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Poetry

Antique

#Writephoto #Antique

I

A room full from wall to wall

of old things

Aged but still in style

looking for a new house

to call home

II

Leather or Suede

on Mahogany legs

style well with any table, like

that one in the window

III

Sitting in the grand surroundings

of the antique shop

furniture sits in their assembled spots

awaiting a customer to buy it

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Home Poetry

Tree House

#MLMM

Photo credit Michael Mehrhoft

Moving into a tree house

seemed such a good idea at the time

Wooden furniture,

Natural Carpets

Clockwork Television

being one with mother nature

only problem was

bringing the lawnmower into the lounge

to keep the living space clean

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Poetry Technology

Making the pieces fit

#fowc #modular

I

To keep the prices down

The chair and desk you are sitting at

Take a different form from the one in the showroom

They all fit flat to fit in the back of the car and

There’s a handy little hexagonal key – to help you fix

The pieces together

II

Technology is a funny thing….

They’re handing out computers in the form of kits

To the school children in Technology class

There’s a main board and lots of little add ons

to connect to it

there’s smiles all round – with lights and sounds galore

III

The strange thing about all of this –

there’s always one piece of the electric jigsaw

that doesn’t seem to fit

tweeks and turns you’ll try to get it in the box

then it’ll go back in the box – the cardboard one – for its not on the instructions

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Poetry

The chair

(with a nod to Sir Spike Milligan)

They took a chainsaw

to an elderly resident of the forest

where it ended up on a journey

to a woodcutters yard

The tree in its prime

rose high into the air

a resting place for aviators

on their way to other shores

but now its been chopped

shaped and reformed

it’s children – look different to the tree

deformed

and they’re asked by the

craftsman’s son or daughter

“Why’d you chop down that big tree

To make me look shorter ?”

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Home Poetry

Life in Boxes

I

They’re everywhere

in every street where there’s a

spare space

colourful boxes

with fancy designs on them

don’t be distressed

this ain’t no graffiti

it’s “State 0f the art livin'” in the “Modern metropolis”

II

Built up? Hardly

Supersized sardine tins – stacked

like jenga

the occupants – can see for miles

all the fancy landmarks

and inside the boxes – more and more boxes

holding your clothes, your books, electronics and games

III

The clothes get stored away – they’ll be out soon

The food goes in the boxes round the cooker

The pots pans and dishes – in a box by them

While the meat and milk stay cold by a box in the corner

IV

Flat pack furniture – and your supersized tv

find space in the empty box used for living

box stereo plays hide and seek

near a lamp by the sofa

V

And when there’s no room

in your oversized box – what do you do? Head

roadside to put the things out of boxes

In another box

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Poetry

Mahogany

Mahogany (Redwood)

Maybe its the deep red colour

as you stare at its grain that makes your

heart fall for the piece

of furniture its made from

great pieces of indian redwood

are carefully crafted into

naturally flowing tables and chairs

year upon year – as old is replaced by new in the forest

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Colours Poetry

Indigo

Indigo paint powder – image from wikipedia

#cyw #indigo

It’s a colour known for its position on the rainbow

nestled between its brother , blue and its sister, violet

definately making a statement on the home furnishings front

in fabrics, curtains, sofas and carpets

garments too – brought to life by this deep dark purply blue

only – don’t call it blue – its got its own character

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Acrostic

Top

#Fowc #top

There’s a reason why they put this label on boxes

Of course, you know why this is – so that when you open it

Pieces of the puzzle (the table you bought) – don’t get lost

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Colours Poetry

Burnt Sienna

Salford, 15th September

#CYW #BurntSienna

I recall a leather chair

the smell of it as I sat in it in the morning

it’s sound as I got my back into its folds

it squeaked – like a mouse looking for food

Looking out beyond the glass

in a warm seat

looking out for snowmen

beyond the garden fence

Sitting there quietly

watching the snowflakes

fall to the ground

whilst warming my hands on a hot mug

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Garden Industrial Nature

Stumped!

Salford 13th July 2017

Stump

The powers that be

planted big deciduous trees

in the grounds of a locality

so it would look nice

for the men with money

 

The local kids – loved it

Playing games under the leaves

and climbing up high on the branches

getting a view of the boaters

on the watery basin

 

Change of heart

led to a start

where wood was taken apart

for parts of a chair

the kids – they just stared

 

Returning to the scene

of the crime extreme

either side of the lane

stumps of wood – showing grain

and locals anger does mount – all kids do is count

 

For what was the point

of cutting down a grand high tree

that caused no problems for any of thee

when all the wood from tree that’s bought

just goes into a chair – that makes you look short ?