Girl In The Tinted Glasses

Poetry

Salford 11th December 2018

I don’t know what it is with you.

You’re there at the same time, same day

Same Reaction to my appearance on the opposite platform

Gawping like a primary school kid

I’m not an alien – and i’m past caring

what old style clothing you think i’m wearing

attitude of a kid of an age

who isn’t even working for minimum wage

To try and catch my attention,

You flounce and pout

And if stood with your pals

You scream and shout

 

Maybe you think i’m “The One” for you

Oh if only – that were true

Giggling with your pals – shows you ain’t older

even if your attitude seems any bolder

Perhaps, you think the camera footage

will catch the eye

of an X-Factor Judge at Mediacity

but all your peacocking gets from me – is pity.

Dim

Character, Poetry, Transport, Travel, Weather, Winter

Dim

In the dawn light of a winters morning

its very hard to see

why the important man with his

very important briefcase

should be stood at the platform

getting covered in snow

if he’d listened to the announcer –

a bus arrived two minutes ago

but he let it pass

and like an ass

he stands there in the snow

in the Dim light of the station

Will he catch his train….hmmm? No.

Metrolink Stowaway

Animals, Humour, Industrial, Places, Transport, Travel

Eccles to Manchester, 5th September 2017

Metropop

Manchester – here is a public announcement

Even the local birds

Think their dinner is taking a liberty , as it

Rides along the tracks without a pass, for now

On system lines from Salford to Ashton, and Bury to Altrincham

Like old Mancunian cotton weavers, they leave

Interesting little webs like they’re decorating the tram

Note the way though – they stay still on their threads when spotted

Kings of the carriage, till the arrival of a cleaner.

Midnight M5

Home, Life, Places, Poetry, Transport, Travel

Salford Quays and Manchester Piccadilly, 25th June 2010

 

The wheels of the tram roll in as

the sun descends over Ontario Basin

The moon sits proudly in a northern sky

shining on the remains of a fallen earth

 

Moonlight casts its light like a net

over water, concrete and glass

rainbow lights flicker on the waters edge

as glitterballs twinkle

 

Music played from off afar

buskers collect tips in their hats and jars

sirens cut the peace as peacemakers go cross the town

and cleaning crew vehicles cover the ground

 

And maidens of the day

make their way in the coloured light

as moon shines brightly

and stars guide through the night

 

The final buses are making their way

no more time to go and play

so its drinking a beverage in the late night caff

talking with mates and having a laugh.

A Blogger, Unplugged

Home, Leisure, Life, Pleasures, Poetry, Travel

Bloggers, Unplugged

Salford, November 2015
 

I’ve got to freely admit – I’m kind of New to this blogging thing.

However , it works in parallel with my other writing habit – poetry

So, when the need arises – the laptop i’m typing at now gets turned off…

(right now – dedicated bloggers reading this are either screaming, wailing, weeping or a combination of all three…if it’s the last one – SNAP OUT OF IT!)

I’ll pack my satchel – with some writing/drawing material and some hand made sandwiches (normally Corned Beef with HP sauce, or Chicken with Cranberry), and my Camera (with spare batteries – Just in Case) .  My Ipod gives me something to listen to if I decide to take a longer journey

And then with Satchel Packed, and Wallet, Phone and Bus Pass to hand, I’ll head into the wild blue yonder (Normally via Greater Manchester’s Metrolink Service or nearest Bus) and take in the scenery of the parks and gardens the place I call home has to offer.

Take my railcard with me – I could be on the sands within half an hour.

It refreshes the batteries , particularly if its kite-flying weather.

(An Old Spruce is bending in the back garden as i’m typing this – if it wasn’t for the clouds above – i’d be outside today)

And then once refreshed – I’ll head back home

With A Smile, and a happy heart

and perhaps a doodle or scribble for a future blog….

Station Hopping

Airport, BBC, Cricket, Destinations, Football, Leisure, Museums, Rugby, Seaside, Sports, Travel, Work

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Trains, Planes, and Automobiles.”

Metropop.jpg

Lands end to John O’ Groats on Public Transport ?

It sounds like a preposterous suggestion to make, but its not that far fetched.

You see, living where I do , in Greater Manchester – there’s an excellent network of Buses, Trains and Trams to get to.  Even in the short period of time while I was waiting for my Travel Pass, a Tram ticket cost a meagre £1.20 for a return into the city centre, and with the BBC Moving in opposite the Lowry Arts Complex

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

BBC North – One of the Destinations on Manchester’s Metrolink network.

at Salford recently – the supply of regular trams has been constant.  They don’t want to upset the London crowd you see.

So, I can now take a Pennine trip from Salford to Rochdale, before popping onto a West Yorkshire Metro from Rochdale to Todmorden in West Yorkshire if I wish…I could take in the delights of Bury Art Gallery or Lancashire Fusiliers Museum or take a trip around Oldham town centre and be back in time for Tea

The Football Set are smiling, as the metro lines take in both Old Trafford (Home of Manchester United FC) and the Etihad Campus (Home of the Commonwealth Stadium in 2002, and now Home to Manchester City FC) – and if Football isn’t your thing – then it also stops outside Lancashire Cricket Club

(Rugby Fans – Salford’s stadium is a short distance from the Eccles Stop – and they put on buses there!)

Get to Piccadilly Station, and Manchester’s Sporting Complex awaits – or if I feel like it a trip North to the Lancashire sands, taking in the delights of Morecambe’s Seafront, Blackpool’s Tower, The Lake District or Zakynthos’s Wildlife

The Metrolink now lands at Manchester Airport – so if you book your ticket – and pack a bag you could go further than you think on the humble little tram – But the Airfare costs a little extra!