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Food Poetry Sport Sports

Messi/Messy

#Slampoetry #writeclub

A piece of slam poetry written for the Monday Writeclub….

Chips by Inky…..created with painnt (p) Nov 2020 Inkdropk

Passing down the road,
he seemed such a gent,
and then – passing a bin – a deliberate act,
created reactions – obvious fact –
A Michelin man – bobble hat and all
about to see his value fall
off to the match, with his fish and chips –
as soon as the last chip had passed his lips –
falling to the floor a greasy mass –
merely a foot from a bin by the grass –
walked away briskly, to get to the game
leaving leftover bits to the neighbours shame
match programme and ticket held safely away
so why did you drop your pre-match food tray?
expectation – their thought – you would aid their cause –
so he’d get to the game early – mate, don’t expect applause…

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Photography Poetry

Click

#Octpowrimo #Photography #Digital

I remember when

photos were stored away

on rolls of brown film

and getting the picture

required alchemy

Magic paper

bringing scenes of colour

to life onto

white backgrounds

with square borders

Trips to the chemist

a necessity

for those precious memories

of a warm summers day

to be brought to life

computer succeeds the chemist

speeding up the process

chemical symbols changed to 0s and 1s

delivered in a day

Smile!

you’ve got more pics in your hand

more memories to store

more smiles to save

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Poetry

Special Delivery

#Fowc #Delivery

A Knock on the door

there’s something special

waiting for you

at the front door

Not just any missive here

it’s wrapped up in fancy paper

metallic and shiny

with one great big stamp where its gathered on its bottom

For someone special

things to draw and paint and colour

and create things with

a “Thank you” card to the sender perhaps?

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Poetry

Design

#Fowc #Design

Blueprint of a design

Desired ideas from the craftsmens heads

extruded onto paper

some say its an artwork in itself as

individual pieces of a building, product or vehicle

get shown on paper

noting their structures and little quirks

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Poetry

Mission control

#FDDA #Writingspace

A Corner of a room

prepared with paper , pens , coloured pencils and such

placed randomly around a silver coloured laptop

located by a local view

if needed , a nearby camera will provide visual cues

combined with words from a number of coloured notebooks

as the ideas form and come together like a rocket

the sky is the limit as

imagination bakes the ingredients and with a little tweaking

out of nowhere, a

new piece is formed for people to read…..Liftoff!

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Poetry

Green Machine

The Green Machines in town

by B.F. Kirkham

Riding on through a northern street

Picking up the plastics and paper so neat

four urban cowboys – you’re in for a treat

The Green Machines in town

Bundling paper you would throw away

Boxing the plastics you would let go astray

and turning them into stuff – so the kids can play

The Green Machines in town

Driving down streets as quiet as can be

powered by Veggies or a battery

and refueled by solar while the ops have their tea

The Green Machines in town

The best thing about it ? Its clean Energy

and when using the veg fuel – its mostly free

so its saving the planet (or occasional tree)

The Green Machines in town

So on early mornings – its beating the sun

and its crew are loading it up as one

whether its paper (blue) or glass/plastics (brown)

you’ll recognize the almost familiar sound….

The Green Machines in town

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Garden Home Industrial Life Nature

The recyclers

Salford, 29th April 2020

They’re picking up your plastic

your glass, and paper , man

they’re taking it to the depot

in their big new shiny van

They’re re-using all those used things

you would normally throw away

no time to be sticking them in the ground

they’ve found another way

The rubbish is carefully sorted

from the differently bright coloured bins

so there’s piles of different types of rubbish

from plastics and cans, to steel tins

So they’re mulching up yesterdays headlines

for books in the libraries to learn

and they’re sending your food waste for compost

instead of just letting it burn

But its not just the plants that are thriving

some food waste comes back another way

it’ll return in the van, changed by a plan

to collect more things another day

And as the people are in libraries reading

the kids are growing gardens in school

and what do they think of your food waste

when it’s feeding the plants ? they say – Cool!

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Poetry

Paper

#fowc #paper

pulped and rolled out wood chip

a marvellous media to receive the

pens contents

even if the colour is

red , blue, yellow or green

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Acrostic

Trash

#fowc #trash

The amount of

Rubbish heading for

An underground site is (believe it or not)

Shrinking day by day – thanks to

Helpful bin collectors

They’ve separated the paper, plastic and glass

Recycling them into new materials

And Stainless Steel and Aluminium is

Separated out before being melted down and

Headed back to the factory for turning into new items

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Inspiration Life Memories Poetry

Cash

#Fowc #Cash

I remember as a kid

collecting the copper coins

in an old tea caddy

Ten penny chocolate drops

your average spend

for a little lads pocket

sweets switched for comic books

saving enamel for copper

and a weeks reading funnies

Hello Mister Twenty Pence

Farewell Mr Pound Note

Miss Shiny Pound has Arrived

Gold Coins saved for Blue Notes

Blue Notes saved for Orange Notes

Orange Notes saved for Purple Notes

Plastic for Paper ? A Surprise indeed

Silver shines in the plastic interior

Value reflected in a fancy Hologram