Message in a bottle – 2

Salford, 21st July 2017

Remember that piece I wrote about the message washed up in a bottle ?  I’ve given it a little thought and wrote what might have been on that rolled up paper!



Sat, as I am
on this deserted isle

I’m sending this message
to make someone smile

Being stuck on this island
isn’t much fun

even though theres blue skies
and lots of sun

so I’ve drawn you a map
and hope you might see

to send out a crew
to rescue me!


Message in a bottle



The green glass container

landed with a bump on the sands

The sea, tired of its presence


No fine wine or olive oil here

but something more precious

a message for someone special


Sent in hope than anticipation

dropped into blue waters

floating off towards land


Time remains – and Questions Unanswered

Did message reach intended target ?

Or is he (or she) ? combing the shore ?



A poem written by inkdrop for the daily post : Perfume

Salford (via Heraklion) , 10th May 2017

Perhaps it was her eyes that first attracted me

Everyone stopped – freeze frame as we met

Reaction to that wonderful smile – unabashed, but

From that day on, she seemed to be everywhere

Unusually, i couldnt see her around, was my

Memory playing tricks on me ?

Even the blossom’s sent a message of her

The message

a message noted urgent

was passed through the post

to the house by a postman,

eating his toast


it was marked up with red ink

for addressee in the house

who was working hard at the sink

quick as a mouse


you’ve won a prize draw

for this house in torquay

and it’ll cost you no more

than a hundred pound fee


but it no fool our dear reader

having read message therein

the message found a quick way

into recycle bin!


In response to the prompt


Speak softly – don’t yell

for there’s a tale to tell

keep message clear – it’ll make people think

and the message might go out and make a link


Yelling out Stories

just gives listeners a pain

it might be important

but they wont hear it again


So keep calm and low

and resist thoughts to shout

and people might listen

as your message goes out.