Welcome to the blog post challenge.
Below is the example written by Pie.
I’ve never ridden in a star ship to Mars
but I have raced down Farm Lane on my bike.
I’ve never seen the Northern Lights
but I have seen fireflies on the old railway track to Ninfield.
I’ve never danced with a superstar
but I have dodged raindrops on Strawberry Banks.
I’ve never run the 100 metres in the Olympics
but I have raced Tom and Ellie through Bluebell Woods.
I’ve never forged a horse’s shoe
but I have made a nest for a black kitten found in Pirrey’s barn.
I’ve never eaten caviar in a Russian palace
but I have tasted salted chips at night from Sharky’s.
I’ve never touched Parisian silk
but I have grazed a knee on the rocks at Hell Bay.
I’ve never stolen the Queen’s tiara
but I have taken fat, red raspberries from Sharpham Woods.
I’ve never seen a UFO over Warminster Hill
but I have seen constellations at night like sequins on an Icelandic, velvet dress of darkness.
© Pie Corbett 2020
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