Halloween treat much better than sweets!

A #Halloween treat much better than sweets! We all know books can last a lifetime. Happy Halloween and Happy Reading one and all.

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Young Ebenezer ~ Confronts the School Bully by Rose English

Happy Halloween to you all. As a special celebration Book 2 in the Young Ebenezer series is currently on a special Halloween Promo starting at just 99p or 99c for our dotcom friends. A children’s book, a story in verse.

‘A Halloween treat, much better than sweets.’

A time for candy and costumes,
pumpkins and ‘Trick or Treat’.
But beware of the bully
lurking just down the street.

Ebenezer is really excited! It’s his first Halloween to go out ‘Trick or Treating’. Jacob Marley is excited too, but this school bully plans to steal all the kids’ sweets. Can Eb and his friends, along with the magical clock Grandfather Time teach Jacob the error of his ways? Or is the boy doomed to a life of crime, just like his wicked father?

The story of ‘Ebenezer and the Bully’ is…

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#RubyTubeDay Poetry ‘Rain’

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Rain.

There’s a hole in the sole
of my shoe.
There’s a hole where the water
seeps through.

And the coat that I’m wearing’s
so thin.
I can feel where the water
gets in.

And the hat on my head’s
a disgrace.
So the water it runs down
my face.

Then my gloves they are tatty
and torn.
So the water, like ice – stings
like thorns.

My whole body is withered
and old.
No wonder, this rain, makes
me cold.

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#RubyTubeDay Poetry ‘The Rivers Serenade’

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The Rivers Serenade

Beneath the weeping willow tree,
I watch the butterflies, fly free.
Attracted by the meadow flowers,
that I could sit and watch for hours.
I glimpse the rivers silver shimmer,
yet here inside the world is dimmer,
amidst the gentle country sounds,
as I lay, upon the ground.

Dappled sunlight reaches through,
bringing memories old and new.
Between the slowly swaying leaves,
of this our weeping willow tree.
And as I slowly close my eyes,
and cotton candy clouds sail by.
Memories trickle then cascade,
along with the rivers serenade.

The way our teenage limbs entwined,
sending shivers through my spine.
Then once we turn we’re face-to-face,
and locked in young loves strange embrace.
And low a moment full of bliss
with the thought of our first kiss
Beneath our weeping willow tree,
entwined together you and me

Copyright © April 2019 Rose English

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#RubyTubeDay Poetry ‘A Train Ride to Brum’

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A Train Ride To Brum.

The train rumbles & rolls
over rusty rails.
Gazing from the window,
I watch.
Seeing lush green embankments
which fade down
to dull, dark, dusty wasteland.
The trees once tall and majestic
now look sad and depleted.
They are small and skeletal,
like anorexic teenagers.
No blossom as yet fills these trees,
they currently bloom with a spectacular display of
plastic carriers,
and a vast array of other exotic waste foliage.
Reaching to the heavens they forever seek solace
in the warm spring sun.

Copyright © Rose English 2004

 

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#RubyTubeDay Poetry ‘Chocolate Treats’

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Chocolate Treats
Here is a list
of chocolate treats,
from savoury
to sickly sweet.
How about some
ginger crumble?
Or try our sticky
Turkish mumble.
Perhaps white frothy
lemon tickle,
sprinkled with
choc cherry pickles?
Try chocolate with
our hazelnut fizz,
or maybe with
a raspberry whizz.
Lavender honey,
with a chocolate haze.
Or buttercup bon bons
for sunny days.
Our chocolate
pomegranate pips,
are sharp and tasty
on your lips.
Chocolate lavender
rainbow kisses,
or delicate fluffy
choc rhubarb wishes.
Try chocolate with
some rosemary and thyme,
sprinkled with
a dash of lime.
Pinky white chocolate
is our violet frost.
With crystallised petals,
it looks embossed.
Chocolate thread
through a maple crackle,
is an easy dish
to tackle.
Or if your tooth
is not so sweet,
why not try
a savoury treat?
Cheddar cheese
is sure to please,
when wrapped up
in a chocolate breeze.
Or perhaps a chocolate
covered brie,
washed down with our
chocolate and blackberry tea.
A delicate white chocolate
yarrow parfait,
is not only tasty,
but keeps sickness at bay.
To encourage sleep
within a blink,
wild parsnip in
a chocolate drink.
Will help to lull you
into sleep,
without the need
to count those sheep.
Now close your eyes
and visualise
our mini chocolate
butterflies.

Copyright © Rose English April 2018

Hope you enjoyed this little list of chocolate treats.

Happy Reading.

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#NationalPoetryDay 03 ‘The Big Bad Wolf’

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Well we hope you are enjoying #NationalPoetryDay don’t forget to visit the website for more information about the day and check out what is happening in your area. Are you still smiling, or maybe you have not checked out ‘Highly Contagious’ on the previous blog post?

The Big Bad Wolf

#RubyTubeDay Poetry ‘The Big Bad Wolf’

The Big Bad Wolf
came out to play,
with three little piggy’s
for the day.

First he would huff
and then give a puff,
to blow their house down
but the last was too tough.

When Sunday came round
He was really quite bored.
he fancied a change,
and a chance for reward.

He decided to help,
re-build the pigs houses.
So he set off to work,
in check shirt and brown trousers.

Wolf smiled as he worked,
and sang a sweet song.
The pigs were impressed,
and they all sang along.

As they all worked together,
the house was soon finished.
The pigs gave their thanks
yet Wolf’s mood had diminished

An idea came to mind, and a sly smile crossed his lips
as he left with their thanks, and them calling him winner.
But standing outside he took one giant breath,
And with a huff and a puff, there was roast pork for dinner.

Beware of the Big Bad Wolf, make sure he does not come to blow your house down. Call back later for more poems. Don’t forget to SMILE!

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#NationalPoetryDay 02 Highly Contagious

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Smile it's Contagious

#RubyTubeDay Poetry ‘Highly Contagious’

It’s too late,
I’ve caught it,
the blame is on you.
I said “It’s contagious.”
So what do you do,
your smile it just broadens
I’m taken right in,
and now I have caught it
your great cheeky grin.
Highly Contagious!

Why not try it for yourself, see how many smiles you can catch today. Happy Reading.

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