Time travel

Beach, Growing up, Memories, Photography

#Promptuarium #Photo Album


The Sands of time seem to pass
so slowly when you’re young
the cogs in the clock
seem like they don’t even move

And yet, sat with your nephews
on the big comfy sofa
you watch time go back
almost in an instant

Moments of fun
spent as a child
creating lines of sandcastles
on a northern beach

Decorations of seashells
and seaweed – covering the scene
as you and your pals
from down the street – enjoy an icecream

And faces gone – but not forgotten

look as fresh as the day the camera captured

the day little feet took a cautious dip

into northern waters

In the kitchen

Animals, Cats, Growing up, Poetry
Cat Sleeping in a kitchen
the prompt

It’s not easy when you’re little
the obstacle course
of the family house
can be treacherous
at the best of times

And after you wake up from your bed
if your mum isn’t there
you wait for what seems like
another lifetime
for your owner to appear

So while i wait for breakfast
i’ll enjoy another catnap
with my catnip mouse
and ball of wool
in the corner of the kitchen

Roots

Garden, Growing up, Home, Life, Memories, People, Poetry

A response to the prompt Roots

by Brian F Kirkham for the Inkwell

Salford 8th May 2017

Like any other little seed,

you need time to grow

grasp the air

spread some branches

And when the time is right

charged with energy and excitement

you’ll take your own flight

before landing on the soil of your choice

But remember your past

for the time will have passed

and contemplate the time

passed through movement and rhyme

for its time to develop

and grow new shoots

but dont forget family

the place of your roots

Pink Carnation

Colours, Flowers, Garden, Growing up, Poetry, Romance, Romantic, Schooldays

#Coloryourworld #cyw #pinkcarnation #acrostic #pinks #flower

11th April 2017

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Could it be

A reason why I never can forget you

Real beauty – enveloped in a dress the colour of that flower

Never forgotten that spring night after

An attempt to grab your attention

Tomorrow, they say – is another day, but

I can’t get the vision of your smile from my head

One day – the fairytale might come true, but its

Noted you’re wearing that flower tonight

 

Robin egg blue

Birds, Colours, Growing up, Nature, Poetry

robineggblue_painting

#Coloryourworld #CYW #Robineggblue

Up high in a tree

in a cosy twig nest

four little eggs

sleep where they are best

hidden away from their avian foes

protected from wind, the rain and the snows

mum and dad watching from a branch at height

keeping an eye on the eggs that are bright

Much like their cousins, whose shells are white

they sleep both at day, and mostly at night

till the time comes to spread their wings

and they taste the goodies their mum and dad brings

Connection

Growing up, Life, People, Poetry, Romance, Schooldays

In response to the daily post discover challenge Connection

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Connection

by Brian F Kirkham

3rd August 2016

 

When we were younger

we played in the park

communicating between trees

through a piece of string

 

Walking hand in hand

through the marigolds

whispering sweet nothings

as we picked daisies

 

Playing games

Sharing laughs

on the swings

in the park

 

Growing up – still friends

but distance the great divider

as you flew over land

my feet on the floor

 

Good Friends apart

the string uncut

now sharing messages

over the internet

Remembering

Childhood, Growing up, Life, Memories, Memory, Strawberries

 

I remember…

Walking across wet grass on a summers day

Waiting with anticipation on exam day

Wishing the docs and nurses would stop prodding me with needles

Wanting to talk to that girl in the park with the brown hair

Wading into cool blue waters on a perfect beach

Waddling through water watching the fish swim around my ankles

Walking around towns and villages taking in the waters

Watching the local wildlife wondering about

Wishing these days would never end…

Wondering what excitement awaits tomorrow

Waddling toward the water to dip my toes in a welcoming sea.

#napowrimo #day29 #memories #growing up