Ring

#Socs #Ring

the noise of many things in the house

from the alarm clock that wakes you in the morning

to the egg timer ensuring your boiled egg is just right

and you daren’t miss the noise of some bells

no matter how noisy it is

the bells of the bakelite phone?

it’s your reletives on the end of the line – waiting to say hello

WiFi

#wifi #fowc

Salford, 13th March

An acrostic on WiFi technology in response to fandangos one word challenge

Wireless….

It’s like your stereo, but it’s much more

Fun….particularly if you like gaming

It allows you to move around with your devices

World Wide Web

In the palm of your hands

For the time you need

Instant information

Wondering around

In the great outdoors, whilst

Following the goings on at home on

Instagram, Facebook, and twitter

Where would we be without this technology?

Internet and telephone

Fixed into the wall….dial up networks ?

It’s not fun at all…you’re waiting forever to connect

Message in a bottle

Bottle

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The green glass container

landed with a bump on the sands

The sea, tired of its presence

 

No fine wine or olive oil here

but something more precious

a message for someone special

 

Sent in hope than anticipation

dropped into blue waters

floating off towards land

 

Time remains – and Questions Unanswered

Did message reach intended target ?

Or is he (or she) ? combing the shore ?

Connected

Connected

Two tin cans

enable two small friends

to talk across a field of green

via a piece of string

The two tin cans

are replaced next morning

by little walkie talkie things

they talk to mum and dad

and as they talk

voices travel

through field and over hilltop

carried across telephone posts

Whilst letters travel,

as fast as light

converted into numbers and

sent by a web

Learning thru life

In response to Daily Post Prompt
Learning

24th August 2016
Building blocks of life,

Everyone knows, they have to be taught

Going from crawling to walking – now that is a biggie

Indeed, the very skill of balance is one to be mastered

Next, comes the art of communication – language that comes later, letting

Nanna or Grandad know you want changing is the second step

In getting about the house,

Next – its mastering those things called forks and spoons – a messy job

Going to school ? a doddle to navigating the living room and tying those boots.

 

Spare Coins

In response to the prompt Spare

Salford, 28th May 2016

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“Buddy, can you spare a dime ?”

Coins – they’re a wonderful thing

I can remember – as a small lad – being able to make a short ten minute conversation on the phone , all by feeding the BT box that powered the phone two pence pieces.

The phone box?  on the Corner in Tamworth Walk

The recipient ?  Grandad’s House across the road in Napier Street.

Salford seemed a much bigger place then –

10p – price of a mixed bag of sweets, sherbet drops to candied mice.

Now we’re in the age where that self same bag now costs a pound to purchase – it makes me struggle to see where we’ve got to – for i’d get change out of buying a comic out of that

but then they made the money different…the pound note became a coin and suddenly every single price was going up because of it

If I happen to see a lowly penny piece on the floor – abandoned – i’ll pick it up for as a wiser man than me once said

“The streets of your home city are paved with gold”

….Not Gold exactly – but copper and silver’s just as rewarding.