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A Kind of Window….


Barnard Castle Balcony

The room you had booked on the internet

could be called a room with a view

palatial, with sights of the gardens

your own balcony

with views of the river

it could almost be paradise

but for one little thing

mornings could be a little fresh

for in your palatial apartment

they’d forgot to put glass in any of the windows

don’t forget to wrap up warm now…..

Acrostic Colours Life Poetry Seasons Summer Sunset



Image credit; LuizClas@ Pexels

Making the most of that precious

opportunity, when in the field

out of the last rays of sun, just before

nightfall – Luna makes an appearance

down below her – the children skip and jig

and above them – feathered friends flap excited as

night begins to fall

children will be called in as shades of red turn dark blue, so

enjoy the time in the long grass, they will

Christmas Health Life


#writeclub #excuses


They’ve postponed the annual Christmas dinner

so some of the vollies might seem a bit thinner

no warm candles burning or crackers to tug

and all because of a proverbial bug

The party’s been cancelled for sometime next year

as another bugs landed – to everyone’s fear

The plan was a-go to get everyone fed

till traffic lights changed from green to bright red

So all will make do, with snacks and drinks in their room

enjoying a virtual event over zoom

Learning Life

Never too old


Image credit; Sasint @ Pixabay

While Nanna taught the little uns

about life before they were born

the crops grown on the farm

and animals that lived there

there was always something

she could learn from her grandson

like how to get the seeds for the fields

in lightning speed – and all through the click of a button

Accidents Life

The wrong key


The Wrong Key

The rain had stopped when the locksmith arrived

two sheepish lovebirds sat outside his latest job

they were looking a bit worse for wear

sat slightly damp on the garden bench

but quite how they’d managed to,

mistake car key for house key

was anybody’s guess

what was certain was he’d be eating well tonight

two sets of keys, two locks, and a call out charge

Industrial Life Nature


Salford, 9th November 2021

(response to a write club theme by inky)

What’s that noise ?

beyond the glass

up in the rooftops

its the birds that pass

surveying the autumn pickings

on the frost laden grass

What’s that noise?

beyond the bricks

the pipes are playing

at quarter to six

rolling water like streams

to keep us warm

the noise that it makes though

isn’t the norm.

Open the window

industry’s here!

rolling down the A road

without a fear

Following each other like a load of ham

ending on the tarmac in a big traffic jam

What’s that noise?

above my head

I’ve heard it since I rose

and got out of bed

chirping and cheeping – and always on time

A family of sparrows – its breakfast time




The old streets growing up

weren’t that much fun

as the last of the horse and carts

made their way through town

You knew when the

Rag and Bone Man were coming

though his voice boomed through the street

there was a noise that was much louder

A Hard Noise Of Hardened Iron

meeting slabs of solid stone

announcing to all – we’re here

with the sound of clip following clop

and later in the day

feet followed horse

from walk to green

on a visit to a cherished auntie

Life Poetry

Looking at a line full of laundry

Salford 1st November

Response to a Writeclub Prompt by Inky

#Larkhillplace #writeclub #street #Salford

There’s a breeze tonight

a perfect westerly

don’t need to check the weather forecast

and i’ll tell you why

tween lark hill place and ackers st

the mangles have been working overtime

and Mrs Protheroe’s washing

is hanging on the line

The kids clothes are flying at half mast

while the young ladies are flying like flags

and Mr Protheroe’s socks are swaying in breeze

along with his Oxford Bags

Now you might be concerned for the safety

for the Protheroe’s washing on line

but the washing’s been clipped on quite tightly

and the Policeman says everything’s fine

There’s only one thing of concern now

and its to do with Mrs Protheroe’s suit

for try as they might – the kids could use it as a kite

and it’ll be hanging in the air like a ‘chute!

Life Poetry

Spoonful of sugar

Photo by mali maeder on


Days can be exhausting

Activity draining

Emptying your energy stores by the hour

Breakfasts important at the start of the day

As it re fills the engine

But each individual task uses it up

From getting to school

To mowing the lawn

Top up at twelve fills a little bit of usage

But it’s burned up on the factory floor or even in the playground

Turn in at home and replenish the engine

Before resting for another day

Food Life

Rocky Road

#Octpowrimo #tea #dinner #sweet #icecream

Photo by Hafidzajusaf on

Refrigerator opens – and

out of a frosty draw

comes marshmallow, biscuit and chocolate

kept hidden in a cherry ice cream

you’ll be talking about in the playground for weeks

Reactions to the initial tastes

out of nowhere – sounds of immediate

approval….an immediate suggestion for

dessert after tea.