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Acrostic Animals

Web II

Wiry silver threads

Enlongated under hall cupboards

By the stairs

Weaved by a six-legged weaver

Everyone admires the

Beauty of their craft

Wafting around in the draft of the house

Every insect around knows

Bristles of doom await

While the spiders home hangs around

Every fly prays for a

Brush or feather duster

When any insect

Even attempts to escape

Back comes the spider

Wiry and Delicate

Every flies nightmare

Beckons

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Animals Poetry

Sentry

#writeclub #sentry #cat

Sat outside the house

expectations – minimal

No – one is going to get past this clever cat

they will get an awful shock if they try from those

really pristine clipped claws

you think he’s a house cat – he’s more of a tiger!

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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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Poetry

Curious

#fowc #fandango #curious #cat #kitten #wool

Ball of wool, red

Curiosity might be what killed the cat, but

up halfway on the stairwell

rolling about in grandma’s knitting

is a furry little fellow

on a hunt for the big woollen ball

up high of the pyramid

sat in the basket

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Insects Poetry

Moving in

#insects #spider #bugs #autumn #winter

When the deciduous trees decide to lose their leaves

six legged creatures try their best to find somewhere warm

scurrying quickly over gravel and soil

and leaving a trail over branches that coil

sometimes hanging around the garden shed

or inside a cupboard that’s darkened instead

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Acrostic People Poetry

Old House

#promptuarium #House

Old man sits

in his burgundy robe

looking around his ill gotten gains

 

Behind him – the picture of some

Ancestor from long ago – who’s

Real estate has served the family well, both at home and

Overseas….he’ll live

Nicely on the proceeds of the stuff brought from underground

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Acrostic Animals Home Insects Poetry

Spiders in the house

#spiders #web #house

22nd June 2018

an acrostic from inkdrop

from a prompt from the imaginarium

sometimes I wonder why they’re there

popping up from out of the garden and setting up in the kitchen

i get the idea, these six legged fellows don’t like the cold…

desperate, they’ll weave their webs in hidden spaces, like

every cubby hole or stair cupboard

Resident, until cleared out with a head of a brush

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Acrostic Animals Cats Garden Poetry

Territory

Salford, 15th November 2017

In response to the daily post prompt

Territory

A Tortoiseshell Kitty Cat

Tortoiseshell tom surveys his patch of green

even the dogs know to stay off this lawn

royal rumbles await any interloper

rounding on the garden

its all his – and every night he lets you know

taking on those who’d want to mark their place

on his little kingdom

right now though – this little prince is

yelling at the front door….he wants his lunch!!!!

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Acrostic Ghosts Treat

Little Ghost II

Ghost

Good Gravy!  It’s cold – said the wolf to his chums

Home’s where we should be, where its not so glum – So

Over to the old haunted house they to go as their

Shivering and eerie forms they glow

Tonight they’ll meet up with their friend for some tea

(and fly around the top of the house for free)

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Acrostic Home

Inhabit

Inhabit

Living in holes

in the side of a

very high mountain

in warmth and out of the cold

northern wind – was only

going to be the start

 

Logs pulled to ground in an

Instant – and bound together with rope made from

Vines provided shelter and

Instant relief from the wall of rain

Notably

Green from the leaves