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Poetry

Mirror Man

#FFFC #Mirror #Man

Manchester, 7th October 2019

A tale of a street performer, inspired by Fandango’s Picture in the Flash Fiction Challenge

He Stands on his spot,

on the grass in the square,

doing his thing

while the others stare.

image by mirceaianc at Pixabay.com.

Today it is sunny,

so today – there’s a crowd

with his occasional movement

they cheer out loud

Sometimes a bird might land on his head

hoping for the chance that they might be fed

So inside his pocket – should there be a need

he has a small bag, of bird food or seeds

Little girl passing, trying to be brave

mirror man turns and gives her a wave

and watches others, as he gives them the time

in amusing but wordless performance in mime.

Categories
Art Industrial Photography Poetry

Musical Fixings

A piece for the prompt

Transmogrify

Left over bits from the scrapyard,

Bits from a box full of fixings.

Nuts and bolts mingle with springs and old allen keys,

brought together on a square by the craftsman –

bringing a magical musical fellow to life.

No need to go nuts for your previous existence

play us a tune – jazzy little man

Categories
Childhood Chocolate Cities Fun Growing up Leisure Life

Playground

Ode to a Playground

Ode to a playground
by Brian F Kirkham

It’s all covered up now

buried in mortar and brick

the price of progress

A square plot

an oasis of fun

set in a Salford Square

Swings See-saws and Stumps

Situated by Streets

Settled by Kids

Bonbons and Ten Penny Mixes

Shared on a Seat

By friends down the street

Imagination Boundless

as Young minds they play

Passing the day