Sunday Whirl (Wordle #171) presents a list of words
that we must incorporate in a writing piece.
The words this week are:
dabble, thrill, whack, hallowed, blasts, stained,
hunt, unfolds, shallow, center, skill, reveal
This is the tale of Master Jack,
A thrill seeker, of sorts,
He dabbles in all kind of things
Like making beers and ports,
He’s tried to paint and made stained glass
But never took to sports.
He’s whacked in nails, he’s cut up wood,
He’s hung and centred prints,
He’s mixed strange potions in his shed,
Then ignited them with flints.
The blasts that came from some of these
Are talked of ever since.
He played with words and written things,
Poems, prose and letters;
His favourite task on a rainy night
Is to bravely try to net a
Pun or double entendre,
The naughtier, the better.
He’s poked fun at hallowed icons,
He’s pruned a lemon tree,
He’s made a shallow garden patch
He’s sailed upon the sea,
He’s built a robust barbeque
That will outlive World War III.
He’s made the perfect omelette,
He’s emptied out the drains,
He’s eaten deep fried guinea-pigs,
He’s slept upon a plane.
He’s unfolded paper road maps
And refolded them again.
Yet when his deathbed beckons him,
To look back on what he’s done,
At all the skills he’s tinkered with,
He’ll say it has been fun
But examination will reveal
That he hadn’t mastered one.
© J Cosmo Newbery 2014