Encrusted

Salford (via Navagio Beach) , 22nd February 2018

 

White Sandy beaches,

Offset by clear blue sea

Navigated rusted boat sat by the cliffside

Down where the anchor should be

Encrusted with Barnacles and other sea creatures

Rock formations , home to a multitude of life

From strings of mussels to hermit crabs

Unless someone picks them up – they’ll sleep away in the sun

Looking around when its time for tea

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Skeleton Bob

A winter Olympiad poem, inspired by the Gb team

I watched in awe as off they flew

Down the run of ice clear blue

On a craft to generate speed

Carving through ice quickfast was the need

As excited crowds they passed on by

They cheered them on as athletes did fly

And they did this more than once or twice

Navigating track all covered in ice

Aiming to make the fastest time drop

Running through finish line before they did stop

And repeating the task to achieve bronze thru to gold

To beating the clock in the ice and the cold

Crossroads

Salford 12th February 2018

Crossroads

Coming to a big decision is

Really down to you

Of course, you have the choices laid out for you

Smorgasbord of things to do , and places to go

Some helpful advice from teachers, academics and of course, family

Reactions from friends – expected – they might be sad but

Over time – they’ll respect your decision

After you’ve weighed up all the advice

Dont panic – and

Somehow you’ll go down the right path

 

 

Tend

Salford, 9th February 2018

Tend

Plants need looking after when they’re little.

I remember , as a lad being given three packets of seed by my Grandad.

they never told me what was in those silver packets

but each day i’d go to my spot by the lawn, to see what popped out of the ground

and with watchful eye, my mum and dad helped me sort the weeds from the plants

whilst i watered the soil, when the clouds weren’t dropping the rain

and each day, slowly but surely, the little seeds grew

flowerheads hid away till the sunshine appeared

and on those days i’d water them with my watering can…

then one day the flowerheads opened

and a square of reds, pinks, oranges , yellows and blues surrounded the lawn