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Poetry

Where do the lost things go?

#writeclub #lostitems

I’m sure there’s a spot in the house they go

these objects that move without life to and fro

Now wallets and keys – don’t have legs – so i’m told

so they must have wings – an idea i’ve been sold

Allen keys switching spots with their brother

moving from one place to another

Door keys moving from their usual place

Floating through air , dancing with grace

playing with the other stuff that does disappear

and then landing in a new spot with no fear

Piggybanks trotting away in the night

taking the pennies – that shine in moonlight

and re-appearing in the house – with complete glee

underneath a potplant or bonsai tree

but then they’ll trot off – on another little wonder

and you’ll be searching again where’ve they gone ? you will ponder…..

trotting back up the hallway stairs

and having conversations with some old teddy bears

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Clothes

Where do missing socks go?

#Napowrimo

A sole sock….the others missing! Image by inky

I’ve been told there’s a place

that missing socks go

but where it’s located on this blessed earth

heaven’s do i know

perhaps they’ve gone to that

magic space where the locks have no keys

so they’ve locked on to a pole by a sunny bench

and are sunning themselves with ease

or maybe they’re sharing space in a box

with those puzzle pieces long past

the one’s you’ve been looking out for an age

and when you find ’em will yell at last

They could be hiding in your bag of marbles

or with your seaside pebbles and rocks

but the left out one has now found a right

even if you’re wearing odd socks…..

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Poetry

When things grow legs

A poem on irritation by inky

A rant on Flat Pack Furniture

I

The planning was meticulous

you bought it from the store

the storage unit of your dreams

that gave space and so much more

It came with an Allen Key

II

Into the empty room you stood

and looked at the jigsaw bits

no standard screws for this job

you have to use what fits

Clue…it came with an Allen Key

III

So you start with pre assembly

wood dowels at each end of the planks

another piece of the puzzle

you are grateful and give thanks

No need for an Allen Key

III

But then the magma bubbles

as you’re looking in the sealed bag of screws

there’s something that you need right now

and you can’t come to terms with the news

Where’s the Allen Key?

IV

It seems that the item needed to fix part A to B

has grown itself some handy wings and decided to flee

what’s annoying is that others you would use instead

do not fit the holes drilled in the screw head.

SO….WHERES THE ALLEN KEY ?

V

Modern day furniture – “so easy to handle”

burning both ends of your patience’s candle

so you hammer the screws to the holes there in three

and sit down and enjoy a hot , sweetened tea.

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Accidents Acrostic Industrial

Critical

Critical

Could it be , the

Really important thing

In driving a car, is to pay attention ?

Those fancy buttons scattered like smarties round the dashboard – run

Instruments to keep your cars insides running

Calamity awaits – from the Brakes to the gears, so

Always keep those bits in your car happy – to keep it moving – and don’t

Leave your keys in the car – unless you want to contact rescue.

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Childhood Life Poetry Schooldays

Misplaced

In response to the prompt Misplaced

You’re always doing it,

scrambling about

as you lose your temper

and scream and shout

 

You swore that you had them

At breakfast time

and left them on the table

upon the clocks alarm chimes

 

So things they get moved

from floor onto shelf

you should really calm down

its bad for your health!

 

And work that was worked out

so well like a treat

lies scattered ‘cross duvet

not looking so neat

 

Your bag it lies empty

scattered ‘cross the floor

as you hunt for your keys

you’ve left in the door!