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Acrostic Character Christmas Poetry

Mr Claus

#Christmas #Santa

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Somewhere in a hidden forest

among the scots pines and fir trees

noted gentleman is taking five having

taken and delivered kiddies toys and presents

all around the world

(he’ll be back to work soon – but for now he’s taking a nap!)

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Childhood Christmas Growing up Poetry

Play

#fowc #play

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Play , they say is important in a

little ones life

and with christmas there’s plenty to engage with

yet – what do you find them playing with?

Possibly – it’ll be the blocks

lined around the living room

and perhaps – it could be the teddy bears

yet , no it’s not them

Perhaps – theyre playing with puzzles

lots of those wrapped up this year

alongside the tin toy trucks and aeroplanes

you know – its not them either

Positioned in the middle of the lounge floor

located away from the christmas tree

a cardboard box with wrapping paper

yet with all those toys – it’s their favourite plaything.

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Childhood Christmas Toys

Toybox

#writephoto #toybox

#Christmas #toybox #writephoto

The christmas toys lay scattered

on the floor of the playroom

yet over in the corner – a solution sat

bear was waiting to greet the blocks and

other fun stuff – freshly unwrapped while little un played

xylophone – the others headed inside

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Character Childhood Memories Poetry Toys

Bears

Bear, Created in Painter by Inky

WQWWC #51: Toys/Play

Furry old bear

old as me

sat in his favourite spot

Pondering what’s for tea

as he follows his owner

down the stairs

Honey , Milk or Chocolate

perfect proposition for

afternoon treats

Teddy bear picnics

on summer mornings – favourite

time of day

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Poetry

Where do the lost things go?

#writeclub #lostitems

I’m sure there’s a spot in the house they go

these objects that move without life to and fro

Now wallets and keys – don’t have legs – so i’m told

so they must have wings – an idea i’ve been sold

Allen keys switching spots with their brother

moving from one place to another

Door keys moving from their usual place

Floating through air , dancing with grace

playing with the other stuff that does disappear

and then landing in a new spot with no fear

Piggybanks trotting away in the night

taking the pennies – that shine in moonlight

and re-appearing in the house – with complete glee

underneath a potplant or bonsai tree

but then they’ll trot off – on another little wonder

and you’ll be searching again where’ve they gone ? you will ponder…..

trotting back up the hallway stairs

and having conversations with some old teddy bears

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Childhood

Berserk

#Fowc #Berserk

By the time , you’ve got a handle on this

everything has changed

reactions wild , leads to a rockstar event in the room

stopping the wild child – and tempering the rising mercury could

explode in your face but

really – when the devil has turned back into an angel, you’ll

keep on picking up the books and toys he threw about in a tantrum

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Character Christmas Poetry

The Lancashire Elf

The Lancashire Elf

A Christmas Tale for readers of the Inkwell

Happy Christmas Everybody! Inky.

An Elf

Up there in Lapland,
where its Christmas all day
a strange kind of elf,
has decided to play

Santa’s perplexed, as he’s really quite tall
but the other elves round him are having a ball!
When reaching up high, they call for his aid,
and putting toys on high shelves, he’s made the grade

He’s good for woodturning and chopping down wood
and making new toys ? He’s really quite good.
foreman found him in th’forest – and he said he’s for hire
– he comes from a forest – called “Lanky – Shire”

The other elves love him, they think that he’s grand
as their big pal “lanky” gives everyone a hand
and its not just toymaking skills that he’s got
he’s cooking up dinner – he calls it “Hotpot”

And come Christmas eve when the elves they do pack,
“lanky” is there to fill Santa Claus’s sack
This great big elf, makes every kid smile
as he helps dear old Santa go the extra mile

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Photography Poetry Toys

Minimum/Maximum

#Socs #Mini #Maxi

Two bears talking to a Lego Man…..

Up on a shelf i spotted a conversation taking place

my little lego man talking to one of my model bears

compared to some of my other old bears – he’s the smallest

but compared to the lego men – he’s huge 🙂

Fortunately, the lego man sits on a spot where he won’t go to pieces

Sat by a soldier in his guards post, where he’s watching the airfix planes 🙂

Spaceman and Grenadier
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Animals Toys

Old Bear

#Octpowrimo #Childhood

old bear – colour pencil drawing created in painter by inky

A bit rough round the edges

but he’s still as loveable as ever

now sat in the corner with the newer toys

a compendium of memories from days gone by

companions and confidante

when the darkness falls

or the ghosts come to town unexpectedly

best thing of all – he’ll always be there when you need him

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Acrostic Toys

Magnetic

Many of the tin toys seemed to want to be near the new guy

Arriving as he did out of the box, like a bolt from the blue

Gravitas – you might call it

Noted from day one –

Everyone wanted to be near him

Though in truth – they didn’t know why

In time, his popularity would go away , but for now they’re

Collected around him