Sunday Whirl (Wordle #146) presents a list of words
that we must incorporate in a writing piece.
The words this week are:
balance, edge, alternate, former, open, others,
sense, potential, tiptoed, synergy, bucolic, miss
Shipped out into the world
Two by two,
House by house,
Neat and clean,
A little too much so, if truth be known.
Where others have hidden
Would have tiptoed away,
I would have opened my door
And shown them in,
We had a synergy, we did:
Tell me, I used to ask them,
Do you believe in Zeus?
Or Ra? Or Shiva? Or Mother Goose?
Is golf played in heaven?
And what of fairies, elves and trolls??
And what do the placid lions eat?
And is the bread flat or leaven?
Are there raging thunderstorms
And hot and stormy summer nights?
Can I still roast my meat
Or is lunch forever salad rolls?
Do pretty flowers ever die?
Can my Granny see me have a shower?
Are Brussels Sprouts there, as well?
Or are they the exclusive food of Hell?
And do those folk with Alzheimer’s disease
Spend eternity looking for their keys?
I often sensed they were a bit on edge
And tried to hedge their answers too
But these are the questions,
That, on balance,
I needed them to give me answers to.
Those door to door
Purveyors of an alternate religion,
With their bucolic visions
Of a sunny and grassy heaven,
With lions beside the lambs,
All sunshine and light,
And young children
Fields of flowers—
They don’t visit me any more.
They are former visitors now,
I think my gatepost bears a mark
“Demons live inside this park”
So they don’t visit as before,
Two by two, at my door,
They had such potential
To explore the things
So distant from
The daily list of
I miss them
Now that they have gone.
© J Cosmo Newbery 2014
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