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

 

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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

Hot magenta

#coloryourworld #cyw #hotmagenta #pink #purple

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look out roadsters

something hot is flinging itself down the road

pink Cadillac has had a spicy respray

with purple overtones added to its mix

looking great in the summer sun

every girls dream car

for sunset strip occasions

 

Tumbleweed

#Coloryourworld #cyw #Tumbleweed

A funny little fellow

is the humble tumbleweed

beginning life

in the wind as a seed

 

Dependable in the desert

Guaranteed to sweep up

as it travels making cameo appearances

in every good western

 

Home for the children,

who leave when the moment comes

to follow mum and dad’s footsteps

in front of the film camera

 

Brothers, sisters, cousins, all

travel through desert wind – its rise and its fall

passing through wild west towns, roadsides and rock

resting in fields, and places where animals do flock

 

And as the wind turns, there’s quite a reaction

as tumbleweed moves through the scene

at words of “light , camera, action”

the cowboy film’s fans are more than keen.

The Great Manchester Run

I could have sworn a pack of imperial stormtroopers passed me more than once 🙂

Sunday 22nd May 2016

Location : Old Trafford, Manchester.

Today I’ve been doing a spell of volunteering with Sale Harriers.

I’ve been marshalling the Great Manchester Run…its been wonderful watching the runners on the Old Trafford Stretch of the course passing Manchester Utd! The weekend began at the other side of the city with the Mini and Junior Run around the Etihad Campus (Sportcity)

 

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Even though they were hit by everything the Manchester weather could hit them with – We even had some Sun!!!   The race had its elite element with some of the worlds best long distance runners in the Elite Mens and Women’s races.  But it was watching the charity runners that did it for me.  Not at least, the runners running for Salford’s Brain and Spinal injury charity.  I could have sworn a pack of imperial stormtroopers passed me more than once 🙂  Hope the charity runners raised loads of cash for their chosen charities.

P.S.  I’ve read somewhere the runners were happy with their tee shirt this year – well, as a marshal i’m really happy with this years kit…a weatherproof jacket I can wear after the event without feeling like an advertisement board!

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My Marshall’s Uniform – used at Old Trafford and The Etihad!

 


The Road Cone’s Lament

You know, it’s windy today!  It feels so cold!
Autumn’s leaves surround me in Red, Bronze and Gold,
and I stand here today, lofted high in the air…
on a city fathers’ head – Does anybody care?

I look out for the public, round the holes I can see
but those public around, are looking at me!
As I help change a noble to a lollipop man,
When they made me at the factory – was that the plan?

And people who elevated me, having taken their chance
round the statue they laugh, sing and dance.
As Important men from the city pass by with a stare
I balance on the statue in the cold air.