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Poetry

Unlucky

#Socs

Source – The first three words from chapter 7 of “The Fourth Bear” by Jasper Fforde (Hodder and Stoughton,2006)

“Most dumped boyfriend”

The words on the medal read,

he’d placed the metal over his eye

to lessen the swelling to his head

He washed away the lipstick

from the cheek they’d kissed

as they skipped off with their new beau

oh! just how they were missed

The medal weighed heavy around his neck

but lighter than his heart

as every day he’d see them all

it almost tore him apart

But one day , by the water well

as they were out at play

another chanced a chance at love

and hoped he’d look their way

So collecting up some flowers , a bunch

he took the young girl out to lunch

they hung around for a while

and he asked her dad – to walk her down the aisle!

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Poetry

Surmount

#fowc #surmount #hill #challenge #health

It’s a hill i didn’t want to climb

notably rocky in some places

but with a little encouragement

and some would say

sheer bloodymindedness

I found myself in an ascent

ignoring the drop below

and heading for the summit

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Poetry

mystery ii

Salford 30th March 2019

#freedomofexpression #iscriblr #mystery

a response to iscriblrs wonderful mystery challenge…enjoy.

A strange thing happened the other night

Under the cover of dark

Something with a sweet tooth paid us a call

He snook into the kitchen, without giving us a fright

And sitting down at my birthday cake, he did park

Having eaten his slice, he went out the door

Lighting up the kitchen , as he passed by the walls

And leaving a trail of cake crumbs on the floor

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Outdoor Pursuits Poetry

Conquered

#OctPoWriMo

6th October 2018

You’ve been trying to climb that hill for a while now

facing off against its challenges

its crags, sharp sides and slippy hand holds

not to mention the wet slate underneath

dark purples your pals as you rose

overcoming every obstacle in your way

take in the rewards at the top

the view of the blue sky – its lovely.

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Buildings Photography

Lines

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Thursday 26th April 2018

Camera used : Nikon D3100 with 50mm Lens

Sat in the toolshed (my workspace, where i compose this blog)

I took this photo in response to the photo challenge Lines as theres an awful lot of them in it.

with the feathered friends elsewhere – i saw the lines of solar panels on the roof – all set out in formation

then there’s the lines of branches in the tree behind the house

Lines of tiles lining the roof in very tidy order

and last but not least the lines of bricks in the end wall of the semi detached house

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Christmas Festive Photography Tradition

Anticipation photo challenge

In response to the photo challenge prompt
Anticipation

looking forward to Christmas 🎄 😋
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writing

Six word story challenge : Human

Part Mineral , Part Animal, Mostly Human

written in response to

https://nicolaauckland.com/2016/08/13/sometimes-stellar-storyteller-six-word-story-challenge-44/

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writing

Six word Story Challenge : Mistake

Another of Sometime Stellar’s challenges : this was my take on this weeks challenge…

He chose blue instead of red

You’ll find the others at https://nicolaauckland.wordpress.com/2016/07/23/sometimes-stellar-storyteller-six-word-story-challenge-41/ – enjoy.

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Brevity Poetry

Six word story challenge

As appearing on : https://nicolaauckland.wordpress.com/2016/07/23/sometimes-stellar-storyteller-six-word-story-challenge-41

This weeks prompt : Mistake

Here’s my Six word Story on the prompt

“He chose blue instead of red”

(Fellow British WordPressers – make of that what you will!)

 

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Acrostic Poetry

Mountain II

Mountain

Many
overcome an
undercurrent of
negativity
to achieve their
aspirations
inspiring
new directions

Moments of brilliance
outstanding talent
upspring from a moment
nastiness bottled
talent doesn’t need this
all great trees need
irrigating to
nurture it