Aquarium

Acrostic, Water

Salford, 4th July 2019

Aquarium Watercolour by Inky

#Fowc #Aquarium #Fish

A picture of the underwater world

quorums of fish meet up in view of human eyes

under temperature controls

as schools of fish travel around

richly seeded beds of coloured gravel

in search of the fish food, hidden

under each pebble and on each sunken artifact

moving quickly past the glass

District

Acrostic

#FOWC #District

Down in the city

is a network of streets and buildings

some find it puzzling – so

to aid the visiting traveller

regions of the big city have been broken up

in an attempt to make things easier

city dwellers, can’t see these dividing lines though

to them – we all live in the same place

Final Whistle

Football

#fowc #referee #sport #football #rules #ball

It’s a funny old game is Football
You walk for miles down roads and up stairs
to get to those golden ticketed chairs –
then as players take to the field
you wait for the referee to yield –
the man in the middle – you await his call
and for stars on the pitch to start kicking the ball.

Then as it does,
and ball travels back
a flag or a whistle stops the attack
and you lament the official – in yellow blue or black
But in his defence – he follows the rules
and his fellows know their stuff – they’re no fools
So when whistle is signalled and games underway
They’re there to ensure there’s a bit of fair play.

And when defender tackles striker,
and he goes in far too hard.
The Man in the middle gives warning
with a bright yellow coloured card.
And player knows better, to look out instead
as the last thing he wants to see is red!

And when the match is over,
He whistles out to all…
“The match time is now finished –
  That’s the last kick of the ball!”

Inventory

Poetry

#fowc #inventory

It’s a kind of a list

noting down every item – someone

values in their home, or business

each item is different – some big some small

now this is important, when changes occur

taking note of what’s there and what’s not

on occasion, things do need to be

replaced, and it helps to know

your important stuff

Creativity

Art, Arts, Freedom of Expression, Poetry, writing

#freedomofexpression #iscriblr

painting of a harbour on an island. Crete. source: Brian F Kirkham

Creativity

reality is – its your own

expression – you can do it through

a range of forms – music, dance, photography, or art

the choice is really down to you

if you want to make something – do it

versatility is the name of the game

indeed, what you make could be read, listened to, watched or eaten

there’s a host of things you could do to showcase your talent

you never know, if you don’t give it a try