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Poetry

Round in Circles

#Circles #roundabout #Salford #Fowc

Roundabout, Pendleton, Salford – Image : BF Kirkham

Heading off on a journey ?

enjoy the trip

a ride you haven’t enjoyed since you were young

driving round and round

in a vain attempt to find the right road out

noted you thought you knew the right direction –

going to be dizzy when you finally find the right exit

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Industrial Poetry

Iron

#fowc #iron

Rock in the mountain

fractured and hived out for years

for precious metal

heated up and formed

into many different

household objects

Heavy Metal in

sight of the green grasses

keeping the pets in

hardened metal ore

what’s its own achilles heel ?

coming from the clouds

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Poetry

Platform

#Fowc #platform

Lancaster Railway Station (Print from Stock Image by Inky)

Perched on a bench – sat by a

line….waiting

as the station announcer

tells you over the tannoy, that your train isn’t arriving

for another forty minutes

on the plus side….the cafeteria is nearby so you can

ravish your teeth on another British Rail Pastry

moment to enjoy while you wait….

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Poetry

Outline

A draft of idea

getting what you want on paper

without going into any great detail

the first bone of a skeleton

that forms over time

will it end up on the gallery wall ?

time will tell

but the recepticle by your right hand side

is ready to receive it should you change your mind

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Acrostic Emotions

Rage

#fowc #Rage

Red Mist descending

as the bull has the red rag rustled in front of it

got to admit – its a bit foolhardy

engaging the switch that early

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Character Health Life Poetry

Fortitude

#fowc #fortitude

It’s that thing that’s ultimately unique to you

despite your troubles, your aches

your problems or pains

you still manage to get through the day

all in a kind, and friendly way

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Cooking Food Poetry

Dough

#fowc #Dough

Down in a corner of the kitchen

Over by the bread bin and

Under a tea towel

Great things are happening – the bread’s beginning to prove

Hot ovens await, and butter and jam soon after

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Acrostic Childhood

Squeegee

#fowc #squeegee

Someone’s idea of being Alan Sugar for a day

qualified ? hardly….but we were definitely equipped

up to our eyeballs in sponges, window mops and

extremely soapy water.

each car getting the full wash

gratefully receiving payment for the work we did

everyone making sure each car was bright as a button for

each of us got a share of the takings.

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Poetry

Globe

#Fowc #Napowrimo

Going round the world, before the age of space

Local merchants from London to Madrid thought earth flat as a pancake

On some occasions, they said they’d fall off the edge

Before the scientists took the flat- earthers map (treated it like an orange)

End result ? something that looks a little more round

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Life

Hectic

Salford 19th April 2020

Too many things going on

Too many many people wanting your attention

Too many jobs on that “To-do” list of yours

Things landing on you at breakneck pace

Things you have to run and chase

Things you would rather not have to face

Time moving quickly – no time to stop

Time on a schedule – targets can’t flop

Time to be valued – not after you drop