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Acrostic Poetry

Frugal

Saturday 26th September 2020

Four pin code on the piggy bank

Really getting upset at the rise of a bar of chocolate

Unless there’s a discount – its not getting bought

Grabbing ? no, just careful

As the pennies from your last purchase gets back into your savings box

Locked away till you have enough for another bag of sweets

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Poetry

Trouble at Mill

#SoCs #More

When the ink was dried

and the handshakes made

and the union flag handed back

they thought their troubles were over

Occasional flits across the Sea

brought a change to those

who weeks earlier screamed

they wanted their country back

While those looking after the coinage

Kept it in the nations piggybank

whilst the rest of us wondered

why we kept it there at all

Rich in their seaboats, wondering round

Riley’s life abound

while in the cold and dark around

a poor man’s being crowned

And as they come out of their dream

what the rest see….seems obscene

so they take to the streets – with a verbal attack

for the mirrors and tv’s – don’t answer back

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Acrostic Character

Avarice

Manchester, 17th June 2020

#Fowc #Avarice

Although it might seem a great idea at the time,

Vexed questions of how you spend your money abound

As instead of sharing your good fortune,

Reactions to those around you cant be called charitable

In fact, they’re reminiscent of a Dickens character

Christmas can’t come fast enough for you,

Expect a haunting or two come Christmas Eve

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Poetry

The Buskers Dilemma

Their pitch was in the perfect location

Their routine rehearsed to perfection

and for once – the sun was shining

No problem with people passing by,

or pigeons up in the blue sky

they had a crowd, who cheered laughed and cried

They sung out most of the afternoon

till the dawn of the appearing evening moon

their caps and cups full, with notes and coins

and rendezvoused back in a caff to rejoin

But after their breakfast and coffee and tea

they soon departed from their moment of glee

for after their repast, after singing their tome

they just had enough for the bus fare home

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Acrostic Holidays

Prudent

#Fowc #Prudent

Paying attention to the pennies should

Really be a priority throughout the year

Unless you treat every day like Christmas

Destination’s for holidays could be a little closer,

Even after extravagant spending, the piggybank deciding

Nearer to home than the equator

This year – the Bahamas , Next year ? Bournemouth

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Photography

Challenge 30 – No13

“Balance”

#Challenge30 #photography #balance

They say the economy’s stable…

tell that to the change on the corner of my bedside table

I took it out of the pocket of a pair of trousers i threw into the laundry and they landed on the table like this

The coinage will, of course be spent sometime soon – or stuck in the piggybank. But for now they sit on the corner of my unit

Balancing like acrobats at a circus.

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Poetry

New Religion

Congregate

The atmosphere is electric

some gathered there would say evangelic

as the lights flicker around the evening sky

like acolytes the security guards wait

for the signal to lower the velvet barriers

countdown progresses

as a one hit wonder presses a golden button

with that actress you know off the daily soap opera

and then the worship begins

as the bells ring out

and the dinero fills the tills

as the worshippers take their communion home

in the form of homeware, electricals or fashion

 

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Animals Colours

Piggy Pink

#Piggypink #Coloryourworld #cyw #pig #bacon #bank

piggybank-art

Piggy is much more than humble bacon

It’s common to many – you’re not mistaken

Generous to a fault is dear old pig

Got to be said – his heart is big

Yet to avoid the fate of the butchers hook

he will be found – tending your bank book

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Acrostic Poetry

Fortune (acrostic)

Fortune

For as long as prospectors keep talking

Oregon’s wagon trail has attracted people far and wide

Round the wild valleys they roam

Trekking around the carved out valleys for

Unforetold riches from the Horde of Coins

Navigating the challenging terrain can be difficult

Enjoy your quest – but expect trouble along the gold scattered route.

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Poetry

Chaotic

Chaotic

for forty-eight hours, over five continents

the papers took flight across trading floors

stockbrokers cried and markets Dived

as crestfallen bankers canived

to excuse themselves

from their own mess

 

Politico’s too – stuck together like glue

“not just my fault – its yours too!”

figures tumbled, continuing drop

till the moment – the marker stopped

chaos created by an aspect of greed

you have to ask – was there a need?