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Nature Poetry

Lockdown

#promptuarium #Lockdown #birds

The birds are having a whale of a time

perched as they are on the quay fencing

taking in the rays

of the warm summer sunshine

their only dilemma for today

is when their waiter service is returning

for its great hopping to the waters for take out

but they’re missing their seeds of gold

and some of them have their feathers in a frizz….

word on the bridge is – its down to a bug

point him out they say – we want our feeders back!

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Music Poetry

Absent Minded

#Promptuarium #Napowrimo

Salford 24th April 2020

He was part of the attraction

of the rock star band

people would roar, on every tour

when they saw him stand

One day, though in August

something happened out on stage

as the large unwieldly Iron man

thought he was Jimmy Page

No Guitar to speak of,

though his speakers they did blast

heard from far , playing air guitar

playing the bands hits from the past

The band all looked round speechless

as he did his bit to their songs

but the fans they all were cheering

so join in they did , before long

And after the concert was finished

and the robot was boxed away

the fans they would all still be talking

about the day, air guitar he did play

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Acrostic Food Fruit Life

Breakfast

Salford, 7th April 2020

#Food #Morning #Breakfast #Napowrimo

A prompt from Writerswrite.co.za – cheers to the promptuarium for providing the list of prompts

Best meal of the day, some people call it….

Ripe tasty bananas slapped between two pieces of buttered bread, or

Egg, boiled and salted, and served up with bread soldiers

A hearty breakfast – they say, is fit for a

King….Bacon, Eggs, sausage, tomatoes….

French toast is an alternative if you don’t like chasing your food

As are cereals….but don’t forget toast and

Strawberry jam….its a crowd pleaser

That’ll please any fussy eater (or cheese if they don’t like the sweet stuff)

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Poetry

Foreboding

#promptuarium #picture #prompt

It hovered over the mountain

even on the sunniest of days

rainbows never ventured near

And rangers would keep a countin’

the numbers caught up in the loss of rays

as people would just disappear

Local ramblers stay on the ground

while trackers and huskies searched around

but apart from odd footprints – nothing to be found

Was something living up on that high ground

taking the climbers – without a sound ?

till they find out – they’re staying off that mound

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Nature Poetry

The Grove

#Promptuarium #Hauntedgrove

Haunted forest ?

a likely story !

up till now – she’d believed the tales her brother told her

not realising ,

the creatures in their homes in the trees were

even more frightened of her – and in the

dark – it was just the forest creatures looking out

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Poetry

Shirt

9th July 2019

#Promptuarium #thenightbefore #prompt #question #girl

She walked around the room

picking up her things

the night had been great

but it was time for serious work

breakfast could wait

as she straightened her skirt

and watched as you woke

and all you could ask

as you shared a smile

“Is that my shirt?”

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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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Childhood Inspiration Poetry Prose

Magic

7th January 2019

#promptuarium

I’ve been doing the six word stories over Christmas…this piece is inspired by one

The tree may be gone for another year

and the decorations might be back in the box

but around and about the house

there’s enough pixie dust in the air

to bring a smile to a little child’s eyes

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Poetry

The box

#promptuarium

sat by the sea shore

left by some peg legged pirate

locked treasure awaits

uncovered booty

hidden away for decades

awaiting release

precious gold and jewels

lie sleeping in the casket

waiting for a key

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Haunted Places Poetry

Not so fun fair

Salford, 15th September 2018

#Promptuarium #funfair

notsofunfair

The park wasn’t the same since the incident

the big wheel now sits there alone

the funfair moved on – down the road to another town

no explanation given, and silence from its visitors

as gory decoration sways from the wheel

in the northern wind