Sunday Whirl (Wordle #124) presents a list of words
that we must incorporate in a writing piece.
The words this week are:
inky, wet, close, hole, sparks, feathery
shoots, scarlet, doubt, sway, oiled, lost
The banners flutter brightly
And define the fighting teams.
Scarlet, blues, blacks and greens
The left, the right, dry, the wet.
Steel will challenge flint
Both hard and cold and yet,
While sparks are pretty certain,
Warmth and light are not.
Cheer with inky fingers,
Shooting letters to the papers.
But in times of doubt,
When uncertainty is king
And insecurity lingers,
Where manufactured fear prevails,
And all reason is lost
To the warm and feathery words,
Well-practiced and well oiled,
Of the opportunists
Who attempt to sway good people
To support the unpalatable,
To draw ranks,
To close holes,
To fend off the 'enemy',
More perceived than real:
Humanity is lost from the beginning
Subservient to the only goal—
© J Cosmo Newbery 2013