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Animals Poetry

(Wild) Life

#SoCs #Animal #Sounds #Salford #Manchester

I

Friday night in the Manchester Air

the birds are out for the night

in certain spots where the birdseed flows

and the neon lights paint the town

Sometimes Red, Sometimes Blue

II

Cats are out, and on the prowl

kings of their own domain

out in their preened green jungle

playing with their catnip toys

Sounding out a evensong

before tucking in to impromptu lunch

III

Down by the deep

under the shade – sound of feathered bridge

canard and his friends enjoy their grub – discussing the days events

keeping close together

so they keep their little ones warm

IV

four paws return from patrol

result from the hunt ? minimal

no chance of a fishy surprise – so he lets out a wail

but whats this ? something meaty awaits

by the cat blanket

V

who’s this coming up the garden path

playing in the snow and rain

big paw prints heading for the door

tail in the air, big wet nose on the floor

grown up puppy asks – Hello ! Time for Tea ? I would agree

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People

Burnt Orange

A head to turn heads

When you entered the room

Instantly, you turned the boys heads

Like Desdemona had arrived

Dynamic

Heaven’s angel mixed with Hell’s fury

Only time would decide what happened next

Meeting up with old friends

By the banks of the waterside

Reality – you would be back at your post come morning

Expectations – out of the window.

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Acrostic Colours Nature

Brown

#CYW #Brown #Birds #Wildlife #Salford

Brown Feathered Canada Geese

Bringing an aire of nature to the painters palette

Red mixes with yellow and that colour goes darker as

Orange meets black and blue

Wild Animals have this colour in their fur , feathers and quills

Notably the geese who fly across town

Hope you liked this short acrostic for #CYW – Here’s another link to a poem with a brown theme – https://inkdrops.blog/2019/09/08/chocolate-4

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Animals Photography

Challenge 30 – No25

A Striped Tale…..or is that a Tail ?

What’s Black and white and Red all over ? a sunburnt Zebra! (sic)

When ever I think about an animal with Stripes, I always think about two particular animals….the tiger and the zebra

The tiger is Orange and Black (or is that black and orange ?) whilst the Zebra is Black and White (or is that white and black?). Both hide in the Undergrowth for protection using this camouflage

Now while I’ve only ever seen these two animals at the Zoo, there is a stripey animal who is quite happy to be living around you and I. I am referring to your tabby variety of pussy cat

Just remember to treat it right – or its ancestral character will come right out!

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Acrostic Animals Poetry

Tame

Tame

Cousin to the king of the beasts

anybody would think

that it would be madness to take it on

Collectively though – the wildness

ails away, when the beast needs feeding

the prince of the jungle becomes felis domestica

Coming out of the forest and scouting the garden

a happy little kitty – toys with a catnip mouse

the only thing (except dinner) he wants to seek out

Camping in his little den

and happy to be his owners pet

this cousin of kings – content as can be

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Colours Food Fruit Garden Nature Strawberries

Wild Strawberry

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#coloryourworld #cyw #wildstrawberry #reds #fruit #nature

 

Hiding away in bushes and hedgerows

little red berries await to be found

playing peek-a-boo under the greens

nothing much like their wimbledon cousins

their juicyness comes from being free in the wind

pleasant if you pick them at the perfect time

tasty enough without sugar and cream

sweetness coming direct from the sun

that peeps through their hiding place

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Art Garden Nature Outdoors Poetry

Jungle

#coloryourworld #cyw #jungle #green #nature

jungle-green

Much more a forest

with lots more trees

a place where mother nature

can be very pleased

 

A backdrop of green

for animals to stay

and their families to thrive

and their young ones to play

 

with colourful characters

living up in their tree

living off produce

of the flora and bee

 

Playing in mud

and washing in falls

the little cubs having fun

and having a ball!