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Acrostic Fun Home

Clear

Salford, 23rd January 2020

#fowc #clear

Cloudy skies today ? hardly

light from the sun falls down like raindrops

even the sky is a wonderful shade of blue

a warm and bright day

ready for a picnic ? we’re headed for the park

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Easter Holidays Poetry

Bank Holiday Monday

#Easter #Holiday

The collective heads at the weather office

looked dumbfounded at the view outside the window

it was a common convention – it rained on a Bank Holiday

and yet, blue skies and sun were the order of the day

flowers were drenched in sunshine

and people were enjoying picnics in the park

as confectioners ran with their easter eggs

to keep their creations whole.

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Beach Growing up Memories Photography

Time travel

#Promptuarium #Photo Album


The Sands of time seem to pass
so slowly when you’re young
the cogs in the clock
seem like they don’t even move

And yet, sat with your nephews
on the big comfy sofa
you watch time go back
almost in an instant

Moments of fun
spent as a child
creating lines of sandcastles
on a northern beach

Decorations of seashells
and seaweed – covering the scene
as you and your pals
from down the street – enjoy an icecream

And faces gone – but not forgotten

look as fresh as the day the camera captured

the day little feet took a cautious dip

into northern waters
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Acrostic Freedom of Expression Seaside

Memories

#memories

Many a happy time

Enjoyed on the shoreline

Munching away at the contents

Of a well prepared picnic basket

Roast chicken sandwiches and strawberry tarts

Iced buns and banana pudding….

Eaten on a camp blanket, by a rocky shelter

Somewhere where the sardines are safe from the local seagulls

Another poem on Memory : https://inkdrops.blog/2015/10/16/broken-biscuits-jigsaw-puzzles/

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Food Poetry

Picnic days

#summer #food #sport #garden

24th June 2018

Perfect time to relax in the Garden

In the shade of a cool umbrella, out of the sun

Cucumber sandwiches and iced lemonade

Nice accompaniament to the Barbecue chicken

Inside the wicker basket – under the foil

Chocolate cake for afters – the perfect sweet

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Nature Places Poetry

Nettles

That Stings!

I took a walk recently around a well known beauty spot in the northwest of England. A cautionary tale.

 

out in civilised city life

in that seemingly picturesque garden park

its a jungle out there

as you contend with those flying bugs and ants

coming off the river to disturb your lunch

bugspray keeps them away

but watch your legs … something worse lies around

keep a dock leaf handy….those nettles sting hard!

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Art Poetry

A colourful place

Imaginary

The seeds of creativity

come from a blank page

ideas held in seed form

spread and grow in the mind

a pencil, sandwich and cream soda

the architects tools

as rainbows cast across lemonade seas

marshmallow clouds and fudge trees

provide perfect plates

for a teddy bears picnic

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Acrostic Eating Life Weather

A Fine parade

#park #garden #family #adults #children #rain #language #weather #acrostic

borrowed from my pages on allpoetry.com

Some of the language,
applied by the adults
could not be readily
repeated in front of the young
enfants

but when you’re promised sunshine and its
lashing down buckets of H20 on
everyone’s heads – picnic ruined
understandably – its the forecaster to blame

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Character Colours Garden Nature Parks

Unmellow

unmellow

#Coloryourworld #cyw #Unmellowyellow

Hardly the mellowest flower in the garden

your bright colour screams for attention –

a central figure among the reds and the blues

look at me! you cry as people picnic on the green grassy lawn.

surrounded by you and your siblings

they agree as they feast on their banana sandwiches

and drink their old fashioned lemonade

you certainly brighten up the day.

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Acrostic Cooking Food Garden

Relish

Relish

Really summery days see days on the front lawn

Everyone in a straight

Line, waiting for the meats on the grill and chef

Inviting them to try,

Something tasty and flavoursome on their

Hot Dog, Burger or Veggie Delight