Fulfilling a dream

Theatre of Dreams, Old Trafford

A reminiscence

Watching my first football game

Enchantment on Boxing Day

Seeing young charges, trying to

Outdo the achievements of players and Heroes past

Moving towards the opposition net and

Enjoying the home team score a goal

Back to Normal

#Christmas

The twelth day of christmas is almost here

The decorations waiting to be put back in the box

Till the sound of sleigh bells in December

Resolutions made

Plans prepared

and the room looks like the elves had never visited

meanwhile the evergreens head for the sky

waiting for the springtime trim

and the return of their feathered friends

They say its still Christmas

there’s six weeks or so till lent

but i’m not wishing the season away

the winters not been spent

Happy thoughts

Salford, 20th December

#Writeclub

A piece from write club (it may be the third of Jan – but thats when i wrote it)

The clockwork machine stopped working

Its stylus stopped writing on the paper

As ideas rose in the air like a hot air balloon

The engine wheels moving by minature mice

The cogs grinding away to keep the processes working

As cold air filled the room, frosty particle clung to every crevice and corner

holding each thought icily in its grasp

Signs thought the mice – somethings happening

which made the clockwork machine chime away

happy as can be – Santa’s landed on the office roof!

New Year, New Day

The first post of 2021.

New year in colour – Big Ben at Midnight, splash of colour by inky

I

The hour past

The bells chimed

One year confined to the history books

One year to look forward to

II

Late Nights

Laced with wine, food, drinking and song

Leads to a long nap under the duvet

Lying in on the downward strait to twelth night

III

Promises made – Resolutions

in changing and interesting times

enjoying a feast at the first day of the year, while

some prepare, to head out for bargains

Taking five

#FFFC #Christmas #Gingerbread

Taking five

He escaped the initial onslaught of christmas day

Hiding in plain sight whilst watching the fondant animals

get chomped by all and sundry

now lying in marshmallow luxury

in his grand gingerbread palace

his life clock – short, much like himself

but he’ll enjoy his time till the hot chocolate gets brewed.

Box

#Socs #Box

So,

as you raided the tree

navigating all the pressies to get to your own, did you

take care to check the big red box

at the side of the tree ?

Pleasant surprise

resides inside for you

even the family dog wants you to

see what’s inside

except – though its from santa – theres

no name on the tag….

though theres a pressie everyone will enjoy.

Stollen

Stollen : created from Stock Art in Painnt,

Something seasonal served

traditionally in the festive time

of the twelve days of christmas

like mince pies – they’re filled with fruit, but

like christmas cake – there’s a layer of marzipan in

every icing sugared slice

naughty or nice ? a treat after the christmas dinner

Reflection

#fffc

Girl : Image from Google Images

The Christmas tree lights twinkled

as the girl stared under the tree

bright shiny gifts propped around the base

like supporting stones

expectations fulfilled ? perhaps – but

there was always something that

santa didn’t deliver – leaving an air of disappointment

The Lancashire Elf

The Lancashire Elf

A Christmas Tale for readers of the Inkwell

Happy Christmas Everybody! Inky.

An Elf

Up there in Lapland,
where its Christmas all day
a strange kind of elf,
has decided to play

Santa’s perplexed, as he’s really quite tall
but the other elves round him are having a ball!
When reaching up high, they call for his aid,
and putting toys on high shelves, he’s made the grade

He’s good for woodturning and chopping down wood
and making new toys ? He’s really quite good.
foreman found him in th’forest – and he said he’s for hire
– he comes from a forest – called “Lanky – Shire”

The other elves love him, they think that he’s grand
as their big pal “lanky” gives everyone a hand
and its not just toymaking skills that he’s got
he’s cooking up dinner – he calls it “Hotpot”

And come Christmas eve when the elves they do pack,
“lanky” is there to fill Santa Claus’s sack
This great big elf, makes every kid smile
as he helps dear old Santa go the extra mile

Red

#CYW #Red

I

At one end of the spectrum

warm and inviting, and sometimes hot

when looked at in places

warnings about

when you have to be aware

II

Rich ripe fruit

signal to the gardener

I’m ready to be picked

making their way

into pastries and puddings

or in some cases salads soups and stews

III

Hardly Missed

the first of the primaries

sticking out in the crowd

you couldn’t miss them

highlighting emotion

or even mistakes

IV

Moving at speed

Hard to miss

as it moves through traffic

to save a life

V

Jolly Man with a white beard

sends festive greetings to one and all

with gifts left under the decorated tree

to be opened on the morning

now, have you been naughty or nice ?