Unmapped

#Socs

source : The Fourth Bear, Jasper Fforde, P.155

when you look out towards the river

you’ll spot a swathe of green

amongst the towering skyscrapers

its the prettiest place you’ll have seen

The fathers are sat perplexed at the mo,

for they’ve been offered some cash to bestow

so long as the man wi the concrete

can dig up the trees that do grow

And the maps are recording it “Untouched”

so it costs less for builder to build

and no chance of digging up something

that will see sight of money unforfilled

But locals that live there are anguished,

and want to keep their patch of green

they’re making a move on the town hall

to ensure that the diggers not seen

Unlucky

#Socs

Source – The first three words from chapter 7 of “The Fourth Bear” by Jasper Fforde (Hodder and Stoughton,2006)

“Most dumped boyfriend”

The words on the medal read,

he’d placed the metal over his eye

to lessen the swelling to his head

He washed away the lipstick

from the cheek they’d kissed

as they skipped off with their new beau

oh! just how they were missed

The medal weighed heavy around his neck

but lighter than his heart

as every day he’d see them all

it almost tore him apart

But one day , by the water well

as they were out at play

another chanced a chance at love

and hoped he’d look their way

So collecting up some flowers , a bunch

he took the young girl out to lunch

they hung around for a while

and he asked her dad – to walk her down the aisle!

Rubber

I watched the ball as it dropped

onto the concrete floor

it hit the ground and changed its shape

not like it was before

It turned into an oval

in two or three kinds of shape

as the energy stored within the ball

tried its best to escape

it rose up like a rocket

heading for the air

then fell down towards the floor

without any care

and as it fell we chased it

as it bounced around the floor

and the rubber ball kept bouncing

just not as high as before

Electric Lime

Elevated in its Coloured

Leaves brighter than your oaks , ashes or sycamore

Emitted Luminescence – it would probably light up in the dark

Creating a lovely neon effect

To some insects – its a dream plant – saying “come and eat me”

Reality – the glow tells them to stay away

In case the leaves make them ill – only the bravest

Caterpillar dares to have a chomp

Eggplant

4th January 2020

Everyone our way knows it as an aubergine

grilled and served up with

grated cheese and tomato

purple tinge to its black skin – never known once grilled

leaping to life in any greek dish

and lipsmackingly wonderful on a summers day

note though – best served with oil and herbs

tastes wonderful with a drop of house red