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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

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Life Media Poetry

An ink explosion

#octpowrimo #ifiwereyou

opinion is a wonderful thing

but after you’ve vented your spleen

across two pages of finest vellum

re read, recollect your thoughts, and rewrite

for once you’ve stuck it in the envelope

and it’s journeyed to the news paper

a different edition of who you are

will be plastered over the letters page

and though you won’t see them

all eyes will turn on you

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Poetry

The letters that were never sent

#octpowrimo

the old writing desk sits

in a sea of vellum , vitriol, and heartfelt tears

words carved by a sharp mind

and even sharper quill

now piled in a heap in the corner

edited highlights travel down the glass cables

but true intention hides away

under the weight of an empty glass

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Poetry

Churning up ideas

Churn

Sat in the corner in the inkwell

a mountain of thoughts, scribbles and ideas

moments, events and drawings

residing in a purple box

churning away till lightning strikes

and sentences form from that mass of written work

and sent down the line at some great speed

for someone a long way off to digest and read

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Poetry

Restart

Restart

The three buttons pressed

the work starts to disappear

in front of your eyes

 

computer insists

its day has just started

With a nice blank page

 

morals learned today

to take a tea break often

inbetween chapters