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Poetry

Foreboding

#promptuarium #picture #prompt

It hovered over the mountain

even on the sunniest of days

rainbows never ventured near

And rangers would keep a countin’

the numbers caught up in the loss of rays

as people would just disappear

Local ramblers stay on the ground

while trackers and huskies searched around

but apart from odd footprints – nothing to be found

Was something living up on that high ground

taking the climbers – without a sound ?

till they find out – they’re staying off that mound

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Acrostic Colours Poetry

Muddy Footprints

#CYW #Brown #Wet #Mud #Footprints #Camping

Footprints on wet mud

Camping out in the wilds, has its disadvantages

As the weather can be particularly nasty

Making your way across the field to the washroom as

Persistant little raindrops land on your head

If you gave it some thought – you would have moved the tent

Now everyone will know who disturbed their sleep – as you’re

Going to leave a trail – right up to your tent!

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Poetry

The Journey

#writephoto #thejourney

Salford (via Rochdale and Oldham), 17th August 2019

A Walker on a hill.

a tale of a rambler , by inky for the writephoto challenge

He went a walk with an empty backpack and staff

off to get a loaf of bread

many hadn’t heard from him for days, some

even thought him dead

For his boot prints went on and on

for what others saw as miles

past footpath and valley , hill and dale

and spot of nature where he’d stay a while

enjoying the fine weather

the silence and peace

and wildlife around him

it was a release

Drawing a scene half way up a hill

taking in sunshine and cup o’ tea till

time came to face his fate

coming back home far too late

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Childhood Poetry

In other words – Footprints on the beach

in response to https://patriciasplace.me/2019/07/17/in-other-words-the-beach/

beach sea seashell

three sets of feet – Walking on the Sand

Rendezvous with candy floss

Sweet stuff acquired – but only two pairs of feet

Smaller pair of toes, treated by Big Feet

To a Piggyback

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Beach Holidays

A walk across the sands

#Holiday #Memories

An Impromptu decision

walking across the sands

on the way to dinner

Part of the sands

deep, fast running

and trapped tween the grooves

Another , lapped by the sea

deserted, but for footprints

left by the shoes

Trailing, then disappearing

the route almost visible

on the way to a fish salad

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Character Poetry Weather writing

Intruders

Salford, 21st December 2018

Melanie looked at the living room carpet

Enveloped by four soggy footprints

Local law enforcement scoured the area, but

Terrible thing was … they couldn’t find the culprits

Even the footprints outside could be found , it’s like they

Disappeared in the snow ❄️

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Beach Poetry

Tide

Tide

The tide is coming in

its wiping out the deftly deposited footprints

down shore

enveloping them in sea water

 

The tide is coming in

its tempting little toes

daintily dancing down the sand to

enter its cool waters

 

The Tide is coming in

its cartwheeling shells in its waves and

depositing them on the

edge of the dry bit of the beach

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Holidays Sea Seaside

Footprint

Sinking each of your feet
into warm wet sand
lets mum and dad know
exactly where your little feet
are heading

Occasionally, two pairs of feet
Turn into one pair
as a little one ascends
into the blue for
Piggybacks

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Beach Growing up Places Pleasures Poetry

Impression

impression

Salford (Via Llandudno), 14th June 2017

footprints-in-sand.jpg

Four sets of feet walking in line on the beach

As you follow the line of footprints

Patterns begin to emerge

as footprints snake from east to west

smaller feet seemingly running rings around the big ones

but as we reach the end of the walk

these little feet disappear

washed away by northern water ? – No!

on their way to Fish and Chips

a little one has had his pips

his battery – is a little whacked

so Grandad has given him a piggyback.

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Acrostic Growing up Places Weather Winter writing

Footprints in the Snow

In response to the prompt

Footsteps

Footprint.png

Falling snow, covers the ground

Over hills and more – wind is only sound

On a patch of land – some Y shaped feet

Towards a pond coming down the street

Perhaps they’re on a hunt for some food

Rallying in number – Not being rude

In parallel cyclists head through the snow

Navigating the way to the warmth the go

Towards the house leaving trails with glee

Some little feet – my nephews, heading home for tea!