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Cycling

Going Manual

#FFFC

Walking down the path

People found it odd

the cyclist ambling down the paved road

on two feet

Smiling as she walked

on the wet paving stones

and occasionally – splashing in puddles

When asked why

she wasn’t riding through town

her answer was simple

her helmet was back at the velodrome

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Poetry

tippy toes

#socs #bodyparts

tippy toes

toddling down stairs for a

tasty treat or two

ten little tippy toes

taking care i don’t fall over

travelling down the street

ten tippy toes

telling you about

the warmth or coldness of

terrafirma below

taking socks and shoes off or putting

those warm slippers on

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Beach

Ebb and Flow

#sea #seaside #waters #shells #seaweed

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

The sea played with the man on the beach

as he walked along the sand

blue turning to sky blue then white

to catch the sun worshipper and give him a fright

But after a while the man came up to the sea

in an attempt to dip his toes

he put his feet into the blue

and in an instant froze

for while on the sand, the air was warm

the water instead, was not

it was like a bowl of ice cubes

and he was rooted to the spot

the hermit crabs signalled to the oncoming sea

about the beachcombers feet

and then in an instant

the sea beat a retreat

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Abstract Poetry

Up / Down

#Socs #Up #Down

I

The sky and stars are yours

rising to new heights

where you want to go

is all up to you

maybe one day

you’ll make it to the moon

II

Keeping your feet on

Terra Firma – was always

your best idea – sinking your feet

down into nice warm sand

The moon is nice

from a seat by the sea

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Poetry

Stuck in the Mud

You thought it would be easy,

ignoring all the hallows

crossing the river as you did

safe (so you thought) , in the shallows

the water was cool and slow

as you dipped your toes in fast

but as you crossed to the the other side

you found yourself aghast

For the soft brown mud, at the bottom of the bank

your feet were stuck, and quick it sank

for round your feet, the mud it wrapped

and for now, your feet were trapped

Categories
Accidents Acrostic Poetry

steps

#writephoto

Steps : Image for writephoto by Jemima Pett

Sailing up and down any stairwell – isn’t as easy as you think

Tumbling down stairs is easily done – if you don’t look where you’re going

Even the shortest of steps can make you fall, so attention needs to be made

Position your feet in the right spot – and watch your acceleration

Someone might be coming down as you are going up – take care

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Colours Poetry

Tickle me pink

#CYW #Ticklemepink

Baby feet (Image:clker.com)

Ten little chubby toes

in happy movement

cheers and giggles of joy

kept amused as they count them on their

little feet

excitable laughter builds

Categories
Poetry

Restless

#wwp #napowrimo #restless

Photo by Asad Photo Maldives on Pexels.com

Sat on paradise island

itchy feet wants to get moving

the island in distance

seems a much nicer one

Categories
Animals Art Poetry

Furry

Salford 1st July 2020

#writeclub #monsters #poetry #kidspoetry

as part of my write club challenges, i wrote a piece about a “Monster” with claws and teeth and horns – more like a caterpillar with 100 Feet!

(Anyone with kids remember a Lotsa-Lotsa-Leggs ? 🙂 )

Caterpillar – doodle of a toy by inky.

I know , you know its not halloween

but i’ve got to tell you about this thing i’ve seen

snaking round Salford’s streets

with over a hundred colourful feet

A fluffy centipede , orange fur, purple hair

grown ups walking past they stare

at multi coloured spikes on his back

they move on quickly – in case of attack

If they had thought – they’d would have seen

those spikes were just fur

he want’s something to munch on

to sleep and to purr

And who does he bump into ? – our neighbours cat

who gives him some room in the upstairs flat…

so before going to bed, he eats leaves and shoots

resting on a mat, his hundred or so boots

And during the dusk, you’ll see them both play

with a ball made of wool – in a particular way

playing under the moon and having some fun

and enjoying a nap – when the day has begun

Categories
Abstract Nature Places Poetry

Causeway

#Writephoto #Causeway

Causeway (Image by SC Vincent)

Created as a path across the water

a stretch of sand , gravel or road

usually gets wet when the tide comes in or

sea or river levels rise

especially after really bad storms

when that happens – its advisable to take

another route – or else

you’ll do more than get your feet wet!