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Animals

Mixosaurus

#writephoto #bones #dinosaur

Skulls (Image:KL Caley)

The box simply read “unknown”

Bits of various dug up bone

Parts of the prehistoric puzzle

that didn’t match up with

triceratops or stegosaurus’s jigsaw

samples taken – no definitive answer

so they took a rest – in cotton wool

while the t-rex and others sat under starlight

questions remained

as professors hunted for clues

but where would they start – and what would they do

was this a relative of a creature running free?

or parts of a dinosaur – a T-Rex had for Tea?

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Poetry

Joy

#Octpowrimo #puzzle #challenge #Day21

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

Jump for joy

Its that day, the one where you

Get to finally finish that puzzle

Some say the picture was too complex but

As you took your time

Wait was finally worth it – as the final piece went in

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Poetry

Where do the lost things go?

#writeclub #lostitems

I’m sure there’s a spot in the house they go

these objects that move without life to and fro

Now wallets and keys – don’t have legs – so i’m told

so they must have wings – an idea i’ve been sold

Allen keys switching spots with their brother

moving from one place to another

Door keys moving from their usual place

Floating through air , dancing with grace

playing with the other stuff that does disappear

and then landing in a new spot with no fear

Piggybanks trotting away in the night

taking the pennies – that shine in moonlight

and re-appearing in the house – with complete glee

underneath a potplant or bonsai tree

but then they’ll trot off – on another little wonder

and you’ll be searching again where’ve they gone ? you will ponder…..

trotting back up the hallway stairs

and having conversations with some old teddy bears

Categories
Emotions Poetry

Hysterical

#fear #reaction

They told you to calm down

Over reaction was never the right course of action

But then again, this had been building up

Since the letter fell through the letterbox

If they’d read your medical notes

They would have realised

The administration of a drug

Wasn’t going to be that easy

For the sight of a shining hypodermic

Would be enough to send you haywire

Going to pieces before you went through the door

Categories
Airforce Childhood Military Poetry Toys

In Pieces

#airfix

I

The picture seemed accomplishable

The box was a reasonable size

The mass of pieces hidden away

II

The jigsaw vast, and wide

An advantage – No glue required

follow the pictures – one by one – like lego

III

Camouflage coming together

like they were best of pals

snapping into place to form wings

IV

preparation of propeller

poised for propulsion

piece that was smallest – key for the turning

V

now sat proud

with other marvels of flight

squadron of air kits – on a maiden flight

Categories
Acrostic Poetry

Wistful

#writephoto #wistful

A wistful scene

She returned to the moor

every hill a passing memory

veils of tears ran down her face

each time she remembered the angry rant

now she had thrown the ring back at him

she was returning to her cottage – in pieces

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Acrostic

Top

#Fowc #top

There’s a reason why they put this label on boxes

Of course, you know why this is – so that when you open it

Pieces of the puzzle (the table you bought) – don’t get lost

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Acrostic Poetry

Impossible

#Fowc #Impossible

Its crazy – you’re given the

Made up puzzle in a box and then

Prise it apart – in order to put in back together again

Of course, they give you a guide – but

Something isn’t right

Something doesn’t fit – and

It’s making you wonder why you took the whole thing out of the

Box – all the pieces are there

Laid out on the table – but who said it would be

Easy ?

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Architecture IWM North Military Museum Poetry

Octpowrimo – Day 22 – Broken pieces

#Octpowrimo #Brokenpieces

Imperial War Museum North, Manchester UK (via the Inkwell), 22nd October 2019

How does someone express the act of war ?

take you through a hundred years

and tell that tale – that no one else can tell anymore.

The man with a vision

took a thing for brewing his cuppa

and changed it into something – iconic

Smashed with a hammer

Earth air and water

came together and reformed

Falling at the side of a waterway

painted by a painter

who’s centre stood next door

And in the evening sunlight

the air shard shone as shimmering light

cascaded off its solid steel

Morning beckons

and the tales from the shards

can be heard across town

from the tales within.

Categories
Character Poetry Toys

Back together again

The Hero of our tale! (with accompanying support from Inky)

It’s not easy being me….

I took a fall from a window

and went into flight

aided by the northwest wind

I went to pieces, without assistance

My head and legs went different places

I thought – “that’s it!” – and went to bits

as i thought i’d played my aces

But from the kerb and the grass

i saw a hand pass

and head and body did rise

(to my upmost surprise!)


I looked up at the lad,

as i went good from bad

and we headed back home

a new place to roam

So i sit on the shelf, thankful for health

with other model toys – oh joy of joys

enjoying my place – in my safety of space

and spending time as i can – a new lego man.