Bag O’Sweets

Poetry

Open up your bag and round

a quarter of sweets for half a pound a drumstick lolly that’s hard to beat lemon drops for a special treat chocolate footballs and fizzy drops the magic candy that fizzes and pops cola bottles and sherbet tubes candied shrimps and pineapple cubes Now , don’t eat them all now, they’re a treat, we agree but eat them all and you wont eat the fish and chips for your tea!

In Flight

Animals, Birds, Poetry

Salford 26th August 2017

The aviators are circling again

looking for a suitable place to rest

whilst the sun is high in a northern sky

 

Gliding from roof to roof

checking out the pickings

in lined up gardens

 

Unafraid and Unabashed

to businesses back yards they’ll pip

for some chucked out fish (or stray chips)

 

Or land in someones home back yard

looking in food bins for some fish from a tin

or filleted bones that’s been left there in

Quite a caper!

Eating, Food, Pleasures, Poetry

fishnchips

Caper

Harry Ramsdens, Old Trafford, Manchester

one saturday afternoon in May

mum and dad are down at little sisters – so here i am

eating a plate of cod and chips in the sunlight of a Manchester Summer

Haddock cant beat this combination

over the fish the tartar sauce goes

my tastebuds going wild for the tang

expectations going haywire

Hey – there was something there – unexpected

out of that lemony zing – a salty blast

maybe its being by the canalside – but then

even the restaurant cat knows – chef has added capers to his sauce

Zingy!

Acrostic, Food

Zing!

Zesty yellow lemons 🍋

infuse a certain something, when

navigating the crispy coating of a cod or plaice

got to admit .. its fresh in flavour,

yes .. I will have some more!

 

zingy red chilli 🌶

is just the thing, when bringing out the flavour of 🍖

Note though, add to much and you can ruin a dish.

great Scott!  It brings the heat to a 🍛

yet without it, they always seem tame

Read all about it!

Acrostic, internet, News, TV

In response to the prompt
Newspaper

Now, here’s something

Everyone’s taken aback by the news today

When you go to the shop to pick up your paper – it might not be there

Some bright spark in Fleet Street would rather you use your

Personal device via “The web”.

All in a vain attempt to be one step ahead of the TV,

Press hacks aren’t happy as their work is consigned to history (and the fish shop)..

Expect a few rumbles from this idea

Reactions from those on the front page – definitely mixed

Fish – Acrostics

Acrostic, Fishing, Food, Poetry

Freshly caught in the deep icy seas

In the Arctic

Sailing toward the nearest Fish shop and Fries

Heaven…

 

For every kid in school

is waiting for the Friday and

servings of fish fingers, chips and tomato sauce

(home made of course!)

 

For every free fish

is the unlucky plaice or sole

soon to be served in posh restaurants with

hollandaise sauce.

 

Flotsam and Jetsam – caught

in a passing net,

Seared in a pan and served up as the

House special

 

For each fish caught

is waiting a portion of chipped potato

served up with salt, vinegar, and mushy peas

Horseradish, anyone ?