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Poetry Politics

belligerent

#fowc #belligerent

Statesmen like ? hardly

sat by his plinth, like

someone had confiscated his toy basket

all they wanted, was the facts

all they got was bluster to the max

as the virus spreaded, and reacts

reports he wasn’t listening to

positions he stuck himself like glue

his collegues wandering what to do ?

Till one day he took to bed,

and had to listen to what the doctors said,

deputy took charge, and up to bed, he fled.

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Acrostic Poetry

Wistful

#writephoto #wistful

A wistful scene

She returned to the moor

every hill a passing memory

veils of tears ran down her face

each time she remembered the angry rant

now she had thrown the ring back at him

she was returning to her cottage – in pieces

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Garden Health Nature Poetry

Visitors

Salford. 26th March 2020

In the time’s of this nasty virus

It’s very good to know

Mother nature’s sent out a message

and the birds have said hello

For while we’ve been in isolation

our friends with their wings have flown by

to give us some pleasant distraction

from the news that’s been catching our eye

Each day they’ve come out from their nests

where nearby trees they’ve had their rest

and flew around in a bit of a show

before off to their nests they would go

Sat on a roof or a nearby tree

landing in bird baths happy as can be

and enjoying the garden all for free

taking home worms for their tea.

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Family Growing up Life Poetry

Dependent

#fowc #dependent

Little set of fingers

clutching on to your big chunky finger

they’ll rely on you through schools, tantrums, weddings and all

seeing you as the one who’s big and tall

till one day the table is turned

and they find they have to apply what from you they’ve learned

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Colours Poetry

Hot Magenta

#CYW #HotMagenta

Salford Street sign – in Hot Magenta

Its not what you’d call a subtle colour

and it couldn’t be called pink or purple

a fiery marriage where red meets blue

but mother nature seems to like

using their off spring to bring a bit

of eye catching colour to the garden

look around you’ll see it every where else too

in signs, on walls and in windows

the future’s bright – the future’s …. Magenta

Categories
Poetry Sport Sports

Suspense

#fowc #suspense

Goalkeeper anticipating free kick

There’s an atmosphere growing

around the opposition’s end at a Northern Football Team

their captain scythed down the home team’s star striker

and there were handbags approaching half time

From uproar and arguments, its down to two men

the man in red against the man in green

man in green stands on the line

man in red puts the ball on the spot

Time seems to have stopped

for a moment, silence has fallen

you could almost hear a noisy blade

of windswept grass

The striker starts to run at the ball

the goalie stands his ground

left or right – that decision

that will change the supporters sound

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Poetry

Crown

#writephoto #crown

Sat atop the hill of wheat

Circle of stone sits on throw of green

Ancient throne perhaps ?

Regal walk through a field of gold

A crowning glory

Before harvest time

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Poetry

Welcome

#SoCS #Welcome

Word that is warm and open to all

everyone is free to come in and join in and relax

lighten the load off your feet and

chomp on some rather delicious delicacies

on the buffet made by the chef!

music and merriment while you’re wined and dined

enjoy your time – away from your workdesk,,,

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Poetry

Empty Shelves

Salford 18th March 2020

#Shopping #Life #Onelinerwednesdays


They’ve taken all the bread again Mum!!!!

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I couldn’t call it a panic

but they’re filling up the trolley’s

stocking up the basics

and acting like they’re Wallies

It’s like its christmas run-up

but we’re only half way through lent

picking up “essentials”

in tins all bashed and bent

The stores insist on rationing

the soap and rolls for the loo

and toothpaste and soap are increased

so you dont buy what you normally do

Security’s breaking up ruckus

as there’s a fight for the bread in the aisles

and they’re scrambling for stuff in the freezer

with some skidding down the tiles

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Poetry

Conflate

#fowc #conflate

Combining facts , data , and hearsay

Often produces a decent story,

Noted at expense of the facts

For years the newspaper teams have done it, and too

Late for the subject to get a right of reply

As he reads, the breakfast spoon falls into the porridge, and

Then , he’s in a word with his solicitor – who in turn

Engages in conversation with the newspapers editor to pack it in