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Poetry

Lighthouse

Beacon beaming from the bright tower

provides guidance for the skipper of a trawler

as he pulls his catch towards the harbour

following the light

that skips along the water

created by the bright bulbt

hat turns around in the tower

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Acrostic

Glimpse

#fowc #Glimpse

Getting a short eyeshot at the

latest upgrade to the tech in your pocket

is like playing with dynamite, for you’ve seen

maybe one or two features – and now, your

portable friend’s shine seems to have lost its brightness

some say – its good to see what’s coming ahead

except for those who’s garden shed is overflowing with old stuff

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Poetry Sport Abstract

Heads or tails

#Socs #toss

Stream of Consciousness Saturday Banner

a piece on a coin toss for #Socs by inky

50:50 – I think that’s what they call it

chances of you picking the right side of the coin

It seems so plausible – there’s only two choices

but like a smaller version of a roulette wheel

the fates are rising and falling

with each turn of the coin in the air

and decisions fall in the victors favour

whether the head sees the skies or ground under foot

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Poetry Weather

Lightning

Like a flash in the pan

It appears from the clouds

Going quickly through the atmosphere

Heading for the ground

Thunder noisily telling you that

not that far away – buckets of water will be falling soon

Illuminating that message in brief bursts

Night skies lit up in a spectacular display – it’s

Going to get wet – very soon….

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Emotions Poetry

Cranky

#Fowc #Cranky

Could it be said – in order to get out of bed, you

Rolled in the wrong direction this morning ?

Absurd demands made at the breakfast table

Not only that – but a face that looked like its eaten the sourest lemon

Keep that up, and nobody will talk to you

You can’t have salmon for breakfast – have porridge instead!

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Poetry

Lantern

Lantern

Salford 23rd June 2020

Lighting up the darkness

as the Sun dips below the horizon

night-time seems an awful lot friendlier with

them , as they brighten the dark gloom

enlightening any stroll in the

rolling dark blue shades of

night-time, until Luna pops up behind a cloud

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Food Fruit Garden Poetry

Wild Blackberry

Salford, 21st June 2020

flown in over field and dale

landed among the town’s bracken and bush

entangled in some weird hug with the original bush

where expert eyes, pick up the most sumptuous berries

inspected, and sent off to the kitchen – spending time

next to the sugar and pectin – for creating a tasty jam

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Photography Poetry

Hard as nails

#SoCs #Nails

Raptor jet (Airfix) Built and photographed by inky

The pieces of the plane

snapped together quite remarkably

from propeller to wing to cockpit

it’s parts have kept together

locked in tight – no need for a hammer or nails

superglue ? redundant

it would take some serious force

for it (or any of it’s fellow squadron)

to lose their wings

though there is a case

gravity may play a hand

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Acrostic

Risk

The reality is usually greater than the prize

if you want to leap out of a plane, or over a cliff edge – you

sometimes have to understand the dangers of what you’d call “Fun”

killing yourself in the search for thrills ? Not a great idea.

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Food Poetry

Something to look forward to

#Baking #food #pie #apple #pudding #writeclub

Salford, 10th June 2020

The preparation seemed endless

the pie dish lined with the finest pastry

rolled out , sugared and buttered

now sat there waiting for the filling

The Smell of Bubbling Bramley apples

merging together with sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon

attracts the local feathered residents

looking longingly past the window glass

dropped into a sweetened parcel

and sealed with a spiced sugared lid

finally toasted together in the oven

served up after the fish and chips

and the perfect accompaniment for it

is spluttering away on a hob

as the smell of fresh vanilla custard

meets with warm apple pie – just the job!