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Poetry

Tempting

#Fowc #Tempting

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You’ve tried all year to keep that seaside bod

but now from festive cheer

the toned physique you flaunted at summer

is attacked with wine and beer

there’s every kind of cake and pudding

inside that cupboard of yours

and biscuits, cake and gingerbread men

to bite and chomp and gnaw

The Christmas feasts – Ginormous

with three kinds of festive meats

five kinds of seasonal vegetable

and other kinds of treat

So when christmas dinner is over

and you’ve had your festive fun

it’ll be time to take a walk in the park

or perhaps – go for a run ?

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Childhood Poetry

Old Times

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Fun among the trees

as cubscouts swing

back and forth

until the howl for

lunch or another activity

on campsite

until the call back – theyll

swing off the tyres or play on the wood stumps

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Childhood Poetry

Question

#Napowrimo #questions

Where is this country, uncle ?

said this rather inquisitive chap

he’d just come round from forty winks

having had an impromptu nap

Can you help me draw it, uncle ?

I’m having a problem is true

so if you’d help me with this problem

i’m having a bit of a do!

Can we make something Uncle ?

Something nice and sweet

Jam Tarts or maybe chocolate cake

a tasty tea time treat

And when we’ve had our tea-time food

and filled up all our bellies ,

Can we watch some Cartoons on the box?

Our favourite afternoon telly!

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Poetry

Throwing the dice

I

They say that cats are lucky

They say they’ll always thrive

They say they’re just like humans

with character and drive

one thing they don’t tell you

you’re happy to be alive

II

Playing cards with the reaper

as if you have the time

listening to the clock hand

or even the bells chime

wasting your life in a worry

should be considered a crime

III

Getting out when you can get about

Watching the dice as they land

Trying to avoid disappointment

if results are not what you planned

filling a space and enjoying it

and appreciated ? Grand!

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Life

Lockdown – an acrostic

#acrostic #lockdown

Magpies are having a field day

as the neighbourhood still sleeps

nipping on and off the rooftiles while

cats on the ground they creep

household activity – minimum

everyone’s taken to bed, for

somebody said there’s a lockdown, so

they’ve decided to rest their heads

even the stadiums are empty – no fans to follow the score

reality needs them return now – so the teams can hear them roar

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Poetry

Fantasy Island

#Writephoto #Fantasy

For years that place in the middle of the sea was

a folly, a place for the well to do’s to admire from their

nice windows of the lakeside apartments

today, its so much more than this – it’s

a place where your imagination can go mad

somewhere you can land your boat and pitch a tent

you’ll think you’re back to your schooldays – some say its better

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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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Fairground Poetry

In their finest

Salford, 9th January 2019

On a Sunday morning,

In the bright sunshine

You’ll see them all

In their finest

Taking a walk

With husband or wife

Along with the children,

Escaping the strife

No work for the blacksmith

The shops are all closed

They’ve all been to church

So a walk is proposed

And while making their way

To the local town fair

Some humbugs and sweets

The family will share

As mum and dad rest

In their boaters and hats

The children play games

With the balls and their bats

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Holidays Life Outdoor Pursuits Poetry

It’s your choice!

Partake

Life is a long branch of events and choices

some shy away from making decisions

whilst others grab the bull by the horns

climbing the rockface

or in some cases – jumping off it

 

So – when it comes down to it

the decisions you make are yours

will you dip your toes in the shark infested sea

or play russian roulette with crusty crustaceans on the beach ?

all those decisions – are down to you

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BASIC Learning Life Memory

Anchored Down

Salford, 13th January 2017

I’m sat in my bedroom – cum – office, pondering another set of scribbles from one of my memory notebooks.

Ever lost something…and spent the next few hours getting into a fluster over it ?

The key thing I’ve learned is to keep everything in a particular spot

Notes go into a notebook – and referred to, its ok writing stuff down – but if you don’t refer to what you wrote down – the moment passes and the memory fades.

So its important to keep the scribbles and refer to them

Develop a habit of scribbling things down – keep a routine of your everyday activity

and when you can – reward the stuff that’s gone well in the day

Most important thing – try learning something new.  On this Blog, for instance – as I learn something new with my camera the experience will be recorded on here in a post.  The process makes new connections in the brain…what they tell me is if I spend an hour a day learning something – the seed of what i’ll be learning will take hold

Dedicate yourself to a regular hour in the day.