Three Word Wednesday requires participants
to use the three words of the week in a composition.
The words this week were 'dismal', 'luscious' and 'waffle'.
The news is bad, it always is,
We’re told that that’s what sells;
Disaster, death and mayhem rule
Like Pavlov’s dogs, with bells.
It’s hard to filter truth from dross
Within the stuff they throw us
When we only ever get to see
The bits they want to show us.
The steroid-boosted waffle spot,
The sports report, by name,
Tells us, one night, why we’ll win
And the next night calls us ‘lame’.
The highlight of the dismal show
Comes toward the very end
Where some luscious, busty blonde
Predicts a fine weekend.
At last we get the closing shot
To try to ease our pain
It is a token good-news piece
Of a kitten, rescued from a drain.
© J Cosmo Newbery 2013
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