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Art Arts Domestic Poetry Schooldays

Repetitive

#fowc #repetitive

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I remember in school

being given a time tables square

we’d sit in class

and for five minutes

go over the tables

over and over again

We’d make things

from Balsa and clay

and off to mum and dad

we’d take them away

but unlike times tables

the creations were made – our way

I was in a store – the other day

and took an interest of plates and jars

all looking the same with patterns, dots and bars

no element of craft – all made by machine

I don’t think my Art teacher – would be so keen

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Character Christmas Poetry

Happy thoughts

Salford, 20th December

#Writeclub

A piece from write club (it may be the third of Jan – but thats when i wrote it)

The clockwork machine stopped working

Its stylus stopped writing on the paper

As ideas rose in the air like a hot air balloon

The engine wheels moving by minature mice

The cogs grinding away to keep the processes working

As cold air filled the room, frosty particle clung to every crevice and corner

holding each thought icily in its grasp

Signs thought the mice – somethings happening

which made the clockwork machine chime away

happy as can be – Santa’s landed on the office roof!

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Food

Touch

#Octpowrimo #Touch

Touch screen
The Big screen : Graphic co 123.RF

The screen appeared

you made your choice

tapping on the screen

and by the move of a hand

your hunger for sweet stuff was sated

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Army IWM North Military Museums Poetry World War II

Mathilda

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IWM North, September 2018

an acrostic poem by inkdrop, on the newest arrival in the Main exhibition space of

IWM North in Trafford….

Made up at the Locomotion works in Bolton

A Machine to bring terror to the enemies eyes

Thundering across land and desert

Hot on the tail of any enemy Infantry

In time, tales would be told about her and her thundering wheels

Launching shells and ammo towards the enemy

Dangerous ? all missions are aren’t they

Allies relying on this mighty armoured tank

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Acrostic Character Cities Life Poetry

Froth

Froth

Salford 12th April 2018

From time to time,

Realities of bringing a coffee to life come into view

Out of nowhere, people demanded posh coffee

The buzzwords of the day “latte” or “Cappucino”

Hell on earth for the poor overworked cafetiere

For days on end

Round-about temp – amassing to “what on earth” – as

Out of its innards came water and milk

The demand was over the top, as the coffee

House bursted out at the seams

Filling up the orders as they cued up – down the

Road, tasting the latest thing the store owners could provide

Occassionally, it would get a break – as a barista

Took a moment, to clean him up

Heaven

Finally, the day was over

Reality –

out of the emptiness of the store

there was a moment of calm – peace till the morning

he’d appreciate the silence

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Acrostic Technology

Cloaked

Cloaked

Could that new fangled coloured box, be that must have games machine you’ve been

Looking at in the newspapers and magazines all year

Over every review, it supposedly beats the competition hands down

As you are lined up with your friends, the gossip

Keeps on growing – as to what is inside it

Expectation grows as well – until the

Drapes are lifted and the secret is out.

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Art Industrial Photography Poetry

Galvanised

Salford, 21st January 2017

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Formed to hold things together –

keeping the cogs of the machine going,

the humble six sided nut, and his mate the bolt

have quite a creative side to their partnership.

watch in awe –  as the mighty pair … mimic michalangelo

turner or Lowry in the shapes and pictures ,

occasionally coming to life

with a photographer’s eye

 

 

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Poetry Time Travel

Time Machine

Pick Your Gadget

Now, I’ve been asked my thoughts
of to be seen
of what i’d do
wi a time machine

It would be tempting,
to travel in time
and meet wi some writers
I’ll mention in th’rhyme

I’d meet wi’ Kipling and Baden Powell
and then under the canvas we’d look
at those all animals listed in
that there Jungle Book

And whilst in the jungle
I’d hatch up a plan
to call up that there Hannibal,
the Elephant Man

Tommy cooper would provide the laughs
as Francis Drake mapped charts and graphs
calculating the best place to be –
and making sure we don’t show up in th’sea!

And when we planned where we wanted to be,
we’d set time and course by watch and degree.
Aiming to get there, and being quite quick,
So we could enjoy a time travelling picnic