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Acrostic Animals

Creature in the House

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Salford, 15th June 2020

Chocolate munching reptile

having a field day in the house he is!

arriving on a mission – to empty larder cupboards –

munching on oranges, strawberries and lemons

even limes take his sweet tooth to 7th Heaven

Lemon sorbet’s and Chocolate cake can’t

escape his grasp

of course – it would be easier if you can see him – it’s

not that easy when he’s disappeared into the woodwork

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Animals

In other words – Spy

Image by alexis parra from Pixabay

In response to the Photo prompt at patriciasplace.me

Leaping over the garden fence

Looking suspiciously towards the succulents

Lizard Looks out for treats

a Ladybird or beetle perchance

Looking at him – Resident Aviators.

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Animals Growing up Learning Life Poetry

Tale of a Chameleon

Chameleon

By Brian F Kirkham

23rd August 2016

chameleon-by-bfk

Young Fred he came home wi’ a lizard

he wanted the whole world to see

he showed it to his Mum and Dad

and talked about it wi’ glee!

Now his dad he brought the lizard

a new home of glass that stood by settee.

Wi atmosphere and temperature settings

to turn up and down by degree.

Now Fred, he grew awfully worried.

would he like it in th’ glass house?, he feared

And one day, his fears they were realised

when his pet lizard – a chameleon – disappeared.

And Mum and Dad they searched round the houses

and the garden wi very big tree

but chameleon he had changed colour

so the family could no longer see

But soon, the chameleon was hungry,

and appeared right in front of Fred’s eyes!

he’d wondered off you see – in search for some tea

and was eating some spiders and flies

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Poetry Seasons Summer

A Summery San-San

Along the rose-mounted wall

A lizard rests as he does lie

Summer time the perfect season

amongst coloured flowers? he’s having a ball!

munching on insects – the cricket or fly

enjoying the summer sun – there’s no time to waste!

then resting under palm tree shadow – the reason

to cool off instead of diving in poolside in haste.Lizard

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Animals Character Dragons Fiction Humour Poetry

The Dragon’s Egg

Another tale from the pages of allpoetry.com written by me – Enjoy the read

Some workers were digging

up pipes underground,

when a very large coloured egg

in the sand it was found.

Now, the foreman of th’ site

didn’t know what to do,

so he called up some keepers

from th’ local zoo.

The egg.. it was green,

and blue, brown and red,

and was lain in the ground

deep down in a bed.

A bed of red sand,

of twigs and of clays –

it looked as if th’egg

had been there for days.

Said the worker to foreman –

“where’d it come from?” ,  Said the Foreman – “Dunno!?!”

And just then the egg

it began to glow.

So the keepers arrived,

with their boss from the zoo,

with a team to see if

there was summat they could do.

“it could be a snake” – the zoo boss replied.

Some big builders turned – and ran off to hide!

As builders they gathered to mend their pride,

the keepers could hear a noise from inside…

The head keeper thought –

there was summat amiss,

as the egg it both glowed

and started to hiss.

The little creature inside,

was feeling awfully glum

as all that it wanted was its

Dad and its Mum

“No need for alarm!”, the zoo boss he said

“we need to give th’egg, some sort of bed

nothing to0 great and nothing so grand..”

so the builders brought over some big bags of sand.

So th’egg it was rested

in its warm sandy bed

just as two shadows

loomed overhead.

“Oh Heavens!” cried a builder

“Begorrah! Begad!

I think i’ve just seen

Th’ eggs Mum and Dad!”

Two big scaly dragons, one green and one blue,

over the heads of the people they flew.

The Head Keeper called for everyone’s calm –

he knew that the dragons, didn’t mean any harm.

And little egg it glowed brighter

as little dragon did peck

and Mum and Dad Dragon

landed on th’ deck

And Mummy Dragon landed,

as Dad flew over sky

as dragons egg it opened

and the contents it said “Hi!”

And Dragons’ smiled kindly

nodding thank you to the team.

They named their little lad “Burnie” –

who was their little red dream

They then made their Zoo friends happy,

as they watched three dragons at night

as Mum and Dad took little Burnie

Off on his first little flight.

And then, politely nodding

they said their thanks and goodbye.

As the dragon’s family headed

to their home up high in the sky!

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Animals Garden Holidays Memories Outdoors

Eye Spy…

Eye Spy

The Question is…who spotted who first ?

You see, I was sat on the veranda of my Turkish holiday apartment in Oledeniz, when this chap popped from behind a tree to say “Hello!”

And then he started following us around the hotel complex and the nearby beach – passing from tree to tree with his feet, and saying “Hello” to us and other guests willing to give him some time.

I don’t know what attracted him, but I could guess it was a small amount of fruit left on a nearby bird table – anyhow, upon seeing me – he kept on popping up around the gardens on the resort, if not for the fruit – the supply of fresh water spraying around the flowers!

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Animals Reptiles

A Tale of a Lizard

When it’s 40 Degrees in the shade, and you are in a Turkish Hotel ?  What do you do?  Go Lizard Spotting, of Course.
I first met this fellow hanging around on a wall outside my hotel bedroom in Oledeniz.  He was there in the Long grass above the Ground Floor apartment, and popped his head up to say “Hello!”… It could have been the water sprinklers that he was interested in – or perhaps the supply of fresh fruit dropped outside.  But every day i’d see him running around the big trees of the hotel estate…you couldn’t miss him really, he was huge!
 Flowers in the Sun by brian f kirkham
I soon found out I was in the centre of a bit of a menagerie, with not only Lizards but small mice, cats, birds and bees on the plot (Turkish Honey – Yummy with Fresh Fruit!)