Challenge 30 – No16


Roses to Catch the eye….by Brian F Kirkham

They say Diamonds are a girls best friend
but a floral bouquet always catches her eye
brightly coloured tokens
from a friend or significant other
always brings a smile
if not the tongues wagging in the office


The letters that were never sent


the old writing desk sits

in a sea of vellum , vitriol, and heartfelt tears

words carved by a sharp mind

and even sharper quill

now piled in a heap in the corner

edited highlights travel down the glass cables

but true intention hides away

under the weight of an empty glass

Acrostic Poetry Romance



A moment occured

when you expressed your affection for that girl at the bus stop with a

kiss…only for the romance to die

when you shuffled about

against the bus stop pole – in full view of the

remaining passengers, it might seemed

dramatic – and some old ladies smiled (all you could do was look downwards)

Acrostic Poetry


Salford , 27th April 2018




Carefully crafted ruses for

Romantic Liaisons were

Always ensured to fall at the first fence

For heavens sake lad – chop down the moonlight sonatas

Take it simply, with a little care and

You might just sweep her off her feet

Poetry Romantic Schooldays



blood rushing quickly to the cheeks

like something out of a mills and boon novel

unrequited romances brought to life on

school hallways or stairs and

hailed to all and sundry from the response

Colours Flowers Garden Growing up Poetry Romance Romantic Schooldays

Pink Carnation

#Coloryourworld #cyw #pinkcarnation #acrostic #pinks #flower

11th April 2017


Could it be

A reason why I never can forget you

Real beauty – enveloped in a dress the colour of that flower

Never forgotten that spring night after

An attempt to grab your attention

Tomorrow, they say – is another day, but

I can’t get the vision of your smile from my head

One day – the fairytale might come true, but its

Noted you’re wearing that flower tonight


Colours Growing up Poetry

Purple Heart ❤️

#coloryourworld #cyw #purple #heart

I don’t know 🤷‍♀️ what made me fall for you

but you’ve made me all of a mess

when I saw you standing at the bar

in that purple dress 👗


was it attraction, or merely chance ?

or was I bewitched when you asked for a dance 💃

crazy to think that I would fall

head over heels for the belle of the ball


opposites, they say, attract

its magnetism, they say, a fact

so why all this time ? Have we been apart ?

falling, as I have for your Purple Heart ❤️


hearts 💕 they meet at the centre of the floor

and the girl in the purple dress wants more

so after we dance and head for our seats

we will go out to the fish shop and enjoy a treat

Acrostic Romance Romantic Schooldays



Dancing like a gentle butterfly

Advancing round the spring blossoms

Never leaving my sight for a second

Could I be dreaming ? perhaps – till she lets my hand

Enter hers, and we waltz gently

Round the disco lit floor.

Memories Romance Romantic



Random thoughts

enter the head

of a girl I once knew

back in the day


Memories still fresh

brushing past

one another in class

passing smiles


And a moment of snow

Under Mistletoe

At the winter school dance

When I took my chance



from that quirky smile

almost too much to bear

loss ? – worse than that


Moments of Grace

I’d happily chase

longing to see

her spend time with me




I saw you

I was looking for rainbows in cloudy skies…you appeared.
From across a Disco-lit hall – my eyes caught you.
A scent of a rose filled the room, you called me.
Monochrome scenes , in Black and white, turned to colourful radiance.
My entire world was focused on just one beautiful thing,
My lonely heart , joyful, began to make noise and sing
No  more sharp cutting thorns, to bring me tears of pain
These tears were of happiness, how could I explain?
An Angel had landed through diamonds in the skies
And Happiness and joy came from those heavenly blue eyes.