Commitment

An acrostic in response to Iscriblrs freedom of expression challenge

Could it be

Over time and days

Moments you would call ‘voluntary’, were

Much more that that, as

In time you invest … something more than money

The effort, the graft and all for

Mere thanks for filling in the role

Expected

Noted perhaps, at a particular point in

the organisations calendar

Anticipate

10th February 2019

#Football

To readers the other side of the big pond – a poem about football or what you call soccer – Inky

While the greats are revered in Bronze

New idols are to be cheered on by the fans

At both ends of the East Lancashire Road

Fans follow every kick , head every ball

Cajoling the ball past the opposition

and bending the ball to safety

Who was it who said

“You never win anything with Kids” ?

The veteran of the Liverpool Side

should have seen it coming

for there’s young lads from Liverpool and Manchester

now tearing down the green grass

Fork in the road

9th February 2019

#Travel #Journey #Poetry #Decisions

You’ve travelled straight down this road

for what seems like an age

heading for a destination, unplanned

life seems so uncomplicated

following the signs in blue

and passing the trees in green

when all of a sudden – a yellow alert

a fork in the road

One way to the peaks , the other to Wales

Decision to be made

Blue John or Welsh Mountain Stone ?

Roast Dinner or Fish and Chips ?

Reflection

A response to #Iscriblr’s Freedom of Expression challenge


Ornamental Glass Decoration in the Garden at BASIC in Salford.

Where I’ve come with my new hobby

It was never about capturing a moment

blink at the wrong time – it was gone

hands gripped around the camera

like my life depended on it

but then with the picture

of a simple silver garden decoration

I saw something looking back at me

in a moment of wonder

I was taking a picture of something

and taking a picture of myself at the same time…

Challenge 30 – No. 28

“Depth”

Down among the depths, taken at the Sea life centre, Old Trafford, Manchester


Deep down on the sea bed

Eager crustaceans

Play cat and mouse with

The fishermen up above them, and

Hoping they avoid the fishermans traps as they

Scurry along the sandy sea bed

Challenge 30 – No18

“Patterns”

Patterns in the hologram

As i moved the card to take its picture

Was it the fragments dancing on the surface

or the collision of shapes

creating a carousel of colour

as the rainbow flew by ?

Challenge 30 – No8

“A Window Lit”

From The site of the old jobcentre – New Salford Quays “Apartments”

Salford , 27th January 2019

I once lived by the job centre

not a place to gladden the heart

it matched the grey clouds above

but as people moved in

the ministry men moved – Manchester bound

and construction men moved on to the ground

there’s people at work – now living you see

at the old home of the Ministry

and when the sun sinks past horizon at night

their windows are lit up – all shiny and bright

Challenge 30 – No 4

Taken Midday

Half way through Saturday

Fish wi summat spicy is cooking downstairs

the birds are flying round the close

having returned from foreign climbs

and football fans are converging

on a corner chippy of their favourite ground

they’re in good company

but i’ll wait till the cod lands on the noodles indoors.

Pea Soup

10th January 2019

I could say mother natures been cooking,

but she’s obscured my view

I can barely see, what’s in front of me

never mind a metre or two

And the pea soup – its a moving

as it follows the warmth of the ground

its making pretty whirls and swirls

as it moves around

And its not easy when your commuting

from museum to back to home

as the fog falls on down, it makes you frown

as you might just be looking through foam!