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Poetry

Churlish

#fowc #churlish

Salford, 30th August 2019

A response for fandangos prompt, taken from a memory

Now that’s a fine way to act,

as you sit with your arms crossed

on the corner of the cobbled street.

throwing a strop and

calling people names

is really lady like – isn’t it ?

I’ve seen you pull that face

a hundred times before

you can come in now – its time for tea

your face will soon change when pudding is served

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Acrostic Character Poetry

Man on the corner

Salford, 24th September 2018

Sat on the corner,

a man sits with his pencils, paper and paints

lovingly capturing local life

for years he’s being perfecting his craft

only using the same palette of colours to bring

reality of the places he

draws in pencil or charcoal to life

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Poetry

Two Squirrels

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Promptuarium, 18th August

You meet all sorts in your local park

two furry vermine were scampering past the bowling green

when they both sought my advice on

where the tastiest seeds were

“The Hazel tree is off to the west,

but the Conker tree has started dropping its seeds”

I told them,

they paused , then headed for the conker tree

where they fed like kings

before nodding me a thank you

and scampering for some hazelnut dessert

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Nature Outdoors Parks Photography Places Poetry

Same Park, Different Walk

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Ordsall Park Motif

Salford, 10th May 2018

With the appearance of what seemed to be the slight raise in the mercury, i decided to walk down toward the local park and take a couple of snaps with my trusty Nikon D3100

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Trees in the Park
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Sun Peeking through the Apple Blossom
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Apple Blossoms
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Walking the Dog
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Spot to Rest
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Acrostic Character Food Fruit Fun Life Poetry Sweets

Lollipop

Lollipop

#CFFC #LetterL #Lollipop

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Lieutenant (or inspector ?) sits on the corner

of Trafford and Regent Road

looking out for

local hoods

its possible – he could have had a sugar rush

playing around with his favourite sweet

on occasion making eyes with the

popular girls walking by – “who loves ya baby?”

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Animals Fun Poetry Schooldays

(Zebra) Crossing

Salford, 4th January 2017

in response to the prompt Crossing

Another day walking down Salford’s streets

networks of transport – getting round’s a treat

but something’s made me smile this new year

creating a grin from to ear to ear

Clopping across the tarmacadam covered road

making his way from his towerblock abode

A noble striped horse – on his way to the shops

off to get his tea he pops

Apples and Grains the order of the day

for the zebra and his family – at home and at play

a familiar sight for the locals about

they smile and they wave – they don’t shout

Mr Zebra works all day

whilst Mrs Zebra looks after the kids at play

and kiddie zebras go to school in th’week

playing with friends playing hide and seek

To visitors seeing them – it’s a Great surprise

and some of them seeing zebra on road – cries

“Stop fussing!” say locals – “No need for your bossing…”

“Haven’t you ever seen a Zebra Crossing ?”

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Heritage Historical History Places Poetry

Ancient

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Ancient

by B.F. Kirkham

Salford, 20th October 2016

 

Among the Modern tower blocks

and chic café quarters

the old bricks tell tales

of the city history

 

Listen very carefully,

and beyond the sounds

of modern cars

different wheels are turning

 

Steam whistles pipe

as the engine wheels turn

and locos roll on

like it was yesterday

 

Aircraft await

their signal to move

ready to go

with a simple jump

 

Whilst across the road

Legions Amass by Roman Bricks

Preparing to March

Down Liverpool Road

 

And Young Glass buildings

Smile in the night

Breaking the silence with juvenile quips

“Hey Grandad….You’re Ancient!”

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Home Outdoors Parks Places Pleasures Poetry

Local

 

Local

Location : Ordsall Park, Salford, UK

Call it a Green Island in a Sea of Concrete

A good place for a football game

Trees of varying type scatter this wonderous island of Green

swings and climbing frames keep youngsters amused

whilst older kids send footballs into the northern air

as the local wildlife watches on in amusement

around each tree – signs of life

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fallen treasures from the Conker Tree and Hazel

Furry sweet chestnuts piled by the tree

(Look out for the Wildlife!)

as juggernauts pass on the nearby road

Four seasons contained on this glorious green

Taking in the sun by a tree in spring and summer

Colours of leaves constantly changing.

Winds of autumn swirling whilst bowlers are playing

Lets release our Kite – and watch its colours fly.

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Animals Leisure Life Museums Volunteering

The Time’s my own

In response to the prompt Nothin’ But A Good Time

20th January 2016

If I had a free day tomorrow and the weather was fine, I’d pack my camera, wallet and a picnic lunch and take myself on a Train Ride.

My National Travel Card gives me access to the Buses either free or at concessionary rate across the UK and my Railcard can take me from John O Groats to Lands End, if that’s where I want to go.

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Oldham Museum and Art Gallery

 

If I go via the Manchester Metrolink System – I could be visiting Bury’s various museums within the hour, The Lancashire Fusiliers Museum is a mere stones throw from the station, or I could get on the Oldham & Rochdale line and visit Rochdale’s Pioneer Museum – Dedicated to the work of the Co-Operative Movement in the town.

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Head on the train, if the weather was fine – and I could be promenading down the seafront at either Prestatyn to the west or Blackpool , Southport or Morecambe to the north.  However, as it’s still winter in Northwest England i’ll apply some Blue Sky Thinking and go in a few weeks when (hopefully) the weather has improved.

Thing is – where am I on Thursday Afternoon ?

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I’ll be here – on the banks of the Manchester ship canal – at Imperial War Museum North – doing a volunteer shift 🙂

Roll on Weekend….:)