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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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Poetry

Commute

#fowc #transport

We’re all trying to get somewhere

from point A to point B

Cupboards have to be filled

while young minds are filled

Putting your feet first

is the simplest option

but then pushing those pedals

might get you there faster

Its rare to see a horse in the city

but i think they’re hiding

miniature horses pushing

their owners down the road

and heading for a new town

a local thunderbolt

picking up passengers

on stops down the street

An electric rocket ?

snaking through the city

cleaner than his big brother

but shorter distance to travel

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Poetry Transport Travel

Waiting

#MLMM

Image by George Natsioulis

She’s Waiting

She’s Waiting by the platform

She’s Waiting for a Train

She’s Waiting for the train

She’s Waiting for a particular train

but for now – She’s Waiting

She’s waiting to get to a place on the coast

a place as a child she enjoyed the most

a place that was way off from metropolis rain

a place in the sun that you travelled to by train

tickets all booked,

bags all packed

waiting on the platform – relaxed

listening for the sound of the choo-choo horn – Maxed

While waiting.

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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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Transport Travel

Links

#Socs #Links

Like the loops of a chain keeping them together

Like the wires transmitting the news to your TV

Like the road that goes from A to B

Something keeps them together

Romans Rolling over Rural Scenes

Rocky paths for Stallions and Soldiers

Ripping through riverbanks

Miles of track traversing the country

Making its way from Manchester to Middlesex

Mighty juggernauts moving from north to south

Somethings keeps them together

Traversing over hill mountain and dale

To get to the office the shops or the coast

Taking the most direct route possible (sometimes via a tunnel)

Delays ?

Daily occurrence – as

Double time spent fixing holes or faults

Reactions to Roadworks

or leaves on the line ? – Revolutionary

Rolling up to your Destination by bus not train

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Eating

Dining on the move

Salford (via Manchester Piccadilly) 15th June 2020

#fffc

Don’t go off the rails

it’s an experience to be enjoyed

notable scenes and brilliant landscapes

in combination with some fantastic food

normally, your food wouldn’t come with such great views

gastronomic delights with fantastic scenery

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Acrostic Museums Poetry Transport

Engine

Salford, 6th April 2020

#fowc #engine

Engine, outside the power hall at Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester

Every mechanic knows – it’s

Not the wheels , but the engine that

Get’s a driver from A to B

It’s truly – the heart of any transport

Naval, bus, car or motor bike

Exception – if you’re reliant on foot or pedal power

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Poetry Rail Transport Travel

Wait

#fowc #wait

Time passes slowly

As you sit waiting for the train

To come rolling down the track

And into the station

Timetable isn’t friendly

It’s saying it’s on its way

So to distract you from the empty arrival

Your sat with your radio on play

And each tick that follows tock

Seems to be on a lock

As you wait for whoever forlorn

Listening out for the diesel trains horn

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Poetry

Derail

#Octpowrimo #Fowc #Derail

Days are funny things

Everyone plans what they’ll be doing

Running through – so nothing goes wrong

And everything goes the way they want – but

Instead – something gets in the way

Like a delayed bus, train or plane

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Poetry Travel

Delay

#fowc #Delay

What is the Rush? Train Stopped

As it sits on Tracks, Locked

I am sat in the station cafeteria

Taking in a tea and cake

In expectation that the

Next locomotive is

Going where I want to go