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Desert Sand III

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people did not know

where it travelled quickly from

coming in darkness

Mighty chariots

Once painted by the frost

Now covered in sand

Roadsweepers Smile at

Opportunity to build

Coins in the piggybank

While down on the shore

the dunes off the north coast

grew taller a bit

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Garden Nature

Desert Sand

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Drifting in over land and sea

enveloping everything it passes

sand from the sahara travels on the wind

easily passing over land and sea

resting on roofs, cars and even plants

the succulents smile – they’ve seen this before

Soil looking more like blackpool than old trafford

as grains land on the turfs and lawns

notable how the gardener greets it though –

drainage is improved by this helpful visitor

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Garden Nature Outdoors Poetry

Ode to a cactus

Prickle

Cactus

Once only found in Desert sand

a gardener decided to hatch a plan

developing a succelent

that’s happy at home, as well as gardenment

living in pots of sandy soil

whilst in the heat other plants toiled

this funny green plant, just grew away

amusing those in the garden at play

flowering in the sunshine smile

the cactus kept children amused for a while

as they spent the passing hours

counting his blooming colourful flowers

and being shorter than his bigger kind

the cats and dogs they didnt mind

for when their paws did feel a prickle

they smiled – for the cactus – kind of tickled

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Film Media Nature Poetry

Tumbleweed

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A funny little fellow

is the humble tumbleweed

beginning life

in the wind as a seed

 

Dependable in the desert

Guaranteed to sweep up

as it travels making cameo appearances

in every good western

 

Home for the children,

who leave when the moment comes

to follow mum and dad’s footsteps

in front of the film camera

 

Brothers, sisters, cousins, all

travel through desert wind – its rise and its fall

passing through wild west towns, roadsides and rock

resting in fields, and places where animals do flock

 

And as the wind turns, there’s quite a reaction

as tumbleweed moves through the scene

at words of “light , camera, action”

the cowboy film’s fans are more than keen.

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Character Colours Destinations Places Poetry

Desert 🌵 Sand

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winds heading west

took tiny grains of sand

across to Blighty by air

 

the little grains of sand

enjoyed their journey

travelling cross the sea

 

visiting their cousins

by the shore

and playing by the grass

 

navigation towards country

occasionally not right

landing in country fields and city roads

 

resting playfully on lawns , cars, and buildings

and meeting up with old friends

in children’s sand pits

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Nature Outdoors Poetry

Deserted

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In response to the prompt

 

Desert

These sands were once a vibrant place

The waters cool and clear as day

Till someone thought it would be cool

and treat the beach folk as complete fools

They started taking things away

No more could little ones play

and as developers they all did cheer

the lake and waters all disappeared

And so with exceptions of the cactus plants

the underground beetles and squadrons of ants

the sands are no longer a place to play,

for the sands are deserted – there’s now’t else to say.

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Acrostic Creatures Places Poetry

Desert

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Desert

Destination – Sand – for tough animals.

Even the hardiest elephant or

Ship of the desert

Expects a bit of

Relief from

Torrential heat – bring on the rain!