Sunday Whirl (Wordle #172) presents a list of words
that we must incorporate in a writing piece.
The words this week are:
irritation, sound, disclose, bliss, last, signal,
appetite, sun, flamboyant, jumbled, point, tire.
The Heavenly Retirement Village
What would life be
We humans, or some of us at least,
Pine for the eternal and unending
Bliss of Heaven,
Possibly, for some, with added virgins,
Possibly with unending blue skies
And glorious sunshine
And the sounds of golden trumpets.
For an eternity?
For ever and ever and ever?
Surely we would tire of it?
Just as our earthly incarnations
Have little appetite for uniformity
And unending repetition,
Thinking of clothes,
We thrive on a jumbled life,
On a mixture of the flamboyant,
Of the mundane and of the different.
And that’s the point really,
Variety is truly the spice of life,
We want each day to disclose new things,
Granted, not disastrous things, but new things,
Each different to the last in some way,
In a way that tantalizes us,
That surprises us,
That signals that today is different
And to tomorrow.
If every day is the same
Where is the need for emotion?
For laughter, for tears, for surprise?
And, without emotion,
Where is life?
© J Cosmo Newbery 2014