Frenzy’s Flash Feature #15

18 Jul


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.

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



Bridlington Harbour


Bridlington Harbour

by Greg Mackie


It’s the summer of my first decade

and Bob Marley’s on the radio –

telling me to be wary about women.


Outside the caravan,

on deckchairs,

Dad’s wearing a straw hat;

Mum’s wearing a smile

and they’re both on holiday –

from themselves. 


This is the time – 

polaroided into my memory,

like a instaflash of happiness.



as every night,

we’re going down to the harbour,

where the sea is inky black

and vast and unknown like my future.


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.



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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