Puncture

Puncture

A poem by Brian F Kirkham

14/06/2017

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Perhaps it was fate intervening

Under the lights of the one – on – one run off

New champion releases a breath – as old one curses release from a tyre

Cut by something sharp on the road

Taking the title away from him

Until then, the pressure to succeed was all on him

Reflections of what could have been – expected

Even now. he’s giving a cursing glare down the tarmac road

 

Thoughts of the long distance runner

Salford, 12th May 2017

Down the long stretches of Tarmac he goes

In darkness, fuelled by apples and bananas

Some call him crazy, but others they smile

Taking to the deserted road, to break down his time

All for the prize, of reaching that line

Nice shiny medal and Achievement awaits

Could records be broken this year ? A possibility

Expect a great smile as the target is reached

Shamrock

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#coloryourworld #cyw #shamrock

Salford 23rd February 2017

 

Lucky 🍀 Irish green

You spread good fortune đź”®

To all who find you

Is it fortune or chance

That besets your finder

Only time will tell

As they scour the fields

On search for your four leaves

In time for the football match

Photo Challenge : Graceful

Graceful

graceful

Gliding across the ice like a top ballerina

rotating circles into blue ice with her blade

audiences applaud this brilliant ice dancer as she

circles around creating patterns on the ground

everyone appreciating each light move –

floating in the air as she spins

until the time comes for her to

land delicately on the ice…to receive her flowers

 

 

Cogs in the Machine

Written by Brian F Kirkham in response to the Daily post
Volunteer

Manchester 2012 – The Olympic Year

They turned up in their hundreds

to serve those landing in the city

to train, prepare and take part

in the pursuit of Gold, Silver and Bronze

 

Each with their individual role

A happy audience – the ultimate goal

Making sure the fans made their way to the game

Safe with a smile – that was the aim

 

Colourful characters – lining the street

a parade of marshals – who could not be beat

as fans from the world – arrived at a ground

and wanted to know how to get around

 

Cogs in the machine – with pointers and maps

Happy as one – helpful ladies and chaps

Treating the fans as welcomed guests

A team of vollies – that were the best

 

other vollie views :

https://inkdropblog.wordpress.com/2015/11/03/what-do-you-do-all-day/

https://inkdropblog.wordpress.com/2016/01/23/waves/

https://inkdropblog.wordpress.com/2016/11/20/memories-of-london-2012-paralympics/

Argument

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The fuse was lit at Half Time

but its a slow burner this one

was it a foul?

infringement ?

or just down right dangerous ?

 

Learned friends,

now debate

On Blue on Red

bringing up ancient history

in the process

 

They argue their sides

Was he beaten by skill

or was it the pill

of the overpulled shirt

too much to swallow ?

 

The Linesman Flags…

and there’s loads of handbags

as Ref points to the spot

Blue covers his eyes to

decision of the wise

and Red Cheers on the shot.

 

A Goal is scored, Argument put to bed

Case Closed, in the water dead

Red smiles on with apparent glee

Blue reflects on history

Flame of Hope

 

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Every four years, the torch guides the way

for sportsmen and women to come out and play

joining up countries, some new and some old

whos athletes are aiming for medals of gold

 

Created in Athens, the Olympian way

the Ancients in Athens, called out to say

we’ll meet you in Rio … now go tell them all

and out went the runners receiving the call

 

Flame passed between runners, across the sea

a symbol of hope for you and for me

passing through countries far and wide

spreading the nations Olympic pride

 

Through London and Paris in Olympic Squares

celebrations of the flame take place here and there

Passed along Spritely by the old and the new

As excitement builds … expectations do too

 

So, come on and watch, as the sun shines ahead

and cheer on the athletes who’s ambitions are fed

by support of the nations, supporting their team

Welcoming heroes …. fulfilling their dream