Sunday Whirl (Wordle #144) presents a list of words
that we must incorporate in a writing piece.
The words this week are:
twine, conjure, nest, carry, spirits, bend,
through, curl, trinkets, neglect, cap, back, sigh
Trinkets for Muddled Minds
To be murmured off-side:
Oui, Ja, Yes, No,
a shyster’s show.
Conjuring up the dead
With strings and mirrors
To distract, or so it’s said,
Is the way to open purses.
Twine is string, right?
Can I use twine? Does it matter?
And, what say, the back of a tin lid?
Not a mirror but it could be worse.
Would that be just as mystic as…
What? Smoke and mirrors? Curses!
But the lid’s fine, right?
Just need and upturned cup.
Oh, glass, cup, what’s the diff?
Please don’t sigh and curl your lip,
And don’t roll back your eyes, either,
If you help me through here,
There’s money to be made
From people who will pay their shilling
Money for jam,
From people who believe
The spirits are there and very willing.
Just need to flesh it out a little bit
And neglect the logic quite a bit
And bend the truth somewhat too,
OK, a lot, but you get the idea.
Should work, they’ve come this far,
Cap in hand, wanting success,
So our chances are increased,
Should be able to carry it off,
With their help, the simple dears,
Life is good, knock on wood,
When the sheep are wanting to be fleeced,
N’est pas? Understood?
© J Cosmo Newbery 2014