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Food Fruit

Jam

#Socs #Fridge

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The seal popped

The jar opened

The flavours released

sweetened fruit held in suspension

spread over hot buttered toast

sensations – smell sight and taste – heightened

Warm strawberry tastes

Wild , sweet and welcoming

Tasted with every bite

The rest of the flavours – locked in the jar

kept in a place with the polar bears

for tomorrows crumpet feast

Categories
Technology

Ring

#Socs #Ring

the noise of many things in the house

from the alarm clock that wakes you in the morning

to the egg timer ensuring your boiled egg is just right

and you daren’t miss the noise of some bells

no matter how noisy it is

the bells of the bakelite phone?

it’s your reletives on the end of the line – waiting to say hello

Categories
Poetry

Journal

#Socs

A simple little book

filled with ideas, scribbles and thoughts

lists of things from shopping to travel

diary listings, and recipes of the day

half written reminders and poetical prose

cobbled together with the odd written drawing

kept in a box in a private library

so you can always go back to it!

Categories
Halloween Life Poetry Spooky

Trick or Treat ?

#Socs #Halloween #Trick #Treat

Jackolanterns (art by inky)

No lanterns coming to the front porch

No ghosts floating past the door

No Vampires not worrying ’bout their canines

No Werewolves coming to explore

The street is surprisingly quiet

the children all indoors

as parents keep them from bugs in the air

and other nasty spores

But there’s bobbing apples a plenty

and games in the family house

and treats and the telly, filling their bellies

till they all have to be quiet as a mouse

Categories
Drink Food Fruit

Milkshake

Salford, 24th October 2020

#Socs #Milkshake

Maybe its the

illuminating colours i

like about them, but i

keep returning to the coffee shop

slurping them down and

having a marvellous time

allying icecream, banana, and the freshest milk

kept cold in an ice cold frosty refridgerator

enjoyable on any seasonal day

Categories
Home Humour Learning Life

looking up words

#Socs #Wordnotfound

You would think , after years of primary, secondary and even tertiary education

There wouldn’t be a time when i’d need to check my spelling

Then again – the English language is full of wonderous words – and although the grand academics might not like this , some of them have been happily poached from our friends and neighbours across the English Channel.

Some have been invented and Some words and terms have been put in there simply because they’re used in common parlance

Howzat then ? because someone’s asked for a thingummy-bob to fix a watchamicallit as part of a job.

Normally Translated – A Spanner or wrench to fix a nut or a bolt, or an allen key to screw together two bits of wood with those magic screws – you know the ones – Hexagonal holes in the head of the screw

and as words keep on being added – the pages of the dictionary get bigger… And don’t think the computer can keep up – for poor old Hex has to have his Lexicon updated (sometimes daily) to keep up.

The true test ? getting listed in the OSW – Official Scrabble Words list – and there’s plenty in those pages!

Categories
Ghosts Halloween Haunted

Medium

#Socs #Medium

Man in the middle

expecting to receive a

defininate message

in the air around him

unless he’s disturbed

messages from the angels and spirits come quick

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Acrostic Places Poetry

Motion

#socs #poetry #motion

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the waves moved us on

destination isle of man

behind us north wales

sails blown here to there

waters waves breaking against the boat

while some dived down deck

crashing waters hazardous

getting wet ? least of worries

grateful for lighthouse

Categories
Autumn Nature Poetry Seasons Weather Winter

Collars Up

#Socs #Collarsup

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Considering its not the warmest

Outside, and it

Looks like autumnal weather is here

Like an old friend

Application of a Woollen Jumper or Scarf might be in order

Really good Duffelcoat or Waterproof to keep out the rain

Something tells me we’re going to need it

Until mother nature allows the mercury to rise – its best to

Prepare….stay indoors if you don’t have to go out – wrap up if you do

Categories
Acrostic

Sharp

#SoCs #Sharp

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Some say Like a bright yellow lemon

Hot headed ? Far from it….

As your aim at your targets are pinpoint

Rapier like wit and a brilliant mind and good looks

People should look out – you’re not just a pretty face