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Poetry

Mission control

#FDDA #Writingspace

A Corner of a room

prepared with paper , pens , coloured pencils and such

placed randomly around a silver coloured laptop

located by a local view

if needed , a nearby camera will provide visual cues

combined with words from a number of coloured notebooks

as the ideas form and come together like a rocket

the sky is the limit as

imagination bakes the ingredients and with a little tweaking

out of nowhere, a

new piece is formed for people to read…..Liftoff!

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Acrostic Industrial Transport

Juggernaut

#Fowc #Juggernaut

Just as you thought the

unstoppable force was too

gigantic to stop in its path

greater forces played a hand

expectations were it would run out of steam

reality was no one would see the mighty excavator getting stuck in the

narrowest of passageways

all down to the drive for more sellable goods

unusually – the crews response – shut down and go home

they may find mother nature has occupied it when they return

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writing

The Tourist

#Alien #Scifi

Salford, 9th July 2020

He arrived with his family by local craft

having been given a special pass by the men in black

heading into the town, they hit the town running

his wife wanted to buy a hat, his lad a sport shirt he’d heard about

“The Bradford Bulls” – were now his team – said his lad

Local’s helpful – and trying to be nice in the restaurant

Strictly vegetarian main meals – salad and vegetable pasta

and Fruity puds for afters

Watched a match at old trafford, and Highlights on TV

no seeing red on Black and White…..

Tomorrow they’re off to the Lakes

so don’t call the fire brigade – those lights in the sky

it’s only the aliens heading back to their hotel……

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Acrostic Poetry

Talented

#Writeclub #Prompt #Object #Writing #Acrostic

The finely crafted fountain pen from France,

and his wood-turned friend from Ireland,

looked on in ultimate envy, for

even as they sat there, they could

never out-perform this mechanised workhorse

tripping out material from its masters mind

eventually, they’d be used – to sign a cheque or write a letter

destiny ? they only need look at their old chum the quill.

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Poetry

Outline

A draft of idea

getting what you want on paper

without going into any great detail

the first bone of a skeleton

that forms over time

will it end up on the gallery wall ?

time will tell

but the recepticle by your right hand side

is ready to receive it should you change your mind

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Dreams Inspiration Poetry

The Moon, Sky, Stars and Sea

Salford 27th April 2020

#Napowrimo #writeclub #Dreams #Metaphor

The moon is a bright shiny Ten Pence piece

The sky is a furry dark blanket

The stars are little sequins reflecting on that blanket

The sea is a vast mirror, reflecting whats above

The Moon is a beacon for space travelling mice

The sky is the map they use to travel about

The stars are the destinations on that map

The sea the place they hide their spaceship

The moon lights up the sky at night

The sky keeps a kite up in flight

The stars play with the new thing in the sky

The sea watches on, and moves on by

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Poetry

Fiction

#fowc #fiction #character

Salford, 3rd April 2020

Take a germ of an idea

give it identity

a place to live

a routine, neighbours, friends

add other characters into the mix

allow actions to take place

interaction, work, sport and even – a social life

What happens next ? – that’s down to you

Your hand on the tiller of the ship of the character

Flight of Fancy ? Perhaps…..

That’s writing, that’s Fiction

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Acrostic

Collaborate

#fowc #Collaborate

Coming together – master of their crafts

on a mission – to craft a

labour of love,

local writers and poets – some

amateur, some well known professionals

bring together an opus of work to

orderly gander at

read at your leisure

and raise a smile at the

talent on every page

its available for a small donation to charity

of course – their all buying a copy for themselves

noting the day they came together – to create something special

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Poetry

Paper

#fowc #paper

pulped and rolled out wood chip

a marvellous media to receive the

pens contents

even if the colour is

red , blue, yellow or green

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Character

Blot

#FOWC #Inkdrop

By an act of gravity

launched from a fountain pen

over the white letter paper

the ink made its mark

Born out of a fault

launch of an identity

over time

that developed

Beginnings of a character

living on its on line home

out of nowhere

the footprints spread