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 Tick tock

This poem was inspired by an exercise where I wasn’t allowed to use the letter ‘E.’ It’s not easy. Why not have a go yourself and see?

A ghost in an attic
jumps out – BOO—
I shout to Mama
to know what to do.

It’s a trap,
it’s a trap—
I run to sit
on Mama’s lap.

‘It’s Grandpa,
not a ghost,’
Granny grunts and claps,
‘off your Mam’s lap—
Too old for that at six,
but you can kiss Granny’s lips’—

I spin, spin around, glum,
kissing Gran’s lips is no fun,
it’s cool to sit on Mama’s lap.
It’s a trap, it’s a trap.

Tick-tock – sings a clock.

Meet The Author...
Patricia M Osborne
Who Am I?

Patricia M Osborne is 62, married and mother to three children and grandmother to four with another on the way end of August.

She was born in Liverpool and spent time in Bolton as a child but now lives in West Sussex.

Apart from poetry, Patricia writes novels and short fiction. Her poetry and short stories have been published in various literary magazines and anthologies and her debut novel was released in March, 2017.

Patricia is Poet in Residence at a local Victorian park. She’s also studying for an MA in Creative Writing with University of Brighton.

Her debut novel House of Grace, a family saga set in the 1950’s/60’s, is available on Kindle or in paperback from Amazon.

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