Sunday Whirl (Wordle #109) presents a list of words
that we must incorporate in a writing piece.
The words this week are:
nebulous, cut, vision, hover, opaque, blazing, torch, slab,
bleak, crush, timing, touch, breath
The Writing on the Wall
“Growth for the sake of growth
is the ideology of the cancer cell”
The future’s nebulous, at best,
And rarely well predicted.
When we are looking beyond today
Our vision’s quite restricted.
But still, there are hints of what’s to come
Seen dimly through the opaque haze;
Like Indiana’s blazing torch,
Showing drawings in a cave.
And hovering in the smoky light,
With inscriptions cut in stone:
“Here lies the remnants of sapient man
Who breathed his last, alone.
He permitted social policies
Where the powerful crushed the weak,
But once they trashed the sky and land,
Their survival hopes were bleak.
The timing of the tribe’s demise
Was driven on by greed:
The leaders were both out of touch
And committed to their speed.
They could not see the obvious fate
Of growing, unencumbered:
Once the host's resources end
A parasite’s days are numbered.”
Is this what the future holds?
Or can we change our track?
Can we live on this lump of rock
Or will the insects take it back?
© J Cosmo Newbery 2013
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