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Colours Fashion Poetry

Subtle

#fowc #subtle

It had to be said, the fashionistas in your crowd

didn’t like you in that shirt

the colour was too deep

for you – they said

But that never stopped you

for the next morning you returned

wearing something new

or so they said

Same shirt, Brighter pants

Subtle changes made them glance

As the girls all cheers your latest style

and the boys all hung round for a while

Categories
Poetry Rail Transport Travel

Wait

#fowc #wait

Time passes slowly

As you sit waiting for the train

To come rolling down the track

And into the station

Timetable isn’t friendly

It’s saying it’s on its way

So to distract you from the empty arrival

Your sat with your radio on play

And each tick that follows tock

Seems to be on a lock

As you wait for whoever forlorn

Listening out for the diesel trains horn

Categories
Acrostic Childhood Emotions Growing up Poetry

Cry

#Patriciasplace #fivelinesorless

Cut knee or broken heart

Reaction is still the same

Yelps of pain, followed by fallen tears

Categories
Poetry

Chinese New Year

Salford, January 24th 2020

Manchester’s Dragon, Chinese New Year 2020

#Dragon #Chinese #NewYear #Luck #Manchester

Dancing lightly through the Manchester streets,

Royal dragons parade past the town hall

A colourful line of lanterns decorate the quarter

Going round the gates of China town

Of course, you’ll hear the sounds of gongs and drums

Now and again broken through by fire crackers

Categories
Art Colours Photography Poetry

Creating Rainbows

#Art #Colours #Rainbows

On a winters night

give me a bright white canvas

and seven colourful characters

let me bend them to my will without braking

and all with just a splash of rain

casting the sight of a colourful rainbow

across the page

Rainbow image created from Paintcils - Brushes from Big to Small painting the rainbow from the paintcil squares
Painting a Rainbow : Created with Paintcils and a splash of corporation pop by inky (P) Brian F Kirkham 2020
Categories
Poetry

Cave

#writephoto

Climbing up a rockface

as exciting as it can be , can be

very tricky in difficult weather, leaving you

exposed to the elements

Created by the elements, or early man

a cavernous retreat like the ones you see in

valley areas, can be useful to

escape from the worst mother nature can throw at you

Collecting your thoughts, and reviewing your way as you

Amble, carefully back down the hill….but first admiring the

view and taking in provisions before

engaging in the next stage of your journey back.

Categories
Poetry

Drive

#JustJoJan

What gets you up in the morning

that zip and zing

that comes from your

first cup of tea of the day

which when combined with breakfast

gets you ready for the rest of the day

whether it be a five mile jog

or maintaining a happy smile for your customers

Categories
Poetry

Muddy Trenches

#Promptuarium

These canals were once full

Boats and ships travelled up and down

Collecting Goods and cargo

But somewhere,

where the canal met the river

a grown up scout thought he’d have some fun

He created a dam,

by a campsite ridge

and the water stopped at the spot

Interested Beavers

Marvelled at the scouts work

as the stream dried up beyond it

Fish fled for safer spots

as the water stopped flowing

and stayed behind the wall

And sea birds stood perplexed

wandering why the water had simply

disappeared

Categories
Poetry

Appreciation

#Fivelinesorless #beautiful

I never thought i’d appreciate a sunrise

or a bird in flight

or every star in the sky at night

or a sunny garden with the sky so blue

(till that is – I met you)

Categories
Acrostic Poetry Weather

Caught (in the fog)

Salford, 19th January 2020

#weather #fog

Christmas and New Year is over, but winters still here

A patchwork of heavy cloud, lies low – hiding church spires

Until it lifts – it’s difficult to get anywhere

Gravitating over roads and field alike

Hard to make out the silhouettes in the Pea Soup

The landmarks fizzle out the further they’re away