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Poetry

Walking off the beaten track

#fffc #octpowrimo

Image c/o Google Hub Photos.

Walking down the beaten track

from sandy coast to apartment

passing the locals in their flats

i’m enjoying the sun on a warm summers day

carrying a bucket of trinkets

turfed up by the ocean

by the time i get back they’ll be dried off

and i’ll have something to do

while the sun heads beyond the horizon

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Beach Birds Holidays Pleasures Poetry

Sparrows

#Napowrimo

San Rafael Algarve Portugal, 2017

Surrounding the border of the hotel swimming pool

petite full feathered friends

are creating their own kind of waves

roaming around the water and cooling off as

ripples are created as they

outlandishly divebomb on the

waters edge before

surfacing above the sunbathers

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Beach Holidays

Tropical Fish

#Holidays #Sea #Fish #Artwork

4th March 2020

Artwork by Inky : Fish created for the inkwell at the toolshed.

Sinking my toes into deep sand

while the fish swim around my legs

i look like a colossus to the

many under water – as my feet

make their way through the waves

its only when i stop – to take a look at the horizon do they

nibble at the soles underneath

great – a free pedicure

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Acrostic Holidays Pleasures Poetry

Holiday time

16th November 2019

Heavens above! is it Christmas already ?

Of course not….there’s five more weeks till then, but

Look around you and you’ll already see

Instant signs the festive season is almost here

Decorations, presents and Festive Food

All over the place, and yet – when Boxing Day gets here

You’ll all be talking about your two weeks in the sun

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Acrostic Holidays

Prudent

#Fowc #Prudent

Paying attention to the pennies should

Really be a priority throughout the year

Unless you treat every day like Christmas

Destination’s for holidays could be a little closer,

Even after extravagant spending, the piggybank deciding

Nearer to home than the equator

This year – the Bahamas , Next year ? Bournemouth

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Acrostic Holidays Leisure Life

Nude

Salford (via Zakynthos) , 2019

#fowc #nude #memory

Notable that moment , you were caught

Unawares – towels adrift and

Dressing gown cast on the floor

Expressionist – on the beach – perhaps – but in the flat – shut the door!

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Holidays

Summer Break

Sitting in the garden

Playing with a ball

As Mum or dad

Call out – from beyond the hall

Excitement awaits – we’re off to the museums!

Down goes your head – you don’t want to see ’em

Of course, its not like you’re grateful – you’ve been there before

Up with your classmates – till gone half past four

The holidays are for fun – out in the fresh air!

! You’ll be going somewhere sunny soon – but you don’t care! !

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Childhood Poetry

In other words – Footprints on the beach

in response to https://patriciasplace.me/2019/07/17/in-other-words-the-beach/

beach sea seashell

three sets of feet – Walking on the Sand

Rendezvous with candy floss

Sweet stuff acquired – but only two pairs of feet

Smaller pair of toes, treated by Big Feet

To a Piggyback

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Beach Holidays Outdoors Pleasures Poetry Sea Seaside Summer

Countdown to the beach

#freedomofexpression #iscriblr #countdown #creativity #beach

Countdown to the beach – (p) 2019 Brian F Kirkham

Soon it will be summer,

Under the shade we will be

Making sandcastles on the shore

Moments away from the sea

Expect a visit from a fish or two

Reacting as you dip your toes in the waters

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Memories Memory

Recall

Salford 17th April 2019

#FOWC

It’s the ability

to remember

names and faces and dates

times and events

from a long time away

so memories aren’t lost

of moments from a time

where the best time you had

was splashing your feet in the sea