Three Word Wednesday requires participants
to use the three words of the week in a composition.
The words this week were ‘backfire’, ‘embarrass’ and ‘taste’.
Earlier in the week, I helped unload a truck.
Not my job but happy to do it.
My trousers tore when I squatted down
to lift a box.
A Lifting Experience
No good deed goes unpunished.
The gods will see it so.
Charitable acts oft backfire
In ways we cannot know.
Too late, we taste the gall of fate,
Retire to our private world and,
While more embarrassed than we'd have wished,
Are still glad we lent a hand.
© J Cosmo Newbery 2013