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Food Growing up Memories Treat Treats

Looking through the bakers window

#napowrimo #bakers #window

Photo by Tran on Pexels.com

I can remember walking past the bakers shop

I was six or seven,

a special treat – but only to be eaten after lunch

and that was if – i could find it

you see, my treat was hiding around the bread rolls

playing peek a boo by the chocolate cakes

and skipping around the Chelsea buns

but there was always a moment

where he’d pop up in the bakers window

to say hello

adorned with glace cherries and coloured icing

so i’d forget the iced buns or the Egg Custards

and enjoy my special tasty treat

provided by the baker who made my gingerbread man

gingerbread man
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Character Chocolate Christmas

Taking five

#FFFC #Christmas #Gingerbread

Taking five

He escaped the initial onslaught of christmas day

Hiding in plain sight whilst watching the fondant animals

get chomped by all and sundry

now lying in marshmallow luxury

in his grand gingerbread palace

his life clock – short, much like himself

but he’ll enjoy his time till the hot chocolate gets brewed.

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Photography Poetry Toys

Minimum/Maximum

#Socs #Mini #Maxi

Two bears talking to a Lego Man…..

Up on a shelf i spotted a conversation taking place

my little lego man talking to one of my model bears

compared to some of my other old bears – he’s the smallest

but compared to the lego men – he’s huge 🙂

Fortunately, the lego man sits on a spot where he won’t go to pieces

Sat by a soldier in his guards post, where he’s watching the airfix planes 🙂

Spaceman and Grenadier
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Acrostic

Diminutive

There were advantages to dating the short guy

having your date get in for nowt at the cinema as

everyone thought he was your little lad

Small sized portions at the restaurant

half prices all round

on occasion you always were on childrens menu

reactions to the two of you – was what was

the little lad having

Gentleman suitors watching thought it

unusual seeing the two of

you together – till of course they met him.

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Character Poetry Toys

Figure

#SoCs #Figure

For a while now he’s occupied that spot on the shelf

If you can’t spot him – he’s

Gracing us with his presence sitting by the clockwork guardsman

Up by the laptop brush – in the shape of a car

Ready to leap to action – when his spaceships been built

Except at the moment – he’s happy where he is

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Photography Poetry Space Toys

Out in Space

Wednesday, 9th October 2019

#Space #Toys #Dreams #Octpowrimo

Lego Man – Out in Space! – Image by Brian F Kirkham

He always wanted to travel

Lego man living on the shelf

his greatest descent – not a fall from grace

but sent into flight from a feather duster

till one day he flew

onto a book that made his dreams

into reality (of sorts) – as he landed and

walked into a patchwork of stars

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Poetry

Mirror Man

#FFFC #Mirror #Man

Manchester, 7th October 2019

A tale of a street performer, inspired by Fandango’s Picture in the Flash Fiction Challenge

He Stands on his spot,

on the grass in the square,

doing his thing

while the others stare.

image by mirceaianc at Pixabay.com.

Today it is sunny,

so today – there’s a crowd

with his occasional movement

they cheer out loud

Sometimes a bird might land on his head

hoping for the chance that they might be fed

So inside his pocket – should there be a need

he has a small bag, of bird food or seeds

Little girl passing, trying to be brave

mirror man turns and gives her a wave

and watches others, as he gives them the time

in amusing but wordless performance in mime.

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Character Poetry Transport Travel Weather Winter

Dim

Dim

In the dawn light of a winters morning

its very hard to see

why the important man with his

very important briefcase

should be stood at the platform

getting covered in snow

if he’d listened to the announcer –

a bus arrived two minutes ago

but he let it pass

and like an ass

he stands there in the snow

in the Dim light of the station

Will he catch his train….hmmm? No.