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Birds Seasons Spring

Feathered Friends

Salford 30th April 2020

They come back every spring time

when the mercury starts to rise

taking up a home in the trees

giving passers by a surprise

Two birds sitting in their nest

wait till little uns do arrive

then mum and dad will feed them

so the little uns do thrive

And each morning when the suns up

Mum (or Dad) does hop

out of their green leaved little home

on a journey to the shops

Returning with some corn or wheat

or maybe a worm or a bug

to feed up the little birdies

in the nest all nice and snug

But like all little children

they grow up and explore

so don’t be surprised, if in morning you rise

and find the kids next door

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Acrostic Colours Nature Poetry

Jungle Grass

#Coloryourworld #CYW #junglegreen

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the garden

Up shoot the blades from that packet you bought from the DIY Store

Not like your regular grass – this lot grow an awful lot faster

Going up as high as a giraffe’s neck

Local’s wonder where you disappeared to

Encapsulated by grass as you sit on your garden chairs

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Animals Cats Poetry

Two Brothers

A tale of two neighbourhood cats – c/o my profile on allpoetry.com

Sat on a grassy spot,
someplace by the house
two brothers sit on the outside porch
dreaming about a mouse

They’re waiting for their mum
to serve up summat for tea
and have been playing in the backyard
rolling in the grass with glee

Prowling through the green grass
as not to be seen or heard
pouncing on patches of lawn
hunting for a bird

Climbing on tables and chairs
in their fur all black and white
pondering what’s their catfood tray
thinking – what’s for tea tonight ?

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Nature Poetry Weather

Drift

Adrift

Down the road blown by the wind

rafts of snow travel quickly

in forms that move like starlings

forward and back, the snowflakes move

till the wind drops, and they land softly on the lawn

 

deftly floating it’s way out to sea

rickety branches travel across the water

in expectation they’ll

find their way through the salty sea

towards the sandy shore

 

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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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Colours Garden Nature Seasons Spring Winter

It is easy being green!

It IS Easy Being Green!

Green

Its quite easy being green

Watching the plants wake from the cold of winter

sprouting new shoots from barren branches

Calamatous cold conditions

giving way to glorious growth

watching wiry stems produce perfect petals

Evergreens look on proudly

as new growth comes from fallen seed

proud parent watching little seedlings

Rainbows of colour

pop through the carpet of lush greenery

from red through to violet – dotted round the borders

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Acrostic Colours Garden Poetry

Screamin’ Green

#coloryourworld #cyw #screamingreen

Some say, you’re a loud color

Causing a bit of a stir when you’ve been seen

Round the flowers you get more attention

Even more than the reds – to them it’s obscene

As your noisy colour spreads through the garden

Many cover their eyes at the sight

Its like Halloween twenty four – seven, particularly at

Night – time, the stars and moon don’t know what to think –

Glowing as you do on the front lawn

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Colours Garden Nature Poetry

Yellow-Green

#Coloryourworld #CYW #Yellowgreen #Yellow-Green

yellowgreen

Mr Macgregor made a mistake

leaving those plant pots there

for where there was a lush green lawn

now requires a little repair

 

For a bobbled line of circular kind

can be seen each side of the path

it looks like the Macgregor’s lawn

faced Mother – Nature’s wrath

 

So circles round, they decorate

down the garden from house to gate

in a shade of yellow – green

(a colour the Macgregors aren’t that keen)

 

But certain plants they like that shade

and vibrant colours they’ll parade

Next to the yellow-greenish border

where everything to them is nice and in order

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Character Colours Garden Nature Parks

Unmellow

unmellow

#Coloryourworld #cyw #Unmellowyellow

Hardly the mellowest flower in the garden

your bright colour screams for attention –

a central figure among the reds and the blues

look at me! you cry as people picnic on the green grassy lawn.

surrounded by you and your siblings

they agree as they feast on their banana sandwiches

and drink their old fashioned lemonade

you certainly brighten up the day.

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Character Colours Nature Poetry

Dandelion

#coloryourworld #cyw #Dandelion

dandelion

King 👑 of the wildflower beasts

in the centre of the lawn you survey your kingdom

blades of grass bow to your yellow mane

as your family sets root across the square of green

one day, it will be time to pass your crown 👑 to another

but until then enjoy your moment in the sun ☀️

providing shade for the beetles.