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Music People Performance Poetry

Keeping time

#FFFC #Music #Poetry

It was like he’d never been away.

the audience cheered and called out his name

as he beat out a familiar rhythm with his sticks

while the musicians around him followed his tune

an old pied piper watching the jazz mice dance

in the morning the writers would pour on praise

as he poured a cup of tea to go with his toasted crumpets

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Fireworks Outdoors People

Brilliant

#fowc #brilliant

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

bursting colour out into the night sky

revellers watching the sight as the bells chime

it’s almost time for old father time to switch with his younger brother

launching a whole new year

light show of exploding sparkle

it’s like someone’s brightened up the darkness

and people are partying under it as the new year arrives

note the whooshing of the rockets and

the sound of the crowd as they travel towards the moon

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Christmas Flowers Garden Holidays People

Holly

#christmas #girl #gardening #holly

Photo by Anna Pechuro on Pexels.com

Here’s a girl you see every christmas tide

often seen picking the prickly evergreen

like her life depended on it

later she’ll be putting it carefully around the

yearly table decorations – making the candles look pretty

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Cities Outdoors People

ideal view

Photo Credit: Caters

#MLMM

From the top of the tower

he had an ideal view

of the comings and goings

down below

Looking down

he could see

all the cars and the buses

making their way through the big city

And as they moved

through the city

big as they were – the people

looked like tiny ants

And as he looked at them

A small group of ants

looked up at his viewpoint

where he was sitting

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Life Parks People Places Poetry

Community

#Writephoto

Community – Image by KL Caley

It takes a lot to build a town

it’s not just bricks and mortar

but all those little things you

occasionally take for granted

The corner shop

The Lollipop Man

The local school

doing the best they can

The Bin Men keeping the local streets clean

and the local parks and gardens green

while gardeners plants the flowers and trees

so little uns can pick as much as they please

Mr Postie delivers the latest news

while mr Policeman looks for traffic and clues

and doctor and nurse makes sure everyone’s fine

while little uns go to their classes in line

And getting us safely from A to B

Mrs Bus Drivers taking us home for our tea

Not before travelling off to the shops so

Visiting Mr Grocer we pop.

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People Poetry

Confuse

#MLMM

Passers by wondered

what he was doing there….

head resting on the concrete plinth

was he sleeping ?

or did he need help ?

what was clear was he was drawing a crowd

and confusing the heck out of everyone there

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Acrostic People Poetry

Ordinary

#Fowc #Ordinary

Sunday 14th June 2020

Ordinary….nothing special…..just your standard run of the mill thing

Real day example, the household shelves at Wal-Mart, Asda or Sainsbury’s

Definition of something churned out in their millions day to day

It’s something or someone – you would never find in the spotlight

Noted though – If they weren’t there – they’d be missed

As you see them nearly every day

Raising smiles when you see them

Yell it out – ORDINARY ? – they’re anything but!

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People

Burnt Orange

A head to turn heads

When you entered the room

Instantly, you turned the boys heads

Like Desdemona had arrived

Dynamic

Heaven’s angel mixed with Hell’s fury

Only time would decide what happened next

Meeting up with old friends

By the banks of the waterside

Reality – you would be back at your post come morning

Expectations – out of the window.

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Acrostic People Poetry

Old House

#promptuarium #House

Old man sits

in his burgundy robe

looking around his ill gotten gains

 

Behind him – the picture of some

Ancestor from long ago – who’s

Real estate has served the family well, both at home and

Overseas….he’ll live

Nicely on the proceeds of the stuff brought from underground

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Learning People Poetry

Degree

Degree

As the honour was laid on him

the ennobled made a request

could the hall staff keep the dining room warm ?

he thought that it was best

see he’d climbed up great Mount Everest

without even catching a chill

but drafty University corridors

were enough to make him hold still

turn up  the heating …. tutors shouted

before our guest he does flee

we need to hear him give his speech

so see the heat up by a degree