Sunday Whirl (Wordle #114) presents a list of words
that we must incorporate in a writing piece.
The words this week are:
tracks, edge, files, lie, mess, complex,
gas, forest, still, pale, answers, class
Liar! Liar! Pants on fire!
Children are such terrible liars.
The lies they tell are so transparent
And create a mess of loose ends:
That lead you beyond
The edge of credulity.
But still, they would have you believe them
Even though they fail the basic
If-this, then-that test:
What? A dog ate your homework?
Shouldn’t you have a dog, then?
They file a complex forest of loose ends
That defy explanations
And answers to any questions
Breed only more bizarre explanations
That make the first pale by comparison.
Oh, I see, an imaginary dog.
But they are a gas, a joy to watch,
And in a class of their own.
Adults, on the other hand—
Well, they are no better.
© J Cosmo Newbery 2013
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