them

and giving them a great big hug

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Food Fruit Growing up Health

Mashed

#socs #mash #napowrimo #day18

Growing Up

there were moments

i couldn’t stomach

whole foods

The magic drink

coloured bright orange

was a staple

between meal times

a weapon in

the kitchen armoury

four silver prongs

taking on vegetable, meat or fruit

Tomatoes i’d eat

after being crushed and beat

and served up on bread

to make sure i was fed

Bananas broke up

and served up in some rice

or a vanilla custard

that tasted nice

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Childhood Garden Growing up

Through the garden gate

#promptuarium #garden #gate

There’s a whole world ahead of you

when your legs and toes are only little

navigating the blanket

surrounded by a sea of green

and colourful edible flowers

it seems like a great adventure

but as you grow – those big things beyond the blanket

seem smaller than they were

and you want so see what’s beyond the gate

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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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Growing up Life Poetry Schooldays

Comic

#Octpowrimo

He’s Smiling Again

enjoying a break from regular learning

reading the weekly funnies

suitable for all kinds of kid

and drawn by masters of their art

and learning the jokes in the middle

he’ll be entertaining his friends

out on the field

around playtime