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Poetry

Ahead

#fowc #octpowrimo #ahead

Amazing isn’t it ? No Looking Back on the open road

Heading for the horizon with the wind behind you

Except – look out for those hazards

A road trip might be great at speed – but you never see the

Drop down the hole that’s coming your way

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Acrostic

poised

#Writephoto #poised

Salford 6th September 2019

Perhaps it wasn’t such a great idea

Over your feet you fell

In pursuit of the

Scaly creature hiding in the cave

Everyone said it would catch you before it

Doyouthinkhesaurus ? most definately

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Character Poetry

Shallow hole

Salford 2nd September

#promptuarium

the highwayman hid his ill gotten gains

in a shallow hole covered in bracken and thorn

where the thought no one would find it.

the highwayman was caught

and hung on a tree

his secret however … remained free

till one day after many years past

the highwaymans secret was uncovered at last

three workmen we’re digging laying pipes for gas

pearls diamonds and rubies uncovered by time

evidence of an old Edwardian crime

and while they cheer , and are running a muck

The ghost of the highwayman is cursing his luck

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Acrostic Poetry

Cavity

Cavity

Could that be the tooth fairy

At your door ?

Very busy is she, and her friends

in the trade of teeth dropped out

the value of the ivory….increased over time, even if

yellow or off white, and donning a hole or two

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Acrostic Clothes Garden

Thorny

Thorny

rose-thorns.jpg

Running through a rose garden

often ruins your clothes

Specially if you are wearing a woollen jumper

expect those knitted specialities to get

Snagged on a spike or two – creating a hole that’ll need to be patched

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Character Food Industrial Transport Travel

Hole in the Road

Alternate title – “An Ode to Roadworks”

 

A hole appeared from nowhere

the size of a cricket ball

Test match players denied

they sent a ball there

 

Some say the hole – has the power of atlas

as it halts mighty juggernauts

travelling down the main road

Supermarket shelves – lie barren

 

Lorry drivers watch in despair

as men from the ministry

stand with umbrellas, motionless in rain

waiting for the magic machine – to fill the hole

 

And as tailbacks form – the rain fills the hole

and drivers diverted to diversions of a teacup

a place to rest the wheels

halted by the hole

 

So drivers slow down

and come to a stop

as transport café sausage barms

for luncheon they pop.

 

Travel decisions secondary

whilst people stand like horse

more important decisions here

onions and brown sauce ?