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Food Fun Treats

Essence

#fowc #essence

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There’s something different

in the chocolate wafer i enjoy

with my cup of tea

Just beyond the layer of chocolate

its like a host of bees have been playing

creating perfect hexagons in the wafers

Not too sticky, and not too sweet

smell passing the nose

wafts of honey with each individual chomp

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Acrostic Drink Poetry

Tea

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Taken at every time of the day

Especially in the Morning

At Breakfast Time

There are times when a cuppa can be quite a ritual

Enjoying sandwiches and cakes with

A Brew around four or five

Tea comes from different locations

Each has its individual flavour

Assam, Darjeeling or even Yorkshire….

Taken any other time of the day – its an

Escape from the daily grind

A moment to refresh – and enjoy a biscuit

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Poetry

Sunday Lunch

Salford Museum and Art Gallery (Next to Salford University)

Call it cultured if you will

A meal time of summat tasty served up at

The local museum and art gallery

Head and mind kept occupied by

Exhibits shown and

Displayed around the workspace

Roast or Corned beef, Maybe Ham

And a drop of Tea or coffee to wash it down

Likelyhood is, you might even have one of those buns under the cloche!

(Now if readers look down the side, you’ll see the soul was fed earlier)

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Food Poetry Transport Travel

Thinking of Breakfast

#writeclub #breakfast

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Up all night

travelling in their magnificent chariot

making their way to their destination

Thinking of breakfast

Driving to Penzance

from John – o – Groats

looking to fill the stomachs and throats

Thinking of breakfast

Dropping off cargo, at a rendezvous point

all the time thinking, of a roasted lamb joint

or bacon or sausage – a hash brown or three

washed down with Orange juice or perhaps ice tea

Making the regulation breaks on the way

in the services he’ll sit and he’ll stay

Bacon and sausage on plates – can they do?

No, so tween four bits of wholemeal he’ll chew

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Drink Eating Food

Cup o’ Tea

I

Normally served up

in a fine earthenware Mug

with Milk and Sugar

II

Veering from the norm

teabags stewing away in a can

over a roaring fire

III

Galley brews challenge

the finest of Galley cooks

during force sevens

IV

Tin Mugs for the Brew

for morning breakfast eating

whether sea or land

V

Set up for the day

warming you from head to toe

for the day ahead

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Poetry

Atop the hill

#FFFC

Climbing the hill

The hill climb

through wind and snow

was treacherous

One false move

and the tribe would tumble

headlong down the mountain

Their destination

just over the other side of the

snowy tops

but for a brief moment

sweet relief

as the chieftain picked out his purse

and the Hut Door Opened

“Fifty Five Hot Fruit Tea’s to Go please”

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Poetry

Summats brewin

Late night on a Tuesday ,

Watching a comedy on the golden channel

While Russell Hobbs is whipping up a storm

For my late night cup of tea

The fruit tea looks on enviously,

No imitations tonight …. I’ll leave that to the comedians

Tea bag oozes through the milk till it gets that oh so ready colour

When two sugars take a dip in the golden pool

A slurp and a sip, before

My favourite chocolate biscuit, takes a dip.

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Acrostic Rail Transport Travel

After the wait

#waiting #napowrimo #railway #delays #writeclub

After the wait

A scribble by brian f kirkham

I

Stood in a queue

lining up waiting

over five

whole minutes – to get a ticket

Movement

outrageously slow

vexed passengers

explode verbally – turning air blue

II

Sips of

transported tea

inspire few at the transport cafe

longing for the buffet car

lunch – a network rail packed sandwich

Wilted lettace,

and chicken

ina bright and spicy sauce –

the filling in between two bits of wholemeal

thats not exactly pullman service

it’s a stop gap while you wait for the

next carriages to

get here

III

A chorus of cheers, on Platform five

reaction to the sound of the locomotive

rolling down the rails

in a few minutes – passengers all

vexed by the lateness of their engine will

all be chomping on a five star

luncheon – on their way to Leicester

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Eating

Endurance

#napowrimo

Dunkin :image from stock art by inky

It wasn’t the walk through wintery woods

that bothered this hardened explorer

or the westerly wind knocking

on the wooden window frame

or the wait for his dinner to be cooked on

his camping gas stove

It was more the length of time

spent dunking his oaty ships biscuits in his tea

before the biscuit fell into his mug.

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Poetry

Sounds

#oct19 #octpowrimo

The alarm goes off ringing

its time to get up

a click of the kettle

a clink of a cup

The rumbling of wheels

travelling down the road

tooting their horns

past my abode

Silence for a while

as i’m sipping my tea

broken by tweets

from a bird or three