Celebration

Acrostic, Freedom of Expression

Another piece from Inky, in response to richa’s Freedom of Expression Challenge

Crack open the party poppers, for its an

Extra special day today

Lots of people are coming to share in

Excitement, in honour of somebody who’s having a really significant

Birthday….

raise the roof

and dance till you drop….

tell the celebrant how loved they are

on their very special day – and

never forget to enjoy yourselves too!

Cloaked

Acrostic, Technology

Cloaked

Could that new fangled coloured box, be that must have games machine you’ve been

Looking at in the newspapers and magazines all year

Over every review, it supposedly beats the competition hands down

As you are lined up with your friends, the gossip

Keeps on growing – as to what is inside it

Expectation grows as well – until the

Drapes are lifted and the secret is out.

Billy the Conqueror

Childhood, Fun, Poetry, Schooldays, Tale

Conquer

 

Could it be fate, that

at 11.06 a new king of the schoolyard was crowned ?

In a Hastings school conquest with the town folk watching

Harry saw his hopes and dreams shatter

into a hundred different pieces

over the tarmac floor

But unlike his namesake – he didn’t get any in his eye

Putting the bootlace back in his pocket

he sought reflection, under a nearby Horse chestnut tree

Maidens hearts fluttered as the crowd jumped and cheered

whilst lads in the playground greatly revered

the conker as hard as a diamond….

and its owner – William – the Conkeror!

A small note from inky…readers might be curious on the time in the piece….1066 transposed on a digital clock…and there’s 60 mins in an houršŸ˜‰

Local

Home, Outdoors, Parks, Places, Pleasures, Poetry

 

Local

Location : Ordsall Park, Salford, UK

Call it a Green Island in a Sea of Concrete

A good place for a football game

Trees of varying type scatter this wonderous island of Green

swings and climbing frames keep youngsters amused

whilst older kids send footballs into the northern air

as the local wildlife watches on in amusement

around each tree – signs of life

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fallen treasures from the ConkerĀ Tree and Hazel

Furry sweet chestnuts piled by the tree

(Look out for the Wildlife!)

as juggernauts pass on the nearby road

Four seasons contained on this glorious green

Taking in the sun by a tree in spring and summer

Colours of leaves constantly changing.

Winds of autumn swirling whilst bowlers are playing

Lets release our Kite – and watch its colours fly.

Golden Moments

Sport

In another place, whilst I eat my tea

Our brave athletes are going for victory

flying round tracks and fields of all kind

focused on goals in body and mind

Prepared for the task – with targets in hand

strategies made – and races planned

Zeus watches on as the events unfold

as Britain goes hunting for Bronze, Silver or Gold

And as world meets in Rio to follow the race

The athletes are focused on the first, second, third place

So as flame it burns – give the athletes a cheer

as medals are won and old records – disappear.

A City United

Art, Art Gallery, Arts, Football, Places, Sport, Sports

As a sporting Volunteer in the county, I’ve had the honour of helping out at some great venues throughout Greater Manchester.

CoMsImp

Manchester City – Etihad Stadium (c) Brian F Kirkham

This painting was created in Corel Painter Essentials by me.

 

It’s of the City of Manchester Stadium (or as the Manchester City Fans now know it, The Etihad).Ā  The current home to Manchester City Football Club and the site of the Commonwealth Games Athletics Competition in 2002…I’ve helped out here on a number of occasions as an Event Volunteer.Ā  Favourite moment ? Helping out at the UEFA Cup Final when Glasgow Rangers played Zenit St Petersberg of Russia.

Nearby is the Regional Athletic Arena – which hosts major athletic events in the summer season.Ā  As a member of Sale Harriers Volunteer Squad, I assist judges with Marking and retrieving items during field competition.

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Manchester United – Old Trafford StadiumĀ (C) Brian F Kirkham

 

This second painting was created in Adobe photoshop and is of Old Trafford Football Ground – Home to Manchester United Football Club and one of the venues used at the 2012 Olympic Games during the Football Competition.Ā  I was a team leader for the ambassadors lining the route to the stadium on this one.Ā Saved one or two taking on Manchester’s Rush Hour to get to the stadium.Ā  Cheers, Chants, Vuvuzelas and songs – all in support ofĀ the world’s best playing in Manchester – for Olympic Gold

And my favourite fans I greeted to the stadium ?Ā  Has to be the Brazilian Team!

Pacman

Acrostic, Video Games

I’ve been looking over my notebooks, and found this particular acrostic – I wrote it whilst I was undergoing tests recently at Salford Royal Hospital…(Don’t worry folks – i’m fine!) – I wrote scribbles to pass the time away whilst investigations took place.

Passing through Mazes

At lightning speed

Collecting dots and power pills which

Make the ghosts in the Maze – Disappear

As you eat – quick as lightning

Note though – the ghosts bite back!

The old toy shop

Childhood, History, Photography, Toys, Victorian

Radcliffes Toy shop Lark Hill Place Salford Art Gallery

Radcliffes Toy shop
Lark Hill Place
Salford Art Gallery

As you walk into Lark Hill Place,

and head over limestone and cobbled space

at the end of the street, something catches young eyes

in Radcliffe’s toyshop there on by

Stuffed toy animals, puzzles and blocks

Snakes and Ladders, and marbles from rocks.

Noah’s ark, animals – punch and judy too

Made for the kid who’s after summat new.

Whipping tops provide a young lad with a smile,

whilst saving his pocket money for a brief while

praying that Santa will deliver of course

a brand new and wonderful bright rocking horse

But for now he’ll play marbles wi’ kids on the street

and then after chores head to shop forĀ a treat

then he’ll play with his animals on the step or in th’park

before heading for bed – just before dark.