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Fruit Poetry Sweets

All Spent up

#fowc #Napowrimo

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I don’t know what you’d call it

Inflation , perhaps ?

If you took your single gold coin

Inside the confectioner’s

It would give you half the bag of boiled sweets

Instead of what you got last year

In fact you wouldn’t get any change

It would leave you with empty pockets.

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Food Fun Home

Chocolate Dreams

#writeclub #chocolate #dreams

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Crafty little easter bunnies

having had us give up the sweet stuff

over 8 weeks of spring

carry their baskets of candied heaven

out amongst the town

leaving special treats for the kiddies

(and their mums and dads) in the house or garden

toffees and bonbons to make anyone smile, inside

eggs of extra special chocolate, and of course

some special cake for an easter tea

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Childhood Chocolate Food Poetry

Anything with chips

Charles George William Dupree

is a funny little kid – his parent’s agree

he’ll eat breakfast and dinner – without any fuss

but there’s something the doctors need to discuss

Why little Charlie will eat all on his plate

if only there’s a helping of chips to wait

Now fish and chips are whats called a staple up north

and most weekends Mum and dad would order forth

a helping of haddock with the tastiest tatas

and perhaps a pudding to enjoy later

but now little Charlie want’s all his food brought

like the chipped potato that his Mum and dad bought

meaning Pork chops and Beefsteak are cut up and sliced

and all vegetables have to be served up and diced

And its not just the veggies – its his puddings as well

but Charlie and his chums, they think its swell

eating his puddings served up like chips

with a custard sauce and a toodle pip!

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Poetry

A Small Crime

#writeclub

a writeclub piece by inky

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In their own way

the bank staff declared

an unofficial holiday

Bold as brass – they walked out with sass

with all the copper pennies

increasing the cost of the sweet shops

the 99p shops and chemmies

for while they were living the high life

with the money that they had pinched

the storeholders had to recoup their loss

and the shoppers – they all flinched

for as 1p turned to 2p,

2p turned to five

and 10p treats rose to 50p

with kids screaming “Man Alive!”

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Food Growing up Memories Treat Treats

Looking through the bakers window

#napowrimo #bakers #window

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I can remember walking past the bakers shop

I was six or seven,

a special treat – but only to be eaten after lunch

and that was if – i could find it

you see, my treat was hiding around the bread rolls

playing peek a boo by the chocolate cakes

and skipping around the Chelsea buns

but there was always a moment

where he’d pop up in the bakers window

to say hello

adorned with glace cherries and coloured icing

so i’d forget the iced buns or the Egg Custards

and enjoy my special tasty treat

provided by the baker who made my gingerbread man

gingerbread man
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Colours Food Poetry

Random

#Onelinerwednesday #napowrimo

SEATTLE – DECEMBER 24: A closeup of a bowl of Skittles which are kept on the sidelines for running back Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks during the game against the San Francisco 49ers at CenturyLink Field on December 24, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Picking out a strawberry in a bag of skittles

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Halloween Life Poetry Spooky

Trick or Treat ?

#Socs #Halloween #Trick #Treat #octpowrimo

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

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Chocolate Life Photography Poetry

Bite

#wordpress prompts #napowrimo #Bite #Easter

Salford 11th April 2020

A sweet sounding prompt from the inkwell

Hi Folks

Inky back with another photographic delight from the inkwell.

all sorts of candy treats….from milk chocolate bears to candy bananas……

Yes. it is the last day of lent…and yes it has been a pain knowing just where i’d stashed all that yummy stuff away till now

However , Given the odd sunday allowance and my birthday tea –

i reckon i’ve done rather well from abstaining from the sweet stuff,

there is of course one thing that re-emerged on my birthday

And its not being opened till Bank Holiday Monday 🙂

As its easter – and im doing Napowrimo – here’s a little something sweet inspired by Matthew Tomlinson’s sweet shop at Salford’s Lark Hill Place

It’s called Pick and Mix

Open up your bag, and round
your choice of sweets for just a pound
a choice of sweets, is hard to choose
with more than just the penny chews.

Some candied shrimps, some lemon drops
chocolate footballs, fizzy pops
Bonbons of strawberry, cola cubes
Dolly mixtures and sherbet in tubes

Candy lollies in different flavours,
Fruit sherbet drops with tastes to savour
lemon pastilles, and aniseed balls
and space dust that’s fizzy to not one kid but all

Chocolate cups, a favourite for me
were usually the thing to be eaten wi’ glee
But don’t eat them all now, or else there won’t be
any room left in your tummy for tea! 

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Chocolate Christmas Poetry

Nutcracker (Cookie Jar)

Second day of the Christmas Countdown

everyone knows , that soon this drum major will be

rapping out a tune on his drum – for

gooey chocolate cookies might be guarded by him

expecting little ones to go on a hunt

not knowing where the treasure is hiding

that’s something – the dear major is keeping under his hat

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Childhood Ghosts Halloween Poetry

Basket

Halloween pumpkin basket

#fowc #basket

behind each little basket on Halloween night

a little munchkin , male or female, in a

spooky costume, and as the treats

keep on coming this receptacle

eventually fills all the way to the top

toffees, sweets and chocolates for spooky visitors