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Chocolate Life Photography Poetry

Bite

#wordpress prompts #napowrimo #Bite #Easter

Salford 11th April 2020

A sweet sounding prompt from the inkwell

Hi Folks

Inky back with another photographic delight from the inkwell.

all sorts of candy treats….from milk chocolate bears to candy bananas……

Yes. it is the last day of lent…and yes it has been a pain knowing just where i’d stashed all that yummy stuff away till now

However , Given the odd sunday allowance and my birthday tea –

i reckon i’ve done rather well from abstaining from the sweet stuff,

there is of course one thing that re-emerged on my birthday

And its not being opened till Bank Holiday Monday 🙂

As its easter – and im doing Napowrimo – here’s a little something sweet inspired by Matthew Tomlinson’s sweet shop at Salford’s Lark Hill Place

It’s called Pick and Mix

Open up your bag, and round
your choice of sweets for just a pound
a choice of sweets, is hard to choose
with more than just the penny chews.

Some candied shrimps, some lemon drops
chocolate footballs, fizzy pops
Bonbons of strawberry, cola cubes
Dolly mixtures and sherbet in tubes

Candy lollies in different flavours,
Fruit sherbet drops with tastes to savour
lemon pastilles, and aniseed balls
and space dust that’s fizzy to not one kid but all

Chocolate cups, a favourite for me
were usually the thing to be eaten wi’ glee
But don’t eat them all now, or else there won’t be
any room left in your tummy for tea! 

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Poetry

Empty Shelves

Salford 18th March 2020

#Shopping #Life #Onelinerwednesdays


They’ve taken all the bread again Mum!!!!

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I couldn’t call it a panic

but they’re filling up the trolley’s

stocking up the basics

and acting like they’re Wallies

It’s like its christmas run-up

but we’re only half way through lent

picking up “essentials”

in tins all bashed and bent

The stores insist on rationing

the soap and rolls for the loo

and toothpaste and soap are increased

so you dont buy what you normally do

Security’s breaking up ruckus

as there’s a fight for the bread in the aisles

and they’re scrambling for stuff in the freezer

with some skidding down the tiles

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Food

Flipped

#Pancakes #Pancakeday #Shrovetuesday

Tuesday 25th February 2020

For years, they’ve been doing this

launching a layer of thinly cooked batter

into the air with

precision and height – could you say it was

perfect ? maybe – but that all comes from the

entry of the pancake – back into the pan

drizzle of lemon and a bit of honey ? just the way to finish

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Acrostic Food Poetry Religion

Pancakes

#ShroveTuesday #Pancakes #Food #Acrostic #Lent #Christian

Stack of Pancakes, traditionally served up on Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash wednesday, the start of the Christian Lenten season of Abstinence and Fasting before Easter

Perhaps, it’s

Apt, that a

Number of these batter-based treats are

Created on Shrove Tuesday, For on the day after

Adults of a certain faith, may ask their

Kids to forgo the

Enjoyment of their favourite chocolate bars till the evening of

Saturday before Easter sunday, when the Easter bunny has hopped by

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Childhood Chocolate Food

Going cold turkey for Lent

In response to the prompt

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/craving/

It’s hard giving up something you love,

even more when its everywhere in plain sight

but – you made the conscious decision

of giving up chocolate for Lent….

problem is – It’s EVERYWHERE!

Chocolate bars on the counter

Chocolate eggs on the supermarket shelf

So for thirty days – your chocolate cell acts like a demented toddler

“I Wanna bar of Chocolate!!!!” it screams

The arrival of the Easter Bunny can’t come soon enough.