Sunday Whirl (Wordle #127) presents a list of words
that we must incorporate in a writing piece.
The words this week are:
claws, peering, spirits, stories, apples, secret
cradle, pile, clues, exile, three, rash
The Power of Three
Superstitious stories abound
And make our life a tease;
Never more so than when they say
That bad things come in threes.
The origins are an old, dark secret,
Few clues point to the facts.
What evil spirits once declared
That misfortune hunts in packs?
But misfortune is a two edged sword
Not everybody shares;
Are we, by a rash assumption,
Comparing apples to our pears?
We’re in the claws of mad folderol:
From the cradle ‘til depart
Believing that the universe
Is disharmony, in three parts.
Peering through the perceived clouds
We miss the silver lining,
And exile our hopes to despair,
With superstitious whining.
But what if groups of three pile up
And then sneakily combine?
What if groups of threes, come in threes?
And misfortune comes in nines?
© J Cosmo Newbery 2013