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Poetry

Shutdown

#FFFC

Salford/Manchester, 26th may 2020

Shopfront – Image by  Joshua Koblin at Unsplash.com


I remember this place

a little place in the hustle and bustle

of Manchester’s metropolis

dropping in, and picking up lunch

a pastie or a turnover

that i saved for after morning seminars

in a quiet place of greenery

they survived the goings on,

the marches, the protests, the vandalism

even the bomb couldn’t keep them away

but then the banks made a plea of poverty

and the store had to close for the day.

Categories
Food Poetry

Carrot Soup

Tuesday 4th September 2018

#Food

a foodie acrostic, by inky

Carefully crafted by cooks of the highest order

A combination of the finest root vegetables , stock and seasoning

Rotating slowly in a silver pan until the

Root veg is just right, you can eat it as it is

Or stick a blender in the pan to make it nice and smooth

To pour into a serving turrine

Categories
Acrostic Learning Life Poetry

Mentor

Salford, 8th May 2018

Mentor

Many need one , a person to

Elecute an idea as you’re

Navigating your own path

Through a new job, or course

Of course – they’ve been through the process themselves

Roads experienced – so they’ll guide you round the obstacles

Categories
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.

Categories
Industrial Life Poetry Work

Temporary

Temporary

Salford 9th May 2017

A temporary thing

a fill in – a fix up

something to do the job

till the work can be properly done

or their workmate gets back off holiday

Thing is

it may only be there

for a minimal time

but while there

their work is invaluable

So raise a glass

to the guy or a girl

who’s filling a hole

to get you out of one