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Saturday Writing Prompt - 14th March - Slide

The slide is the character. Tell it's story or write a poem of it's sadness or memories.

How to use this prompt: Using the picture and heading, create a short story or poem incorporating it. There is no right or wrong 'answer' just whatever your imagination sparks from the subject.

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Mandy Eve-Barnett
Mandy Eve-Barnett
Mar 16, 2020

SWP Prompt - Slide

There used to be laughter

A chattering of delight

Warm hands on cold metal

Climbing to my topmost height

A manicured lawn

Blooming flowers adored

Games played all around

Balls kicked; goals scored

Rain ran in rivulets

Washing my metal clean

To sparkle again in sunlight

Surrounded by lush green

Time passes, my slide ignored

Children grow and tire

Of the simple joys

Finding new games to acquire

Discarded to the far reaches

Left to lie alone

Forgotten and rusting

My shine overgrown

A sapling pushes

Tearing through the rust

Growing toward the light

My smooth metal bust

The woodland encroaches

Mosses clamber in damp soil

Soft cushions of green

Ever increasing to spoil

Metal shine…


Mar 15, 2020

The park was closing.

It was time to move on.

The children borrowed a saw.

And grabbed a sapling by the lawn.

They all took turns creating a hole.

The youngest played, hands covered in soil.

Hours later, they reached their goal.

The future was certain! Thanks to their toil!

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