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Poetry Sport Sports Water Waterside

Red Canoe

Red Canoe Enters

The bay of the Canal side

ready for paddles

Red Canoe Enters

Cutting through watery depths

Creating White Waves

Red Canoe Enters

Gliding past the floating buoys

in shades of orange

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Poetry

Dream

#writephoto #dream

Drifting through fragrant purple heather

Roaming through some wonderful flowers

Each little plant, saying hello as you brush

Against it – releasing a fragrant scent

Many have tried to copy it – Many have failed

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Animals Art Poetry

Furry

Salford 1st July 2020

#writeclub #monsters #poetry #kidspoetry

as part of my write club challenges, i wrote a piece about a “Monster” with claws and teeth and horns – more like a caterpillar with 100 Feet!

(Anyone with kids remember a Lotsa-Lotsa-Leggs ? 🙂 )

Caterpillar – doodle of a toy by inky.

I know , you know its not halloween

but i’ve got to tell you about this thing i’ve seen

snaking round Salford’s streets

with over a hundred colourful feet

A fluffy centipede , orange fur, purple hair

grown ups walking past they stare

at multi coloured spikes on his back

they move on quickly – in case of attack

If they had thought – they’d would have seen

those spikes were just fur

he want’s something to munch on

to sleep and to purr

And who does he bump into ? – our neighbours cat

who gives him some room in the upstairs flat…

so before going to bed, he eats leaves and shoots

resting on a mat, his hundred or so boots

And during the dusk, you’ll see them both play

with a ball made of wool – in a particular way

playing under the moon and having some fun

and enjoying a nap – when the day has begun

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Acrostic Nature Poetry

Midnight Blue

#CYW #MidnightBlue

Moonlight

Moonlight brings a spot of colour to nightime

it brings a touch of blue to a

dreamy scene…highlighting the

number of marshmallow clouds floating

in the sky around the moon

gravitating tween the moon and her reflection in the

half-light dispersed by the water of

the lake below

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Poetry Weather

Lightning

Like a flash in the pan

It appears from the clouds

Going quickly through the atmosphere

Heading for the ground

Thunder noisily telling you that

not that far away – buckets of water will be falling soon

Illuminating that message in brief bursts

Night skies lit up in a spectacular display – it’s

Going to get wet – very soon….

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Airforce Art Poetry

In the Hangar

#IWM #Airfix #Duxford

D-Day Spitfire Airfix – Made and Photographed by BF Kirkham.

A poetry piece by B.F. Kirkham.

There’s a bucket of wings on the table,

but this ain’t no KFC

You’re there with your mates at the ready

and take home a plane for free

You pick up the pieces as listed

the fellow from museum there to help

as your classmates fumble with pieces

and boys and girls start to yelp

Behind you is the perfect model –

they tell you it took men all those years

as part of the wing it does come off

and it almost brings you to tears

Patience – comes call from behind you

as you fiddle with the pieces for a while

it won’t take you long – and you can’t get it wrong

as the teacher gives you a smile

Suddenly it all comes together

the tail end the wings and the prop

resembling that big plane behind you

and its something you don’t want to drop

So you say ta to the model instructor

with your plane that’s been made paid and mended

and your classmates all fly, those planes from time gone by

before the trip to the museum is ended.

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Poetry

Coffee Tea or Me

#Socs #Coffeeteaorme

For years , I’ve been a tea drinker.

there has been a reason for this

a liason in a Spanish coffee bar was enough

when i was little to put me off coffee for life

or so i thought

remedy to the problem ?

have your dad make an error at the motorway services

ask for a hot chocolate – get a mocha.

it was quite nice really

I’m still a tea drinker – but coffee wont kill me!

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Poetry

Summertime

Something must have happened

Until now – we’ve been told to stay indoors

Move around only for Necessary Journeys

Maybe those down at Whitehall saw the

Elevated mercury from the thermometers on the wall –

Reaction varied – from the reserved to just plain crazy

The kids are acting as if they’ve never felt heat before, but

If they think – everythings back to normal – they’re wrong

Museums, Stadia, Art Galleries – all working differently

Expect to keep a distance when you visit.

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Emotions Poetry

Cranky

#Fowc #Cranky

Could it be said – in order to get out of bed, you

Rolled in the wrong direction this morning ?

Absurd demands made at the breakfast table

Not only that – but a face that looked like its eaten the sourest lemon

Keep that up, and nobody will talk to you

You can’t have salmon for breakfast – have porridge instead!

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Acrostic

Silver

#writephoto #silver

Water reflecting sunlight, Image by SC Vincent

Should any foolhardy person want to go treasure hunting

it’s not the treasure horde of a

long lost pirate down in that water

view you see is merely Ra peering at himself in a mirror

even if you went down into the depths

reflections would evaporate….and you would only be saying Hi to fish.