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Acrostic Warming Weather

Comfort

#fowc #comfort

Cold weather isn’t nice to be out in, so

on winter days, you’ll find me wrapped up with a

mug of warm hot chocolate in my paws and

furry slippers on my feet – while

outside its snowing and blowing a gale – i’m

reading a book inside, looking out of the window now and then

toasty and warm, away from the cold

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Christmas Fun Holidays

Can you hear the sleigh bells yet ?

Salford, 28th November 2020

I’m not feeling particularly festive at present.

Its Dark and cold outside, as the last of November’s nights draw in

and yes, that means, the run to the festive season has already started

Tomorrow – is “Advent Sunday”, and i’m guessing the advent calendars will be on the walls of every kid in the neighbourhood.

Of course, things are slightly different with a health lockdown in place.

They’ll be lighting the first of the Advent candles at church, but we’ll all be watching from the safety of our computer screens.

I just hope, we’ll either see little blister and the nephews in and around the lifting of lockdown, or we’ll have a “Spring Christmas” when it’s safe to do so.

Perhaps , its the lack of Tinsel and a Tree in the Front Room that’s causing my spot of melancholy…..

<HEX> HEY! – I WANNA SEE THE HOGFATHER!!!!

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(Seems my computer is getting in the Christmas spirit …..)

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Food Fruit

Jam

#Socs #Fridge

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The seal popped

The jar opened

The flavours released

sweetened fruit held in suspension

spread over hot buttered toast

sensations – smell sight and taste – heightened

Warm strawberry tastes

Wild , sweet and welcoming

Tasted with every bite

The rest of the flavours – locked in the jar

kept in a place with the polar bears

for tomorrows crumpet feast

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Character Poetry Water

The Iceberg

#writeclub #challenge

Its floating in the sea

like an unseen Bazooka

Shadows casting over

bright blue water

Birds sing out to

their fishing friends below

Careful all –

Its squeaky bum time!

But out there in the cold

This mountain of ice wails –

I ONLY WANT A HUG

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Drink Food Fruit

Milkshake

Salford, 24th October 2020

#Socs #Milkshake

Maybe its the

illuminating colours i

like about them, but i

keep returning to the coffee shop

slurping them down and

having a marvellous time

allying icecream, banana, and the freshest milk

kept cold in an ice cold frosty refridgerator

enjoyable on any seasonal day

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Acrostic Drink Poetry

Cordial

#Fowc #Cordial

Crafted from the finest grapes, raspberries and blackcurrants

Out of the copper kettle it came

Reinforced with herbs and spices , not forgetting the sugar

Drank in a ceramic mug

It’s something to be enjoyed either hot or cold, but

As its Autumn, and Winter is around the corner

Likelihood is you’ll be warming your fingers around the mug holding it

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Poetry

Change in the weather

Salford, 28th August 2020

The bird’s seem to have got the message

The mercury is in retreat

A nip in the air – you’re feeling

As you’re heading down the street

Clouds of grey are gathering

waiting for their time

to sprinkle their raindrops down on the ground

blocking out the sunshine

And while cold air for autumn

seems to be the norm

our feathered friends have headed off

someplace tropical and warm

Don’t Fret though – as soon as the sunshine burns

those feathered friends, who flew off will return

land with little uns – who will have grew

onto a patch of green grass nearby you

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Poetry

Morning Battle

#Morning #Battle #writeclub

Head stuck under the pillow

Feet reaching for the floor

Toes feeling the cold tingle of wood floor

and making a retreat for the duvet

Rumble of morning traffic

passing by the close by road

engaged in a battle to reach their destination

Formula 1 – but without the engine

Perhaps it was a good idea

Maybe it had to be done

But sticking your head under ice cold water

couldn’t be considered much fun

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Health Life Poetry

Barometer

Salford, 20th January 2020

Bodies like mine, are like
a Barometer – they
react to extremes
of hot and cold – never
mind the big toe test when you
enter the water in the bath
the merest retreat of the mercury is
enough for me to seek out a cure for the
rheumatism in my back, knees, and ankles

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Acrostic Art Poetry

Iceberg

#Writeclub #Iceberg

Iceberg

In the watery depths – it waits
Cold hearted assassin
Engaging its prey
Boats don’t stand a chance…
Even when clad with mighty armour – They’re
Rounded up as they try to escape – and attacked,
Grounded – or Sunk

If wide eyed

Captains don’t open their

Eyes – the crew they work with will get a surprise

Being jostled by the giant of frozen ice

Engaging a giant ? the boat pays a price

Rocking the boat or bashing its hull

Gushing in seawater till the hull , it is full