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Halloween Life Poetry Spooky

Trick or Treat ?

#Socs #Halloween #Trick #Treat

Jackolanterns (art by inky)

No lanterns coming to the front porch

No ghosts floating past the door

No Vampires not worrying ’bout their canines

No Werewolves coming to explore

The street is surprisingly quiet

the children all indoors

as parents keep them from bugs in the air

and other nasty spores

But there’s bobbing apples a plenty

and games in the family house

and treats and the telly, filling their bellies

till they all have to be quiet as a mouse

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Halloween Holidays Humour

Jack-o-lanterns

Lights in the window

allowing ghosts and ghouls , big or small

nice or naughty

to join in with Halloween fun

even those who float about have a

right royal time – with those who are just dressed up

not that you would notice!

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Art Beach Poetry

On the Sands

#beach #quiet #moment

Early morning

calm before the chaos

watching the sun pop its head

above the waterline

catching those precious

early morning rays

watching her shadow like a little girl

as she leaves footprints in the sand

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Art Birds Nature Technology

Interruption

#Television #Technology #Nature #Birds #Art #octpowrimo

Digital Telly was never supposed to be like this

with the computer looking after the signal

it was supposed to be clearer and sharper

with up to the minute relayed information

on your big screen TV

They never saw your aerial being used as a perching post…..

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Art

Utilize / Utilise

#Fowc #Utilize #Utilise

Condiments, Watercolour in painter by inky

Sat in the hotel dining room

waiting for his bacon and eggs to be dished up

he works on an impromptu masterpiece

his models not as picky as usual

but they’re the stars of this pre-breakfast show

while the main act is getting ready

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Poetry

Darkness

#Octpowrimo #animals #halloween

Halloween seems to have come early

the lights outside have dimmed

nothing around in the skies

but on terra firma hear dogs and cats cry

they scamper around for a way in

disturbing stray metallic food tins

they really dont like to give their owners a fright

but watch as they head for that security light

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Colours Food Fruit

Plum

Perpetually found in a christmas pudding

luscious fruit sweet, with a stone in the middle

usually found in a jar in a jam or

made into a sauce and served with Dim Sum

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Animals Toys

Old Bear

#Octpowrimo #Childhood

old bear – colour pencil drawing created in painter by inky

A bit rough round the edges

but he’s still as loveable as ever

now sat in the corner with the newer toys

a compendium of memories from days gone by

companions and confidante

when the darkness falls

or the ghosts come to town unexpectedly

best thing of all – he’ll always be there when you need him

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Drink Food Fruit

Milkshake

Salford, 24th October 2020

#Socs #Milkshake

Maybe its the

illuminating colours i

like about them, but i

keep returning to the coffee shop

slurping them down and

having a marvellous time

allying icecream, banana, and the freshest milk

kept cold in an ice cold frosty refridgerator

enjoyable on any seasonal day

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Acrostic Autumn Nature Poetry Seasons

Changing colours

#Seasons #Autumn #Poetry #Nature

Acer’s changing colour scheme (Image by Inky, Camera: Sony H3311)

A Sign that winters on the way

Up in the trees, the leaves colours are changing

There hangin’ on to their branches for dear life but

Unless you haven’t noticed – greens have been swapped for

Mostly Reds and Browns, with yellows inbetween

Note though – occasional splashes of crimson – Christmas coming early ?