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Colours Fashion Poetry

Subtle

#fowc #subtle

It had to be said, the fashionistas in your crowd

didn’t like you in that shirt

the colour was too deep

for you – they said

But that never stopped you

for the next morning you returned

wearing something new

or so they said

Same shirt, Brighter pants

Subtle changes made them glance

As the girls all cheers your latest style

and the boys all hung round for a while

Categories
Acrostic Poetry Seasons Weather Winter

In retreat

#octpowrimo

winters calling,

in some ways, the mercury retreating was

notably a sign from the thermometer

travelling swiftly toward the bulb

even the food has changed from salads to

roasts and shepherds pie

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Acrostic Poetry Weather

Waiting for the springtime

17th March 2018

Sat in the toolshed on St Patricks Day

Noting the barometer turned

Over from Frosty to warm

When all of a sudden the mercury goes into

Fast flowing freefall

And white powdery masses

Land like leprechauns

Lightly covering rooftops and cars

Categories
Home Inspiration Nature Parks Places

Gone

Salford, 3rd January 2017

in response to the prompt

Gone

The streets I knew have long since gone

covered up by flagstones and tarmac.

Veterans of those halcyon days

now sit broken tween two sets of fenceposts

 

Communities cast off

to towering islands

boxed up accommodation

piled up to the sky

 

Old friends apart

separated by miles

distanced by development

making moneymen smile

 

And newcomers have

no sense of history

except for the old hall to the west

with its gardens and trees

 

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Acrostic Autumn Nature Poetry Seasons Weather Winter

The Cruellest Month

#Blogging101

#Napowrimo #weather #seasons #autumn #acrostic #nature

 

Of the twelve, I see October as the worst

Coming after September, it’s when the winds begin to brew

The trees lose their leaves, turning brown, blossoms die away

On the floor they lie, bereft – victim of an attack

Brought by winter’s messenger – autumn

Every animal and feathered friend forced to flee from

Relentless onslaught of wind rain and hail.