Ode to a cactus

Prickle

Cactus

Once only found in Desert sand

a gardener decided to hatch a plan

developing a succelent

that’s happy at home, as well as gardenment

living in pots of sandy soil

whilst in the heat other plants toiled

this funny green plant, just grew away

amusing those in the garden at play

flowering in the sunshine smile

the cactus kept children amused for a while

as they spent the passing hours

counting his blooming colourful flowers

and being shorter than his bigger kind

the cats and dogs they didnt mind

for when their paws did feel a prickle

they smiled – for the cactus – kind of tickled

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Island

Island

If you were

Searching for an idea of paradise – this is it

Lovely long white sands surrounded by azure blue sea

As for food, fish crustaceans and coconuts a plenty

Note – looking for an alternative ?  you’ll have to go exploring on a raft – there’s

Deserted waters surrounding this place – Nothing for miles

Scamper

really. Nice way to spend a summers afternoon

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Coniston, Lake District

an acrostic response to the prompt Scamper

2nd July 2017

 

So here we are, by one of the lakes

Chasing sticks with the pet dog on the marina sands

As little dogs go, he’s very clever

Missing fewer than he catches

Pressing his paws into the soft brown sand

Expecting you to chase him after catching every stick

Really nice way to spend a summers afternoon

Message in a bottle

Bottle

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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 ?

Impression

impression

Salford (Via Llandudno), 14th June 2017

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Four sets of feet walking in line on the beach

As you follow the line of footprints

Patterns begin to emerge

as footprints snake from east to west

smaller feet seemingly running rings around the big ones

but as we reach the end of the walk

these little feet disappear

washed away by northern water ? – No!

on their way to Fish and Chips

a little one has had his pips

his battery – is a little whacked

so Grandad has given him a piggyback.

Caribbean Green

 

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Caribbean palm tree – enjoy the view!

 

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25th February 2017

Calm waters lapping on a tropical bay

As gentle breezes temper the rising mercury

Relax in your hammock – under the shade of a palm

It’s a wonderful moment,

Being by the jewel clear waters

Beaches – with cool white sand

Each holding a special moment

As you soak up the sun in the day – and at

Night, dance under the light of the moon