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Poetry Prose Transport Travel writing

Car

#writeclub #adventure

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A car is not an Adventure

though it could just get you there

saving you the shoe leather

or even the bus fare

It gets you there from A to B

using the various road and track

Travelling down endless steel railed paths

and buckets of flattened tarmac

It’d be great – if it got you to places

without needing a top-up or three (to be frank)

but it just gets you to the nearest station

on a single tank

so as you head down the highway

in search of your seaside abode

your chariot is eating your fish and chips

as it burns down the road

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Memories Places Prose

Retreat

#fowc #retreat

Salford, 24th February 2021

Another Lakeland Reminiscence

Retreat – Normally a call for escaping an attack from an enemy…..

(but not in this case)

for me, it was a week away from the City in the picturesque settings of the Lake District, up by Derwentwater in a place called Keswick.

Arranged by the RE Teachers, a selected group shared the grand surroundings of Castlerigg Manor, where we took part in discussions and workshops, bible readings and so forth. We shared the Manor and its activities with a school from Darwen, Lancashire.

It wasn’t all work and study on this residential though as activities took place in and around the centre

We helped with the cooking and the washing, and shared dorm rooms during the week.

Castlerigg Manor, Keswick

Being a youth centre, there were games and books for use, and all the other things to keep minds occupied, it wasn’t all school work!

There were walks in the mountains for some, but i opted for a trip out into Keswick centre, as although i’d done the same activity with the scouts, the health and safety paperwork was too much for a week away…..I enjoyed the snaps i took with my 35mm camera.

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Poetry Prose Transport Travel

Six words – Waiting

#Sixwordsstory #waiting

Sat out of the weather, Waiting

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Childhood Inspiration Poetry Prose

Magic

7th January 2019

#promptuarium

I’ve been doing the six word stories over Christmas…this piece is inspired by one

The tree may be gone for another year

and the decorations might be back in the box

but around and about the house

there’s enough pixie dust in the air

to bring a smile to a little child’s eyes

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Poetry Prose

Nose in a book 2

#365writingprompts #reading

what makes me pick up a book

if this reads like a bit of a list, apologies

funny tales, interesting characters, a bit of a thread

tales I can return to….the jokes might be a bit old, but I can still get a laugh at them

evidence ?   Terry pratchetts troll sergeant…detritus,

<detritus> troll brains don’t work right in klatch….it’s the heat…if I went to klatch…I’d be really stoopid

<Vimes> detritus…

<detritus> yes sir ?

<Vimes> never go to klatch

 

 

 

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Garden Memories Prose writing

Off on a walk

#promptuarium #prose #inkdropk

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Took myself on a walk – to remember

happy times, when a group of us

went a wondering to places far and wide

places planned, and journeys grand

remembering a mate, and wondering why

it was far too early to say goodbye

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Airforce Poetry Prose Sport Sports

Thoughts of the long distance runner

Salford, 12th May 2017

Down the long stretches of Tarmac he goes

In darkness, fuelled by apples and bananas

Some call him crazy, but others they smile

Taking to the deserted road, to break down his time

All for the prize, of reaching that line

Nice shiny medal and Achievement awaits

Could records be broken this year ? A possibility

Expect a great smile as the target is reached

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Art Colours Memories Nature Poetry Prose

Forest

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#Coloryourworld #Cyw #Forestgreen

Walking through the forest on a summers morning

the sun peeking through the trees to say hello

new hairdo’s for all – their old leaves forming a carpet below

they make a wonderful crunch as you step through them

and waking up to the sound of the leaves ?

a family of squirrels up high in the trees

what’s for breakfast ? say the kids

Hazel Nuts ? Yummy.

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Beach Holidays Life Nature Pleasures Poetry Prose

Photo Challenge : Solitude

Solitude

 

Alykanas Beach
Alykanas Beach

 

Early morning sunrise 🌅

the fishing boats crews asleep in bed

no one here but me and the sea 🌊

stillness of air and silence

only broken by the smallest of waves

lapping on the shore

burying my toes into uncharted sand

and tiny pebbles washed by the sea

enjoying the silence and the slightest of breezes

 

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Animals Poetry Prose Travel

South

South

Its a funny thing

but when you think

very carefully about it

everywhere away from

the polar bear’s house

is in the South