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Poetry Sport Sports Water Waterside

Red Canoe

Red Canoe Enters

The bay of the Canal side

ready for paddles

Red Canoe Enters

Cutting through watery depths

Creating White Waves

Red Canoe Enters

Gliding past the floating buoys

in shades of orange

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Acrostic Football Performance Poetry

Squad

Salford, 28th April 2020

#Napowrimo #Sport

Sports teams require more than the eleven put out on the pitch

qualified physiotherapists, doctors and coaching staff

up at the training venues ensure

a match fit, well prepared team to

do their thing when the ref blows his whistle

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Sport Sports

Ceremony

5th March 2020

#Fowc #Ceremony

The Athletes took to the track,

to a boom box anthem

dressed in the colours of their country

as cheers and lights travelled round the ground

taking to the field

masters of javelin, shot and hammer

not leaving a mark

until the start of competition

And friends and rivals share the stage

with smiles on their faces

enjoying the moment, enjoying the show

till the contest starts for real.

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Acrostic Poetry Sport Sports

Tribal

#Fowc #Football #Soccer #Rugby

Two crowds sit on their

Respective rumps, cheering on the warriors

In their tribes colours Red or Blue

By the end of the first act

A tribe at one end of the ground is jubilant

Leaping in the air – whilst the other isn’t so happy

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Character Life Memories Memory Poetry

What makes me

#Octpowrimo #Whoami

A notable thing is character

Being ones self

Creative experiences that

Define who you are

Even if its the only thing they’ll know you for

A few bumps and scratches along the way

Brain ops and chicken pox two little obstacles

Cerebral Palsy and “Juvenile arthritis” the other

Determination to walk and overcome the obstacles

Each medical “Expert” put in my path

A smile and friendly ear to all

Beavering away at a project or two

Crafting works with my camera (or pen and paper)

Delivering talks at a place of learning

Every week of the year

A keen reader, and audiobook listener

Bookshelves crammed with well known authors

Cricket shares space with Football (soccer) and Sci-Fi

Discworld stories and Tommy Cooper

Each book a page turner

A Family Album, now replaced by SD Cards

Brought to life by an electronic photo frame

Collated scribbles published by others

Don their own little space on the bookshelf as

Excited Spectators and Visitors are greeted by me

And memories of friends and family are all around

Behind individual knick-knacks sat in their spots

Commonwealth memories to

Days of academic achievement

Each one a little piece of the Jigsaw that makes me

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Poetry Sport Sports

Grand Final

Old Trafford, Manchester 2019

St. Helens V Salford

or put it another way – flip it round

David vs Goliath – St. Helens are the league champions, Salford had to come through the playoffs – and its 1st versus 3rd – A marvel in itself given the pundits had written Salford off at the start of the season

However they made it through the Melee of the Super 8’s – and come through on top at the end, all that they face now is St Helens at Old Trafford.

A battle tween two ends of the M62.

I will be listening to the game on the steam powered wireless, but I reckon the Regulars of the AJ Bell are going to enjoy every minute.

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Poetry Sport

Court

Could there be any

other reason why whilst a tennis

umpire’s assistants,

regard

themselves as judges ?

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Poetry

Whistle

#Fowc #Whistle #Acrostic

When the pea begins to rattle, the noise

Hits the high notes

It’s time for the action to begin, a

Signal from the official

Time to get underway

Let’s get moving

Excitement – building

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Football

Final Whistle

#fowc #referee #sport #football #rules #ball

It’s a funny old game is Football
You walk for miles down roads and up stairs
to get to those golden ticketed chairs –
then as players take to the field
you wait for the referee to yield –
the man in the middle – you await his call
and for stars on the pitch to start kicking the ball.

Then as it does,
and ball travels back
a flag or a whistle stops the attack
and you lament the official – in yellow blue or black
But in his defence – he follows the rules
and his fellows know their stuff – they’re no fools
So when whistle is signalled and games underway
They’re there to ensure there’s a bit of fair play.

And when defender tackles striker,
and he goes in far too hard.
The Man in the middle gives warning
with a bright yellow coloured card.
And player knows better, to look out instead
as the last thing he wants to see is red!

And when the match is over,
He whistles out to all…
“The match time is now finished –
  That’s the last kick of the ball!”

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Poetry

What’s Awesome?

#Fowc #Awesome

Salford 4th June 2019

If this reads a bit like a list – It’s not supposed to be!

Rainbow list of all my stuff that makes my life awesome!

Things I’ve done, Places I’ve seen

Being a cog as part of a much larger machine

Taking up writing as self – therapy

Helping out run some great events for free

Colourful Image of Imperial war museum in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester
Imperial war museum , Greater Manchester (with a splash of colour)

Greeting students at the museum door

Laying down tiles of a competition floor

Greek acropolis, Rhodes
Artwork of Greek Acropolis, Rhodes

Rising to heights of an ancient scene

Keeping a log of the places I’ve been