Categories
Animals

Mixosaurus

#writephoto #bones #dinosaur

Skulls (Image:KL Caley)

The box simply read “unknown”

Bits of various dug up bone

Parts of the prehistoric puzzle

that didn’t match up with

triceratops or stegosaurus’s jigsaw

samples taken – no definitive answer

so they took a rest – in cotton wool

while the t-rex and others sat under starlight

questions remained

as professors hunted for clues

but where would they start – and what would they do

was this a relative of a creature running free?

or parts of a dinosaur – a T-Rex had for Tea?

Categories
Science

x ray

#fowc #x-ray

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com

You might not see your insides

but these things definitely can

giving the nurses and surgeons

something which they can plan

picking out your skeleton

and each one of your bones

showing it up on a piece of film

in lots of different tones

Categories
Animals Historical Manchester Museum Poetry

Too Many Bones – Too

#writeclub #Dinosaur #Toomanybones

The Professors and the Doctors

shook their heads

as they watched the students

with their problem

They had been on the dig

for a number of weeks

measuring bones and

giving them tweaks

And putting them together

leg “a” to foot ‘b”

to show off their theories

as part of their degree

But now there’s a problem

in the jewel – there’s some grit

at least one of the bones

in the skeleton doesn’t fit

so they’ve put all the bones

that don’t fit in a pile

this second skeleton –

just might take a while

Categories
Animals Character Museum Museums Photography

Rex

Rex – Silhouette

Salford (via Manchester Museum), 20th June 2020

King of the Dinosaurs!

woken up by the sound of a wide brush,

and now sitting proud in a grand hall

towering over us all

while human children look and read,

what he liked, for a feed.

Categories
Poetry

Forever

Image prompt c/o Pinterest – anyone want to lay claim to the image let me know and i’ll credit you on here – thanks!

Link: https://promptuarium.wordpress.com/2019/02/14/forever-2/

They said they’d be friends for ever

as they watched the magical sight

a merger of magical colour

bringing colour to the night

but then – a terrible happening

hit them both stone dead

as a flying piece of asteroid

hit them both as they planned to be wed

but as night fell after the morning

the two lovebirds returned to the spot

and continued to go there each night time

long after family and friends had forgot

Categories
Poetry Sport Sports

Skeleton Bob

A winter Olympiad poem, inspired by the Gb team

I watched in awe as off they flew

Down the run of ice clear blue

On a craft to generate speed

Carving through ice quickfast was the need

As excited crowds they passed on by

They cheered them on as athletes did fly

And they did this more than once or twice

Navigating track all covered in ice

Aiming to make the fastest time drop

Running through finish line before they did stop

And repeating the task to achieve bronze thru to gold

To beating the clock in the ice and the cold