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Acrostic

Start of a New Day

Greeting me beyond the curtains

long bright line of sky

of course, the sun isn’t full in the sky yet

when it is look forward to seeing the blue

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Animals Cats Character Poetry

Rolling on in

Salford, Monday 4th May

It’s early morning, as i rise

and the street is busy to my surprise

for waking up the chorus (Dawn)

a pussy cat, a little forlorn

He’d spent his time, with his pals last night

playing around under the street lights

but now Ra is up, it has to be said

this furry old cat wants in for his bed

His stomach is full, thanks to a friend on the street

corned beef from a can – a most tasty treat

but his thoughts turned to breakfast, as on street he did play

so off to the garden , he began to make way

And up is his owner, so he’s through the back door

and slowly he goes off to his bed on the floor

so while humans are out, with meetings they keep

our furry old pussycat, is in bed, sound asleep

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Acrostic Poetry

Together

Sun bobbing down the horizon – photo provided by sue vincent

#Writephoto #together

They’re quite a team – the Sun and the Moon

On the whole they’re quite phenomenal

Giving the people that live on Mother earth, summat to look at

Each day they work either side of this blue jewel

The Sun giving light to one half while the Moon shines on the other

Helping fishermen land their catches, and Night workers to find their way home

Earth helping both by turning around

Rotating to catch the light

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Poetry

Monochrome II

Ordsall Park, Salford in Monochrome (Image: Brian F Kirkham)

#Octpowrimo #Black #Cyw #Grey #Greyscale

A rainbow of colour bled dry

leaving more than fifty shades of grey

Night and day coming together

replacing colour with something a bit more definite

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Character Poetry

Horizon

Horizon

It’s that bit, where the sky meets the sea

the place where sun and moon go up and down

to tell the difference tween day and night

an elusive fellow by nature

as he looks so far away when you look at him

by the time you think you’ve got to where he is

he’s either ten miles in front – or stood behind you

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Acrostic Animals Uncategorized

Underdog

Underdog

Unusual for the runt of the litter to be top of the pile

Not used to being top of the tree

Destiny wasn’t really set out for this dog, but

Expect a surprise, for while you write him off this

Right little talented animal is

Doing his thing in front of the tv judges – and

Of course – there’s one of them who’s looking for “That special act”

Got to agree – every dog, has it’s day

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Character Pleasures Treats

Happy Winnie-the-pooh day!

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Wednesday 18th January 2017

I’ll be posting another piece from my notebooks later, but I’ve just been informed – c/o my Facebook and Twitter feeds…that it’s Winnie-the-pooh day.

and being an ardent Ursinian (that’s a fan of the Great Bear) – I thought i’d share this as it popped up on my public feed…. Pooh and one of the bees from the honey tree 🙂

Given I’ve been entitled to doing something special for an hour in the day – I might just peruse my big book of Winnie the pooh stories – by AA Milne, and enjoy a little something sweet while i’m reading it…

Have a great day folks!

 

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Fire Fireworks Life Nature Outdoors Parks Places Poetry

Scorched Earth…

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A poem by Inkdropk in response to the prompt
Scorched

 

The park grass in Greater Manchester looked a little different

November 6th 2016

The morning after the night before

when children watched with awe

at the colourful spectacle

appearing in front of enlightened eyes

The air laced with the smell of Gunpowder

Guido Fawkes’ ghost smiling away

Cinders of wood sit in  circles

where warming flames once stood

there’s now stillness, smoke and silence

in the early hours of a cold winters day

as dampened embers force out

The last traces of the bonfires life

a large black and silvery circle

set in a sea of green

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Astronomy Life Nature

Unstoppable

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this first line is now history..

That is a fact.  For until a timelord lands in Salford tomorrow morning and plonks his TARDIS on the front lawn, I will be another day older when the sun rises in the morning.

The planets and moons will still turn around our sun and the flora and fauna that live on the blue earth will still carry on in their various systems of life on this diverse planet.

People will go about their daily lives, and the Wildlife will still live on in the forests and lakes around us.

The tides will go in and out, crabs and other shellfish will pop on the shore to say hello…seagulls woodpigeons and geese will continue their never ending battle with day trippers to grab a fallen piece of a fish and chip supper…whilst cats and dogs look on in envy as they patrol their street in the towns.

And all the time the earth will keep spinning.  As the day moves along clouds and skies will shift.  There may be rain, there may be sunshine – get them together – you might see a rainbow if you a lucky enough.

Then as the sun changes colour slightly and veers down the horizon – heading for the other half of the world, out pops the moon , the planets and the stars

Living by the busiest road in Europe – I still hear the rumble of wheels on Tarmac, but the night skies offer a newer scene with the characters that live up in the northern sky

On a clear night you can see all the constellations with the naked eye in my hometown.  Orion, the plough and all the zodiac animals all pop up to say hello – and whilst i’m watching the stars – someone on the other hemisphere of earth is waking up to a brand new day.

And the earth keeps on turning…

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Character Poetry Spooky

Shadow v.2

Shadow

Appearing upon the arrival of the summer sun

following you everywhere you go

casting its presence across rocky headland, and ocean floor

it loves the sunshine and eats it up

but disappears from view upon the sight of grey skies

he rises upon cliffs and stretches across sand

attached to you – he’s one of a kind

only disappearing when the sun goes down

reappearing upon the moon’s arrival