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Garden Home Industrial Life Nature

The recyclers

Salford, 29th April 2020

They’re picking up your plastic

your glass, and paper , man

they’re taking it to the depot

in their big new shiny van

They’re re-using all those used things

you would normally throw away

no time to be sticking them in the ground

they’ve found another way

The rubbish is carefully sorted

from the differently bright coloured bins

so there’s piles of different types of rubbish

from plastics and cans, to steel tins

So they’re mulching up yesterdays headlines

for books in the libraries to learn

and they’re sending your food waste for compost

instead of just letting it burn

But its not just the plants that are thriving

some food waste comes back another way

it’ll return in the van, changed by a plan

to collect more things another day

And as the people are in libraries reading

the kids are growing gardens in school

and what do they think of your food waste

when it’s feeding the plants ? they say – Cool!

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Birds Poetry

Spooked

Salford 14th April 2020

#Napowrimo #Covid19 #Wildlife

Someone send out a message

Particularly to the man in the big house

Our feathered friends are not amused today – because

Our nation happens to be on lockdown – and no one sent them a message

Keeping the routine isn’t working – there’s nothing in the bins!

Even the prize of a dropped ice-cream isn’t sufficient

Drops required of birdseed – quick.

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Acrostic Animals Life Poetry

Seagulls

Salford , 2nd April 2020

Someone is hovering over Salford’s bins

every day they’ve been seen – on spying missions

and some say – they’re worse than the pigeons

gracefully flying through the skies

until the bins on the waterside are

looking full – likelihood is – they’ll chance their

luck – with a lass coming home from the chippy

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Cityscapes

Litter

#Fowc #Litter

Lots of people like to have

Impromptu picnics when

They visit a popular tourist spot

Thing is – some forget about leaving the sandwich wrappers and Burger boxes behind

Everyone likes the local greenery and sculptures without it

Remember to put it in a bin, or if you can – take it home with you.

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Acrostic Cityscapes Poetry

Recycling

Salford, 14th August 2019

Someone at the depot, didn’t really

Enjoy the manual extraction of

Paper , Metal , Plastics and Glass

As they passed him by on the conveyor belt

Reaction ? swift as bright coloured cousins joined the usual receptacle

And Markets created to conjure household rubbish by the

Tonne, into something much more pleasing to the

Eye, as yesterdays news transformed into blank new canvas

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Poetry

Recycling

Wednesday 13th February

They put the bins out last night

The value of last weeks news dropped dramatically

As it waits for the refuse van

To take it to the paper mill

While bottles of plastic and glass

And tins and cans

Await their next transformation

Into the latest big thing