HOW MANY OLYMPIC TORCHES ON EBAY?

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No chance of getting to the station in Cheltenham this morning. A fire on the M5 has caused chaos on all the surrounding roads. Here I am, back at my ancient cottage, thinking about catching a later train down south.

Has the delay brought an opportunity? Is there a poem in there somewhere?

Here’s my five minute exercise to write a  short poem. Always a useful activity, even if the results sometimes excruciate!

HOW MANY OLYMPIC TORCHES ON EBAY?

Sunshine at last.

Forget the long past

of wind and rain.

The shivering pain

of Winter.

*

Take a train

down south.

Plymouth again?

Perhaps.

Yes, walk the Hoe…

Though

the flickering flame….

is squandered.

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About rhymebydesign

Mother, grandmother, mainstream poet and short story writer. Started off in life as a teacher, but then moved out of the classroom in to educational administration. Curious about what makes people tick, including my own tickings! I enjoy long walks, thought provoking books, theatre and leading a simple life. I offer a customised poetry writing service for any occasion you might like to mark. Contact me at rhymebydesign@hotmail.com for a quick quote.

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