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Garden Poetry

Magic Money Tree

#writephoto

Money Tree

A little lad

threw a pound coin

down into rich brown soil

his dad sat watching smiling

as the lad he worked and toiled

But one day, in the summer

to everyone’s surprise

a stalk of silver colour

started to arise

and when the plant did flower

to the little lads glee

Blue and Orange and Purple Flowers

looked like Mum and dads money

Now the family kept it a secret

in case others paid garden a view

for the PM said there’s no money tree

apart from this one – they said – it’s new

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Acrostic Nature Witches

Wand

#fowc #wand #witch #wizard

I

When you see one of these things

a thought of magic comes to mind

note : it’s been made from a branch of a tree

does it have its own lifeforce ? – probably

II

Waving it about – isn’t advised

an air of caution needs to be applied

never point it in anger – it’s

dangerous if you use it in the wrong way

III

Witches and Wizards

apply their spells – harnessing

natures power with this magic

device

IV

When using remember

a Wand chooses it’s user –

not the other way round…..treat it well, or it might

drop you…..

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Clothes

Where do missing socks go?

#Napowrimo

A sole sock….the others missing! Image by inky

I’ve been told there’s a place

that missing socks go

but where it’s located on this blessed earth

heaven’s do i know

perhaps they’ve gone to that

magic space where the locks have no keys

so they’ve locked on to a pole by a sunny bench

and are sunning themselves with ease

or maybe they’re sharing space in a box

with those puzzle pieces long past

the one’s you’ve been looking out for an age

and when you find ’em will yell at last

They could be hiding in your bag of marbles

or with your seaside pebbles and rocks

but the left out one has now found a right

even if you’re wearing odd socks…..

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Poetry Schooldays

Invisible

#Invisible #life

It’s not easy being invisible….

at first i thought it would be fun

playing tricks in the playground

on each and everyone

Hiding away from the teachers gaze

while creating work that would amaze

drawing cartoons on the board in chalk

and puzzling teachers as out of class i’d walk

Occasionally the dinner staff would see me there

and fellow classmates would wonder where

i’d appeared like a rabbit – out of a hat

i said i was in the labs – and that was that

But the one girl who really caught my eye

smiled at me as i was eating my pie –

for she could see my visage coming down the stairs

and blew me a kiss – as i wasn’t aware.

Categories
Colours Growing up Poetry writing

Kaleidoscope

Salford, 7th June 2020

#Colours #WWP #Prompt #Kaleidoscope #Patterns

Fun and games from Make Kids Crafts.Com

Cascade of Colour

Created from Mirrors and Plastic

Contained in a Metal Tube

Turn the tube and watch

as patterns appear like magic

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Fun Performance Poetry

Magic

Salford, 29th April 2020

so, what do you see ?

portrayed in the glass ball in front of you

heaven knows, but the girl in the fancy silks

engages you to look at the image

revealing itself to her in the crystal ball

everyone outside the tent, says its an act – but who knows ?

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Poetry

Bewitching

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#Fowc #Bewitching

You couldn’t put your finger on it,

the way this junior librarian looked her way

and you jumped right to it

Maybe it was her smile

or the way she had her hair

that captured your eye

you would share a drink at lunchtime

while the boys just stared and looked

and the cat stared from her handbag – their goose was cooked

But meeting that night – impossible

as off in the air she’d fly

leaving you down on terra firma

as she flew through the stars in sky

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Childhood Inspiration Poetry Prose

Magic

7th January 2019

#promptuarium

I’ve been doing the six word stories over Christmas…this piece is inspired by one

The tree may be gone for another year

and the decorations might be back in the box

but around and about the house

there’s enough pixie dust in the air

to bring a smile to a little child’s eyes

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Acrostic Childhood Cooking Food Poetry

Conjure

Conjure

Crafting a dessert, is a bit of a magic trick

Oranges sliced and pineapples diced get laid in a dish, and

Next comes the syrup and then the batter, before the dish is covered in foil

Just before the dish is put in the oven – four holes are made to let out steam

Until its time – for it to be turned upside down and

Royally presented to all sat at the table

Excited little ones ask – can i have custard with mine ?

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Music Performance Pleasures Poetry

Riff

Riff

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Right about now

in music classrooms in high schools up and down the land

four piece bands are being formed and

fret boards are taking a hammering

Repeated notes

in ordered formation

fill empty spaces on the musical page

forming a foundation to create something magical

Rythum and Blues follow guitar

in concert halls up and down the land

following the familiar formation

followed by the star playing the guitar strings