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Transport Travel

Links

#Socs #Links

Like the loops of a chain keeping them together

Like the wires transmitting the news to your TV

Like the road that goes from A to B

Something keeps them together

Romans Rolling over Rural Scenes

Rocky paths for Stallions and Soldiers

Ripping through riverbanks

Miles of track traversing the country

Making its way from Manchester to Middlesex

Mighty juggernauts moving from north to south

Somethings keeps them together

Traversing over hill mountain and dale

To get to the office the shops or the coast

Taking the most direct route possible (sometimes via a tunnel)

Delays ?

Daily occurrence – as

Double time spent fixing holes or faults

Reactions to Roadworks

or leaves on the line ? – Revolutionary

Rolling up to your Destination by bus not train

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Acrostic Museums Poetry Transport

Engine

Salford, 6th April 2020

#fowc #engine

Engine, outside the power hall at Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester

Every mechanic knows – it’s

Not the wheels , but the engine that

Get’s a driver from A to B

It’s truly – the heart of any transport

Naval, bus, car or motor bike

Exception – if you’re reliant on foot or pedal power

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Poetry Prose Transport Travel

Six words – Waiting

#Sixwordsstory #waiting

Sat out of the weather, Waiting

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Poetry

Derail

#Octpowrimo #Fowc #Derail

Days are funny things

Everyone plans what they’ll be doing

Running through – so nothing goes wrong

And everything goes the way they want – but

Instead – something gets in the way

Like a delayed bus, train or plane

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Acrostic Poetry Romance

Awkward

Awkward

A moment occured

when you expressed your affection for that girl at the bus stop with a

kiss…only for the romance to die

when you shuffled about

against the bus stop pole – in full view of the

remaining passengers, it might seemed

dramatic – and some old ladies smiled (all you could do was look downwards)

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Character Poetry Transport Travel Weather Winter

Dim

Dim

In the dawn light of a winters morning

its very hard to see

why the important man with his

very important briefcase

should be stood at the platform

getting covered in snow

if he’d listened to the announcer –

a bus arrived two minutes ago

but he let it pass

and like an ass

he stands there in the snow

in the Dim light of the station

Will he catch his train….hmmm? No.

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Poetry Transport Travel

Permitted

Permit

Peter smiled, as the postie dropped the

Envelope through the letterbox – no more

Rumpus waiting for taxi cabs

Movement around town – was now assured

Indeed , he could go all around the region for the same price

Today, he’ll check out whats happening – Tomorrow, he’ll be there (with his carer)

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Acrostic Poetry Transport Travel

passenger

Passenger

Salford, 2nd July 2017

 

An acrostic in response to the prompt

 

public service vehicles 🚗

a godsend for the pedestrian

sailing down a local tarmac track near you in a

spectrum of bright colours

each one stopping to receive a customer

note the people waiting to get on these

great wheeled chargers of the road

expections of all to get

round to their destination on time, and in comfort

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Home Life Places Poetry Transport Travel

Midnight M5

Salford Quays and Manchester Piccadilly, 25th June 2010

 

The wheels of the tram roll in as

the sun descends over Ontario Basin

The moon sits proudly in a northern sky

shining on the remains of a fallen earth

 

Moonlight casts its light like a net

over water, concrete and glass

rainbow lights flicker on the waters edge

as glitterballs twinkle

 

Music played from off afar

buskers collect tips in their hats and jars

sirens cut the peace as peacemakers go cross the town

and cleaning crew vehicles cover the ground

 

And maidens of the day

make their way in the coloured light

as moon shines brightly

and stars guide through the night

 

The final buses are making their way

no more time to go and play

so its drinking a beverage in the late night caff

talking with mates and having a laugh.

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Animals Leisure Life Museums Volunteering

The Time’s my own

In response to the prompt Nothin’ But A Good Time

20th January 2016

If I had a free day tomorrow and the weather was fine, I’d pack my camera, wallet and a picnic lunch and take myself on a Train Ride.

My National Travel Card gives me access to the Buses either free or at concessionary rate across the UK and my Railcard can take me from John O Groats to Lands End, if that’s where I want to go.

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Oldham Museum and Art Gallery

 

If I go via the Manchester Metrolink System – I could be visiting Bury’s various museums within the hour, The Lancashire Fusiliers Museum is a mere stones throw from the station, or I could get on the Oldham & Rochdale line and visit Rochdale’s Pioneer Museum – Dedicated to the work of the Co-Operative Movement in the town.

A donkey ride on the beach!  Blackpool, Lancashire, England:

Head on the train, if the weather was fine – and I could be promenading down the seafront at either Prestatyn to the west or Blackpool , Southport or Morecambe to the north.  However, as it’s still winter in Northwest England i’ll apply some Blue Sky Thinking and go in a few weeks when (hopefully) the weather has improved.

Thing is – where am I on Thursday Afternoon ?

Iwm Waterside

I’ll be here – on the banks of the Manchester ship canal – at Imperial War Museum North – doing a volunteer shift 🙂

Roll on Weekend….:)