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Poetry

Commute

#fowc #transport

We’re all trying to get somewhere

from point A to point B

Cupboards have to be filled

while young minds are filled

Putting your feet first

is the simplest option

but then pushing those pedals

might get you there faster

Its rare to see a horse in the city

but i think they’re hiding

miniature horses pushing

their owners down the road

and heading for a new town

a local thunderbolt

picking up passengers

on stops down the street

An electric rocket ?

snaking through the city

cleaner than his big brother

but shorter distance to travel

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Acrostic Poetry Transport Travel

Waiting

#Promptuarium

Where she’s heading – nobody knows

as she sits waiting for her connection

indications on the ticket give a rough idea

till you mention other ways out of the station

in a sprawling web of transport links

navigation could lead to Macclesfield or Scarborough

getting there – requires a train – it hasn’t arrived yet

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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