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Character Childhood Toys

Rescued from the reject bin

Salford, 17th November 2017

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Imperfection

A little dusty here or there

his coat could do with a mend

stuffing coming from a paw

this old bear needs a friend

 

See all the animals are off to the shops

apart from those that look like they’ve been dropped

now little bear, he wouldnt really mind

if the factory would be a little bit kind

 

A button for his jacket

and some thread for his paw

and a chance to be hugged

nothing less, nothing more

 

But just as factory is being shut down

a little lad is being shown round

over by bin – he sees the bear’s frown

and little bears luck is turned around

 

For in days to come, what fun there will be!

With new tops and buttons – and teddy bears teas…

He may be imperfect – said the boy as he roamed

but he’s my favorite bear – as they head off for home!

 

 

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Acrostic Food Poetry Seasons Weather Winter

Winters creep

Summers days seem to be shortening,

As the light gets darker in the sky

Up in the clouds, winter is playing

Seeding them with creations

All designed by himself, and delivered by the

Great winds, of east and west

Expect a drop in the mercury and

Something tasty to keep you warm

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Acrostic Character Food Fruit Fun Life Poetry Sweets

Lollipop

Lollipop

#CFFC #LetterL #Lollipop

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Lieutenant (or inspector ?) sits on the corner

of Trafford and Regent Road

looking out for

local hoods

its possible – he could have had a sugar rush

playing around with his favourite sweet

on occasion making eyes with the

popular girls walking by – “who loves ya baby?”

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Art Industrial Photography Poetry

Galvanised

Salford, 21st January 2017

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Formed to hold things together –

keeping the cogs of the machine going,

the humble six sided nut, and his mate the bolt

have quite a creative side to their partnership.

watch in awe –  as the mighty pair … mimic michalangelo

turner or Lowry in the shapes and pictures ,

occasionally coming to life

with a photographer’s eye

 

 

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Acrostic Colours Food Fruit Poetry

Vivid Fruit

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#CYW #ColorYourWorld #VividTangerine

Take it from me – tangerine – You’re eyecatching

Albeit you’re smaller than your cousin the orange –

Not the first fruit they go for when they head for the

Greengrocers – but that’s just it.

Easy to peel – the kids all love you

Reactions to your appearance in a lunchbox ?

Instant Smiles all round

Not going to win prizes for your size – but

Expect a grin to appear upon your arrival

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Character Holidays Poetry

Suitcase in a hall

a character piece of poetry, from my pages at allpoetry.com

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Waiting,
As they run around I sit here…
It’s part of the job
Taking five until the cab arrives
I watch them as they dash about
Note however…. as they run… I’m ready to
Go to our destination

 

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Character Drink Food Poetry

Percolate

Percolate
Born in the Sun

Saved from Birds – Red Blue and Yellow

The humble little coffee bean

is a hardy fellow

 

Grown in the warmth

of a plantation

with 50,000,000

brothers and sisters

 

picked from its parent

it travels for miles

travelling in bags

with no room to smile

 

asked to improve

the heated aqua

and roasted within

an inch of its life

 

Life force captured

in three sizes of cup

and then the final insult

the drop of milk and sugar

 

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Character Humour Photography Toys

Adventures in LEGO world

Location : Brain and Spinal Injury Centre, Salford UK

16th November 2016

I’ve had fun this morning at BASIC’s photography session.

It was a still life session with a difference – using a Racing Bike and some little toy characters

Framed with a backdrop provided by our leader and tutor Maggie.

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Here’s the bike we used for the shots 🙂

I came armed with my Sony DSC-300 and my Xperia Phone as backupdsc_0014_1

A Close up of the spokes on the wheel

While I was taking the shots – I heard a tiny voice in the classroom….

“HELP!!!” he yelled

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A little Lego Man – dropped through the sky (ok…it was the background curtain…)

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He Landed on the wheel…

balancing

Before landing on one of the Bicycle Pedals….

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Upon Closer Inspection of our photography subject – we found he wasn’t alone! 🙂

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Stuck by the Brake pads 🙂

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Clothes Fashion Poetry

Honesty

The Mirror Crack’d

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder

but a world without mirrors ?

It would be like heaven and hell had fallen on earth

as illusions of divinity – shattered

 

pictures captured by brush not box

and barbers taking time over women’s (and men’s locks)

“You really look good!” They’ll all say

Not mentioning the topic – your hairs going grey

 

And fashion be judged by crowds by a look

as you wander around in a dress off the hook

the salesman smiled – as he took your cash

but opinions from others – are honest but rash

 

“Too hell with it!” you yell “I like it!” you say

but banana coloured trousers with shirt pink and grey ?

You’ll say – “It’s the fashion – what they’re wearing”, Of course

(Forgetting you’re dressed like a pantomime horse)

 

So as you walk away – wearing clothes with a smile

people say nothing – and laugh after a while

at the fashion statement – you just had to buy

that if in the mirror you’d seen – it’d just make you cry

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Art Industrial Photography Poetry

Musical Fixings

A piece for the prompt

Transmogrify

Left over bits from the scrapyard,

Bits from a box full of fixings.

Nuts and bolts mingle with springs and old allen keys,

brought together on a square by the craftsman –

bringing a magical musical fellow to life.

No need to go nuts for your previous existence

play us a tune – jazzy little man