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Beach Childhood Poetry

Nautilus

Written by inky at the toolshed, for Basically Creative, September 2010

Nautilus fossil

Caught in a Moment

by time in a rock

to this creature of the deep

it must have been a shock

Old sea snail now sleeps on

in a cliff by the sands of the bay

stoic and silent

with nothing else to say

held in a case of stone

(known as lime)

a reminder of the past

(prehistoric time)

No longer playing about

in the waters of the bay

permanently benched

so in the cliff he’ll stay

But the children by the sea,

to the dunes they do flock

to see the sea snail resting

in its home in the rock

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Beach Poetry Seaside Seasons

Sunset

Salford, 31st March 2020

A poem on the sun going down by inky – its been published by Forward Poetry, appeared on Luna’s blog at Lunatheblog.com and now its back home – enjoy the read………

The pebbles on the shore
were picked up and stacked
for skimming on the sea

Stacked with care
Precariously balanced
The wind made them wobble

The sun watched as
it created shadowy silhouettes
around the sandy shore

Till the tide began to turn
and the stack on the shore
alerted the little ones

The pebbles on the shore
told the children playing on the sand
it was time to go for dinner

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Animals Poetry

Takeover



Goats taking over llandudno (print by inky from original photo by A.Stuart)

Salford (Via Llandudno) , 31st March 2020

A tale of Goats in the welsh town of Llandudno, written by inky,

inspired by an ITV News article :

The Goats are taking over

and they’re heading into town

they’re happy to play, no-one to chase them away

for their shepherd’s gone to ground

The cars have abandoned the tarmac

so they’re running down the road

chomping on box wood and flowers

in their new abode

The goats are taking over

whilst the people are indoors

they’re coming down from the mountains

the pastures and the moors

The humans are all in their houses

so the goats have left hills for their tea

munching on grasses and heather around

as happy as can be on the ground

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Character Childhood

Tickle

Salford, 30th March 2020

#fowc #tickle #mrmen

The character from a favourite children’s book

Instantly bringing laughter to

Children and adults alike

Keeping them giggling

Like there’s no tomorrow

Expect cheerful sounds filling the room

Mr Tickle (taken from Mrmen site)
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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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Insects

Inchworm

Salford, Saturday 28th March 2020

For one saturday only – a reblog…..I would have taken the Nikon out to see if i could spot the odd one of these mooching round the city parks flowers but with the global bug lockdown….i’m sharing this one from last year.

#coloryourworld #cyw #inchworm

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In time – you’ll become a wonderful thing

Noted for the wonderful patterns on your wing

Caterpillar family – small you may be

Hoping to sleep in the best of the tree

When you are little – you cannot be seen

Out eating the leaves of the trees whilst you’re green

Remaining on trees till you start to take flight

Making small kids smile from morning through night

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Art Arts Life

Beside Me

Salford, March 28th 2020

#Socs #Besideme

Saturday morning.

Its a couple of days into the government lockdown in the UK for this blooming bug that’s hitting the globe like a whirlwind

and for the stream of conciousness challenge – i’ve been asked whats beside me,

I’m looking down at the table – the book i was reading yesterday is still there, a compilation of work from some fine amateur writers, who entered the great British write off for 2015 – flipping through the index – i find i appear just before half way with a short piece i wrote during a holiday at that time

My watercolour pad is just in reach, doodles and scribbles brought to life in glorious technicolor. For some strange reason, there’s an awful lot of drawings of fish – there is a reason for that folks – i’d been creating my own stencils the night before and one of them was …. lo and behold a fish.

Flipping through the watercolours, there’s a picture of a tree….haven’t come up with a title for it yet – so i’m going to pinch a title for it – “What the kids really wanted”

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Childhood Food Growing up Schooldays

Amount

#Fowc #Amount

I remember when i was little

you could get a whole load of jelly beans

for a single silver coin

but as i got bigger

while the rainbows remained the same

that silver coin lost its sheen

as the silver coin you handed over

got you half the bag you got a year before

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Religion

Confession

#fowc #Confession

Cleansing of

Oral admissions

Noted by the angels

For the day of judgement

Expressions of remorse

Said in private but always

Said honestly and in receipt of penance

In an attempt to show an element

Of contrition for the time we

Next meet our maker

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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