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Health

The bug

Salford 16th October 2020

I haven’t wrote much in regarding Covid – 19, but given the recent news on a proposed regionalised lockdown – here’s a mothra

A Mothra, from inky.

Well

Looking Around

Here we are

Another day of restrictions

Movements from here to there

Masked up in cause of health

while a bug we cannot actually see

attacks our friends and family for its enjoyment

irony calls – as the sun shines off the water

but there’s no chance for anyone to splash in it

simply sat on a near bench – for the briefest of moments

The many public buildings that are open – are trying their best

maximum of six – the magic number they say you can have

clear plastic screens in cafe’s , bars and museums around

even the pigeons seem to have stayed away

as the bug flies around with freedom

Distancing the order each week day

while locals await news around

bug – gone to ground

and scientists pray

bug – flies

away

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Acrostic Places Poetry

Motion

#socs #poetry #motion

Stream of Consciousness Saturday Banner

the waves moved us on

destination isle of man

behind us north wales

sails blown here to there

waters waves breaking against the boat

while some dived down deck

crashing waters hazardous

getting wet ? least of worries

grateful for lighthouse

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Acrostic Nature Poetry

Catching the wind

#writephoto #soar

Riding the storm (Image SC Vincent)

Swifter than their feathered brethren – they

welcome the signs of a changing breeze

it means they’ll be off with their cousins the swallows

for some warm air , seeds and sunshine, whilst

taking occasional naps under leafy sunshades

Some might say they float in the air

when these birds have their wings stretched out

imminent signs of departure – remote

for they’ll need to fill their bellies

to have the energy to fly towards the warm sun

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Acrostic Poetry Science

Momentum

#fowc #momentum

Movement of an object

Often kept moving

Mostly by its mass in

Expectation – it will get to where it

Needs to go – as the object

Turns it keeps on turning

Until the thing that keeps it

Moving is stopped by a greater force

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Acrostic Art Arts Poetry

Brush

#fowc #brush

Built from an animals hair

Relaying the colours of the rainbow, from palette to canvas

Upward and downward movement, bringing objects into view , while

Sweeping movements give an element of speed

Held in the hand of the master, that’s quite a picture that’s brought to life

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Fossils Poetry

Earthquake

#Earth #Earthquakes #gas #oil #water

In the rush for fossil oil and gas

people have been a bit of an ass

the drillers don’t mind what mess they make

or even the tremors the movements or quakes

they’re throwing their cash – to drill down the ground

in hope that a prize of riches can be found

whilst the chemicals get into the waterways

and gas jumps around into the pipes – and plays.

It gets into the water supply….

and you look at the drillers and wonder why?

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Acrostic

Upbeat

#fowc #upbeat

Salford, 16th September

U know what it is

Picking up your step to the

Beat of the rhythm and bass

Even singing a bar or two

As you stroll through the park

Today’s a great day – keep moving to the music

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Nature Poetry Weather

Drift

Adrift

Down the road blown by the wind

rafts of snow travel quickly

in forms that move like starlings

forward and back, the snowflakes move

till the wind drops, and they land softly on the lawn

 

deftly floating it’s way out to sea

rickety branches travel across the water

in expectation they’ll

find their way through the salty sea

towards the sandy shore

 

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Acrostic Nature Poetry Water

Static

Static

Stood for a moment in time

Totally still – you might call it “Frozen”

As the water flows around them

The the mighty rocks stand still

In the light of the morning sun

Could the passing aviators bring them to life ?  Hardly!

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Acrostic Poetry Transport

Wheel

Wheel

When stone age man had an idea – to get from a to b

He went through a few stages to perfect it

Each time he’d chip away and when he did – the idea

Evolved – it would take a bit

Longer before he put the horse before the cart – but it was a start