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Health Life Lockdown poems Poetry

Valentine in a time of Lockdown

#Valentinesday

passing in corridors

two masqueraded , star crossed lovers

leaving each other small heartfelt notes

on each others stations

message clear – as eyes meet

for the briefest of moments

before the next admission comes in

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Poetry

Marauders

#promptuarium #marauders

Silence broken at sunrise

with everyone indoors, they came in their thousands

as the humans slept in their beds

raiding every receptacle on their radar and

making a meal of any foodstuff they could find

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Health Life Lockdown poems Weather Winter

Airmail

#MLMM #Photochallenge

Airmail (image from Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie )

There were moments , she hated the winter weather

The rain, the snow and the biting hail

but while everyone was locked inside

held in by the invisible bug

she was grateful for messages

being sent across island waters

by the four winds north south east and west

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Colours Lockdown poems Poetry

Screamin’ Green

Crayola coloring sheet – coloured in by inky – screaming green

#cyw #screamingreen

Sure, you know how to make an entrance

carnivores on the lookout know just who to steer clear of when

roaming the jungle canopies

everyone gives you respectful distance

as they know if they eat you, they

might get mightily ill – and for a meat muncher

its not good if you look the same colour as your prey

night times make the herbivores smile – as you light up the pathways by moonlight

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Places Poetry

the sky is the limit

#socs #theskyisthelimit

The sunshine peeks through the panes of glass

and what do you see?

feathered friends flying over local rooftops

navigating through clouds and fog

and resting on terracotta tiles

meanwhile you’re sat indoors,

held prisoner by a microscopic bug

don’t let that stop you though –

there’s thousands of places you can go to

from epsilon 5 to the wilderness of western hills

simply by perusing your own bookshelf

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Poetry

Heffalumps

Perhaps its my inner pooh-bear

at play but i’m

crazee about these

happy jungle animals

you’ll see they have big ears and long noses

definately adept at reaching fruit and nuts

elevated in the tallest trees

really high up

many seen in the jungle, but also seen elsewhere

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Life

Lockdown – an acrostic

#acrostic #lockdown

Magpies are having a field day

as the neighbourhood still sleeps

nipping on and off the rooftiles while

cats on the ground they creep

household activity – minimum

everyone’s taken to bed, for

somebody said there’s a lockdown, so

they’ve decided to rest their heads

even the stadiums are empty – no fans to follow the score

reality needs them return now – so the teams can hear them roar

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Health

The bug

Salford 16th October 2020

I haven’t wrote much in regarding Covid – 19, but given the recent news on a proposed regionalised lockdown – here’s a mothra

A Mothra, from inky.

Well

Looking Around

Here we are

Another day of restrictions

Movements from here to there

Masked up in cause of health

while a bug we cannot actually see

attacks our friends and family for its enjoyment

irony calls – as the sun shines off the water

but there’s no chance for anyone to splash in it

simply sat on a near bench – for the briefest of moments

The many public buildings that are open – are trying their best

maximum of six – the magic number they say you can have

clear plastic screens in cafe’s , bars and museums around

even the pigeons seem to have stayed away

as the bug flies around with freedom

Distancing the order each week day

while locals await news around

bug – gone to ground

and scientists pray

bug – flies

away

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Acrostic

Parcel of fun

#food #curry #pastie #FDDA

To some

its a heavenly dish

kept wrapped up in its pastry parcel

king of the curries (created by the british)

arm yourself though – the recipes vary

Made the same way of the days of empire

a meat is spiced in a number of spices and

rolled around in a sauce of tomatoes, spices and cream

some might say – its not spicy enough, but

as it was devised for those with a delicate pallette

lots of people enjoy it as a main meal or teatime snack

as its not as fiery as its madras or vindaloo cousins

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Food Poetry

Bring on the puddings!

#FDDA #Sweet #Sponge #Puddings

I do like a sponge pudding

coming to life in the oven

covered in fruity delights

sweet soft pillows of loveliness

and that’s before you get to the custard!