Frenzy’s Flash Feature #15

18 Jul

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Welcome To Frenzy’s Flash Feature!

Your fortnightly Poetry/Photo Combo with Greg Mackie

Poet, dreamer, self-confessed idiot. Addicted to chocolate and crisps, he regrets having cancelled his last two dental appointments. Attempts to write stuff. 

http://frenzyofflies.wordpress.com/

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We hope you enjoy this  ‘Frenzy’s Flash Feature’ entry. Greg will be be back with another great combination on Thursday 1st August 2013

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Bridlington Harbour

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Bridlington Harbour

by Greg Mackie

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It’s the summer of my first decade

and Bob Marley’s on the radio –

telling me to be wary about women.

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Outside the caravan,

on deckchairs,

Dad’s wearing a straw hat;

Mum’s wearing a smile

and they’re both on holiday –

from themselves. 

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This is the time – 

polaroided into my memory,

like a instaflash of happiness.

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Tonight,

as every night,

we’re going down to the harbour,

where the sea is inky black

and vast and unknown like my future.

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The sea stinks of dead fish and engine oil,

doughnut wrappers float on gasoline rainbows,

and yet  – 

the ice-cream is the sweetest in the world.

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6 Responses to “Frenzy’s Flash Feature #15”

  1. pandamoniumcat July 19, 2013 at 5:46 am #

    Even in the dark murky depths there’s still sweetness and beauty to be found… loved doughnut wrappers floating on gasoline rainbows… Nice 🙂

    • frenzyofflies August 1, 2013 at 6:02 am #

      Thanks Dianne 🙂 This is one of my fondest memories, and I totally agree with you!

  2. Nisha July 21, 2013 at 7:32 pm #

    Gorgeous picture, love how the colours merge. Are those your feet? 😀

    • frenzyofflies August 1, 2013 at 6:03 am #

      Yep, those ARE my feet! I’m totally shameless, huh? 😉 Thanks Nisha! 🙂

  3. Mary July 21, 2013 at 10:30 pm #

    Thanks for reminding me of those sweet, sweet days at the beach with my family long ago. Very Nice!

    • frenzyofflies August 1, 2013 at 6:04 am #

      Cheers Mary 🙂 I think there are some memories we need to keep beside us for emergency use, and this is one of mine 🙂

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