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Industrial Poetry Water

Crossing

#Bridge #Writephoto

Bridge (Image KLCaley)

They dug a channel

so the goods could get

to the shops quicker

It filled with water

Really Fast

as it was joined up to the sea

The locals weren’t happy

for they couldnt get to their chums

on the other side of the water

Boatmen acting like pirates

put off the bosses

building a ferry landing

so two towers either side

were built by canal men with pride

and the locals were not at all cross

as they had something they could walk across

Categories
Life Parks People Places Poetry

Community

#Writephoto

Community – Image by KL Caley

It takes a lot to build a town

it’s not just bricks and mortar

but all those little things you

occasionally take for granted

The corner shop

The Lollipop Man

The local school

doing the best they can

The Bin Men keeping the local streets clean

and the local parks and gardens green

while gardeners plants the flowers and trees

so little uns can pick as much as they please

Mr Postie delivers the latest news

while mr Policeman looks for traffic and clues

and doctor and nurse makes sure everyone’s fine

while little uns go to their classes in line

And getting us safely from A to B

Mrs Bus Drivers taking us home for our tea

Not before travelling off to the shops so

Visiting Mr Grocer we pop.

Categories
Poetry Transport Travel

Crossing

#fffc #crossing

passing over rail lines

to catch up with the clock

was never a good idea

i’d rather be alive and late

by walking over the crossing

than catching up with the clock

and meeting the grim reaper looking at my own timer

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Travel

One step at a time

#socs #nerve

County Antrim, Northern Ireland

We were on our way to the Giant’s Causeway

walking a path many had taken

high and low points along the way

taking in the scenery and the wonderful views of the coast

till we reached a spot – a humble little crossing

over a crack in the land, that the sea liked passing under

thing is – it was quite a long way down…

so long as you didn’t stray your eyes – you were quite ok.

Carrick – a- rede Rope Bridge (Image from Stock by Inky)

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Poetry

Bridges

A poem by inky, originally appeared on Allpoetry.com

Feel free to tell us your thoughts.

Mariners Canal Bridge, Salford Quays
Mariners Canal Bridge, Created with my old OLYMPUS Digital Camera

They created a crossing
over the river, that bended, bobbed and weaved
gave it nice hot shiny rivets, to hold it together
ending with a lick of paint to make it shiny
then as the builders worked on their plots
houses and houseboats appeared by the canalside
even a big ship or three
resting by the side of the water, so

when a new road was needed
over the water a new crossing went, the
road going over the water with ease. Opened by the
king, queen or some other noble, they noticed the
incredible way the bridges worked aiding
naval ships and big trading vessels to
get from a to b with ease

Categories
Places Poetry

Crossing the divide

Gorge

County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Memories of crossing the Carrick-a-rede rope bridge

carrick-a-rede-bridge.jpg

A rope bridge passing two rocky points in Northern Ireland

Above you, Blue Skies

Below you, the Blue Green waters of the Irish Sea

Feet bobbing up and down as you crossed across the wooden panels

Holding tightly to the ropes as your body went in tandem with the waves

Wobbling up and down

Eyes on the end

Not distracted by the aqua below

Categories
Acrostic Architecture Heritage Historical Industrial Photography Places

Over the bridge

Pedestrian

Trafford_Rd_Swing_Bridge
Detroit Bridge, Anchorage/Erie Basin, Salford Quays

Walking on water ? not exactly as they straddle the Locks , Quays and Rivers

of my home town

never shy of their responsiblity – they get people to their

destination from A to B and back again

easing a walker’s worry they’ll get wet in the water

revolutionary ? in their day necessity ? most definately

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Mariners Canal Bridge, Salford Quays

Categories
Animals Fun Poetry Schooldays

(Zebra) Crossing

Salford, 4th January 2017

in response to the prompt Crossing

Another day walking down Salford’s streets

networks of transport – getting round’s a treat

but something’s made me smile this new year

creating a grin from to ear to ear

Clopping across the tarmacadam covered road

making his way from his towerblock abode

A noble striped horse – on his way to the shops

off to get his tea he pops

Apples and Grains the order of the day

for the zebra and his family – at home and at play

a familiar sight for the locals about

they smile and they wave – they don’t shout

Mr Zebra works all day

whilst Mrs Zebra looks after the kids at play

and kiddie zebras go to school in th’week

playing with friends playing hide and seek

To visitors seeing them – it’s a Great surprise

and some of them seeing zebra on road – cries

“Stop fussing!” say locals – “No need for your bossing…”

“Haven’t you ever seen a Zebra Crossing ?”