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Acrostic Animals Christmas Nature Outdoors Parks Poetry

Off on a Walk

#Christmas #Dog #Walk

Photo by Artem Beliaikin on Pexels.com

Cooped up inside

He tried his best to enjoy the festivities

Reality is – despite playing with all his toys

Indoors isn’t where he wanted to be

So, he persuaded his owner

To take him for a walk over the

Mossy greens of the local park where

A host of trees and twigs will be played with – on return

Sausages will be found in his bowl – Late gift from Santa Paws!

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Garden Weather

Raindrops

#octpowrimo

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

Ready to deliver their cargo

as they hurtle towards the ground

in time they’ll group together

negotiating past terracotta rooftiles

duck egg coloured limestone paving and

run offs leading to the canal

of course – where they want to be is where

posies, poppies, and purple violets

sit around the garden lawn

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Birds Colours Garden Poetry

Robin

#poetry #birds #robin

Robin (colour pencil drawing by inky)

You can’t miss this happy chappie

perched as he is on the nearest bit of wood

with his reddish hues he’s clear to see

and yet very few get close

for he guards his spot twenty four-seven

hopping and landing on the green lawn

to grab an early worm

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Animals Cats Poetry

New Moon

#Promptuarium #Newmoon

It’s not like you didn’t see it coming

leaving the cats and dogs outside

on the sight of a new moon

For as the moonlight shone down

on your patch of green

something amazing indeed was seen

Dogs and cats all howling away

all through the night (and some of the day)

and even some of the local birds

were cheeping words

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Poetry

Hidden Away

#MLMM

Image by Mindcore

Take a look.

If you were distracted by the yellow tulips

Massed on the carpet of green

Everyone knows – you would have missed it

Look again – it’s there sitting on the

Edge of the vast expanse of water

Some might say its daft masquerading as a molehill – but

Silliness is a cheap price to pay for Solitude

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Acrostic Colours

Robin egg blue

Wintery Christmas Baubles

Just the colour for Christmas celebrations

icy blue to match conditions outside

note – this colour also has something akin with a festive feathered friend

going about their business – landing on tree, grass roof and fence

living in a nearby nest, tending to the young uns

except – you won’t see them this celebration, maybe next.

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Acrostic Colours Garden Poetry

Pizzazz

Something to brighten up the borders

of your garden as the leaves on the trees start to

roll around in the autumn wind

the gardeners call it pink, the flower buffs call it purple

of course, while it’s still in

flower – nobody minds what shade it is – it still looks lovely by the lawn

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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 ?