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Acrostic Poetry Transport Travel

Waiting

#Promptuarium

Where she’s heading – nobody knows

as she sits waiting for her connection

indications on the ticket give a rough idea

till you mention other ways out of the station

in a sprawling web of transport links

navigation could lead to Macclesfield or Scarborough

getting there – requires a train – it hasn’t arrived yet

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Poetry

Murdered at the wedding feast

Note to the reader – No one was harmed in the creation of this poem 🙂

It seemed that all was looking well

as the bride made her way down the aisle

and the vows were said with grace

the decorations made the hall look swell

As her bridesmaids escorted her in style to a hall,

where food of Heston Blumenthal ,

was served up in a most grand place

on silver platters Wall to Wall.

All seemed well, till after the dance

and the cooks brought in the wedding cake

the hotel located by a railway line

All would be well, you would thought the chance

as an express went past the floor began to shake

and tiers of the cake, began to fall

they saved three tiers – but what of the rest? was it fine?

ask the page boys under the table where it sat by the wall

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Transport Travel

Links

#Socs #Links

Like the loops of a chain keeping them together

Like the wires transmitting the news to your TV

Like the road that goes from A to B

Something keeps them together

Romans Rolling over Rural Scenes

Rocky paths for Stallions and Soldiers

Ripping through riverbanks

Miles of track traversing the country

Making its way from Manchester to Middlesex

Mighty juggernauts moving from north to south

Somethings keeps them together

Traversing over hill mountain and dale

To get to the office the shops or the coast

Taking the most direct route possible (sometimes via a tunnel)

Delays ?

Daily occurrence – as

Double time spent fixing holes or faults

Reactions to Roadworks

or leaves on the line ? – Revolutionary

Rolling up to your Destination by bus not train

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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