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Acrostic Garden Nature

The luckiest guy alive

Title prompt : C/o John Cooper Clarke

Scattered the seed

under a spruce based siding

noting the date and time

someone must have been looking over me, –

hail mary moment – for

in the redness of the sky – came a flash of light

next thing you know, enough raindrops for the buried seed to drink

expectant seedlings popping up to say hello

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Festive Holidays Myths Sailing Water Waterside

Dragonboat

#napowrimo #chinesenewyear

They landed while everyone slept

Now floating majestically on

The banks of the canal

Awoken by the sound

Of a mighty drum

Cutting swiftly through water

In a race to the finish

Oars moving as one

As dragons race head to head

For the glory of the win

And water makes waves

As mighty dragons make way

On a path to the prize

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Poetry

Chinese New Year

Salford, January 24th 2020

Manchester’s Dragon, Chinese New Year 2020

#Dragon #Chinese #NewYear #Luck #Manchester

Dancing lightly through the Manchester streets,

Royal dragons parade past the town hall

A colourful line of lanterns decorate the quarter

Going round the gates of China town

Of course, you’ll hear the sounds of gongs and drums

Now and again broken through by fire crackers

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Acrostic Animals Uncategorized

Underdog

Underdog

Unusual for the runt of the litter to be top of the pile

Not used to being top of the tree

Destiny wasn’t really set out for this dog, but

Expect a surprise, for while you write him off this

Right little talented animal is

Doing his thing in front of the tv judges – and

Of course – there’s one of them who’s looking for “That special act”

Got to agree – every dog, has it’s day

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Art Myths Nature Poetry Sport Sports Tradition

Shamrock

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#coloryourworld #cyw #shamrock

Salford 23rd February 2017

 

Lucky 🍀 Irish green

You spread good fortune 🔮

To all who find you

Is it fortune or chance

That besets your finder

Only time will tell

As they scour the fields

On search for your four leaves

In time for the football match