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Eating

Dining on the move

Salford (via Manchester Piccadilly) 15th June 2020

#fffc

Don’t go off the rails

it’s an experience to be enjoyed

notable scenes and brilliant landscapes

in combination with some fantastic food

normally, your food wouldn’t come with such great views

gastronomic delights with fantastic scenery

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Poetry

Alert

#Writeclub #Prompt

11th May 2020

I wrote this in response to the Write Clubs “Home/Alert” Prompt and thought i’d share with my fellow wordpressers – enjoy

Railway

The news from Network Rail rang out

“To make people aware

In the event of an alert

Three sharp blasts

Will be heard from the

Station Masters whistle”

The day carried on

As rushing commuters

Grabbed vital space

Like sardines in tins

Without tomato sauce

But then out of the air

The people were aware

Of a shrill high tone

Three sharp blasts

To chill to the bone

All engines stopped

At signals propped

By station master – No glee

That signal you see ?

He was brewing up tea!

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Poetry

Platform

#Fowc #platform

Lancaster Railway Station (Print from Stock Image by Inky)

Perched on a bench – sat by a

line….waiting

as the station announcer

tells you over the tannoy, that your train isn’t arriving

for another forty minutes

on the plus side….the cafeteria is nearby so you can

ravish your teeth on another British Rail Pastry

moment to enjoy while you wait….

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Acrostic Photography Poetry Rail

Carriage

#fowc #carriage

Sat by the platform

it waits for the sign as

gentlemen and ladies alike

now make their way to their furnished cabins

a wonderful journey to places wonderful

lakes mountains and streams – but they have to wait for the flag

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Poetry

Derail

#Octpowrimo #Fowc #Derail

Days are funny things

Everyone plans what they’ll be doing

Running through – so nothing goes wrong

And everything goes the way they want – but

Instead – something gets in the way

Like a delayed bus, train or plane

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Poetry Travel

Delay

#fowc #Delay

What is the Rush? Train Stopped

As it sits on Tracks, Locked

I am sat in the station cafeteria

Taking in a tea and cake

In expectation that the

Next locomotive is

Going where I want to go

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Acrostic Life Poetry

Track

#Fowc #Track

Sunday 14th April

Two lines of sturdy steel

Rolling down the road, from point a to point b

A thing for the engine to be able to travel

Connecting people and places across this isle

Keeping people moving

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Poetry

A Poetry Response

26th November 2018

I Composed this piece after reading fellow poet Luna’s Poem #93

You can find that piece here

Sent it to her first, then i thought i’d share it with the rest of you all…enjoy

If you want to comment, feel free to post – Inky.

Loco 673, a steam train at National Railway Museum, York
Loco 673, at National Railway Museum, York

I watched from the other platform
the girl with the not so happy smile
she let the express go by her
and was sat by the tracks for a while
sat on her own – as the trains went by
something began to question why?
so over the platform I started to walk
and sat by the platform – and the two of us talked

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Photography Places Poetry Transport

Central

07F84285-F2F6-4D6B-9F2E-1D812B6F7F74Salford 23rd August

a tale of Manchester central, which I knew as G-Mex when I were young (sic)

I

It’s the place

where mighty wheels

rolled over lines of steel

to take you north and south and east

to wonderous places where stress released

II

Slap bang

In the middle of town

The rail network changed – they shut it down

Exciting times lay ahead,

Sport and music from the railways bed

III

Conferences held under railways arch

Entertainment and sport – set among trees of green

Next to connections set up for the place

Travelways and walkways, Roman Wall, Air and Space

Rolling on to Altrincham, Bury and the Quays

And new lines to the home of Man city and the Beeb

Leading to th’ airport and parks and the trees

IV

and just by the tramstop – in the place by the field

the stations old tale is all but revealed

showing the vehicles that stopped at this place

before changes to the line – Piccadilly replaced.

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Cities

In the city

City

A tale of the city I live in…enjoy

It started as an outpost

a place so far from Rome

people soon put down roots

and began to call it home

 

Waters ran from rivers to well

and before the flush toilet – O what a smell!

Horse and Cart instead of the car

brought goods round from near and far

 

Inventors improved things – bringing light to the night

burning a gas that burned bright white

Theories exchanged – via great schools of thought

as on the dockside , commodities were bought

 

But as things changed – so did life

Entertainment phased out trouble and strife

Theatres and Football if you were in to sport

as visitors came visiting this brand new port

 

Museum’s taught the tales of the place

and seeing the objects – they thought they were ace

learning about engines, tractors and trains

that went over rails crossing valleys and plains

 

But still city grows as the minute hand moves

as new companies settle and start a new groove

As water still passes down canal it does go

passengers visit on boats as it flows.