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Cities Outdoors People

ideal view

Photo Credit: Caters

#MLMM

From the top of the tower

he had an ideal view

of the comings and goings

down below

Looking down

he could see

all the cars and the buses

making their way through the big city

And as they moved

through the city

big as they were – the people

looked like tiny ants

And as he looked at them

A small group of ants

looked up at his viewpoint

where he was sitting

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Life Parks People Places Poetry

Community

#Writephoto

Community – Image by KL Caley

It takes a lot to build a town

it’s not just bricks and mortar

but all those little things you

occasionally take for granted

The corner shop

The Lollipop Man

The local school

doing the best they can

The Bin Men keeping the local streets clean

and the local parks and gardens green

while gardeners plants the flowers and trees

so little uns can pick as much as they please

Mr Postie delivers the latest news

while mr Policeman looks for traffic and clues

and doctor and nurse makes sure everyone’s fine

while little uns go to their classes in line

And getting us safely from A to B

Mrs Bus Drivers taking us home for our tea

Not before travelling off to the shops so

Visiting Mr Grocer we pop.

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Life

Lockdown – an acrostic

#acrostic #lockdown

Magpies are having a field day

as the neighbourhood still sleeps

nipping on and off the rooftiles while

cats on the ground they creep

household activity – minimum

everyone’s taken to bed, for

somebody said there’s a lockdown, so

they’ve decided to rest their heads

even the stadiums are empty – no fans to follow the score

reality needs them return now – so the teams can hear them roar

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Birds Poetry

Another Mission

A re-write of an old poem by inky

They’re coming en – masse

to a patch of green grass

on a mission

Flying overhead and

Fishing around the quayside bins

for that half eaten sandwich

or open sardine tin

From Ramsdens to the Royal Oak

They rendezvous round

some right royal pickings

And as the Canada geese look on

the feathers skip and hop

between passing pedestrians

in their summer regalia

They don’t mind – if its breakfast or tea

and when chased by the geese – off they flee

heading for new greens – they’re on to a winner

something really tasty for dinner

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Colours Insects Poetry

Outrageous Orange

If anyone saw your recklessness

bounding from flower to flower

pinching the finest nectar from each one

I’m pretty sure – they’d be shocked

no wonder the bees are fed up

but people see your pale orange wings

and just smile

not knowing you’ve just done a heist in the garden

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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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Nature Poetry

Ode to the trees

#Octpowrimo #Huggingatree

They line the road, from bottom to top

watching the people and vehicles pass by

doing their work without a word

the birds rest on their branches as they’ll flop

to trees with lots of leaves they’ll fly

the shade cast on the greens of the grass around

enjoying the cool from the suns rays unheard

out of the sun – on the shadiest ground

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Life

Windows

With each new morning, and an opening of curtains

Is a brand new picture for your eyes to view

Note the trees and the flowers and

Doves and pigeons in the sky above

Of course, this isn’t a painting – it’s real life

While you are watching out of your window

Something else is taking place, right here, right now

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Poetry

Lost

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#Lost #Fog #Picture #Disappeared #Vanished

they went for a wonder

through a familiar place

when the fog lifted later

of explorers – no trace

 

The local constabulary

puzzled like all

to Scotland Yard

they made a call

 

The dogs let loose

as the yards crack squad

examined each footprint

the missing had trod

 

but like their colleagues – at the end of the day

the inspector concluded – they’d been whisked away

with no more evidence – he said “Call off the dogs….

these poor souls have been taken by the fog!”

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Acrostic Life Poetry

Circle

Circle

Could this humble little shape, be a metaphor for life ?

It’s strange – how i watch people

Running around like those

Cartoon characters you see on Saturday morning TV

Like there’s no tomorrow

Expect chaos to ensue – at holiday season – it gets worse !