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Nursery Rhymes Poetry

Nursery Crime

This poem was originally written for the BASIC Anthology – “Writers Cramp”

It’s been redrafted, so I’m sharing it with you here.

 

Humpty Dumpty was sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
When he fell, he cracked and looked a bit Mushed
Sources say – he may have been pushed!

Reports from the scene, say the Mad March Hare
pushed over poor Humpty as part of a dare!
But the Hatter says th’ Hare is innocent of th’crime
as they were having tea with Alice at th’time.

The Kings horses and men are all stood on guard,
By the scene of the crime, in the castle yard
Inspector Horner, or jack to his face
(the great nursery detective ace)
has been assigned to look after the case!

with his partner Jill,
and Brown bears three
Horner says th’case
will be solved by Tea!

So they’re starting today
and off in a rush
to see who gave Humpty
that horrible push!

Who committed this crime,
is anyone’s guess
but Horner and his team
will sort out the mess.

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Photography Poetry

Capturing Time (v2)

The scholars say that

oil paintings are like windows

windows to the soul

So when the light dawned

something steely simply happened

on a happy monday

From the first moment

as shutter opened and closed

World and time just stopped

Moments Freeze on glass

On The first frame of cold film

the first bit of time

Was it an act of love my dear ?

or something much more dark

developed in a photo lab

you captured me – forever in time

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Army Exhibit Museum Poetry War World War I writing

Another boot in a window

A tale of an Old Army Boot – On display in the timeline at Imperial War Museum North in Trafford, Manchester.

 

Another boot in a window ?

The cobbler must be proud!

As it’s placed in a window wi uniforms

Oh, how it sings out loud.

 

But, dear boot is looking quite shabby,

No polish on him for a while

Old mud encrusted in his leather

Is that the latest style?

 

Foreign Mud – well , its hard to get rid of

and old boot here has plenty to see

but its wailing a tone – as it sits, all alone

under someone’s old uniform it be

 

His sole it could do with some tacking

and a new lace will do there – I’m sure

as you read of his story in th’ window

one you’ve not heard of before

 

He’s telling the tale of his brother –

The one , who didn’t return

So he’ll sit there in Solemn Remembrence

In the hope, you and I, we will learn.

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History Museum Poetry

The terrace at No 3

A descriptive piece on a building in Lark Hill Place, at Salford’s Museum and Art Gallery.

Old building by Cobbles

with Oak table and chairs,

Copper Kettle boils on stove

near to the stairs.

Fruit from the grocers,

is cut up and cored

ready for the pie crust

in the oven its stored.

Washboard and Dolly tub

in the back yard they’re hooked

ready for the washing

that’s been overlooked

And when they are rinsed out

and gleaming with pride

they’ll dry on a washing line

on pegs hanging outside

And on the Oak table

the porcelain that’s the best

as the family that lives here

is having a guest.

Lark Hill Place

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Poetry

Bear, by brian f kirkham

Bear sits

Under his tree.

Yes, its time for tea.

The bees work by day and by night

Making

Delicious, Delightful, Honey

And he will enjoy the

Wonderful treat

Up high

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Poetry

Pointsettia

Leaves of green

frame up

in perfect view

a vibrant burst of

Festive scarlet red

All year round

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Acrostic Poetry

Pasta

Painting - Pesto Pasta

Pasta

By Brian F Kirkham

#Foodforthesoul

 

Prepared by the finest hands

Allied with flavours of the region

Succent Tomatoes, mix with the finest herbs and mozzarella

To create a sensation fit for any Italian town

And Ham, Salami and Olives enhance the taste

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Acrostic Food Poetry

Bakewell

Brought to the fore by that Derbyshire town

Almonds in abundance in that wonderful spongey tart

Kept in the bakers front window

Everyone appreciates its fullsome flavour

When its brought out at afternoon tea

Each slice full of almonds and

Lashings of raspberry jam and topped with a

Layer of tasty icing

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Poetry

Mosaic

Made in Grecian lands, many years ago

Ordered Tessellations form pictures on the floor

Square tiles of differing colour

Anchored in time to the ground

Inspired by tales of heroes and

Crafted by true artisans

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Acrostic Brevity Clocks Poetry Time

A Short Piece on Clocks

public domain artwork from polyvore.com

 

Container of time

Locking tumblers and cogs

Over days months and years

Cover the movement of hands – hear them tick!

Keeping watch for Father Time as

Sand passes through his timer