Three Word Wednesday requires participants
to use the three words of the week in a composition.
The words this week were douse, naughty and pale.
I have been off at Daylesford, Spa Country, for a few days,
where amongst other things, I had a 90min massage.
The optional last stanza relates to those ladies in Thailand
who also offer a massages but with the hook:
“I will give you happy ended.”
No prizes for guessing their intent.
Thoughts from a Massage Table.
Douse your thoughts of naughty things,
Expel the licentious and the lewd;
Enter into the dim-lit world
Where no daily cares intrude.
In this pale and subdued world
Of light music and of heady oils,
Hands work their magic to dissolve
The aches and pains of workday toils.
Optional third stanza:
In this soporific state, work thoughts,
A validation project chiefly,
Enter into my pampered brain
But only stay there briefly.
Optional last stanza:
The masseuses are a serious lot:
Professional and unoffending.
The massage is both warm and deep
But there is no "happy ending".
© J Cosmo Newbery 2013