Thursday, October 09, 2014

762 - A Class Act

Three Word Wednesday requires participants
to use the three words of the week in a composition.
The words this week were: arrogant, crude and supple.


A Class Act

There is a certain elegance, 
A certain je ne sais quoi 
In everything they do.
An aloofness 
That is not so much arrogant 
As disdainful;
A presentation to the world 
That is one of entitlement
A regal stance that oozes class 
And separates the social strata.
They walk with a fluidity, 
With a liquid motion 
That captivates, hypnotises.  
There is nothing crude about them, 
They are a quality act.
They display a suppleness 
In their actions and, indeed, 
In their personal hygiene that, 
If extended to teenage boys, 
No homework would ever be done.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2014
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30 comments:

  1. What about when they leave the broken body of some poor little bird on your doorstep?

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  2. Thank you leonine, thank you ball-boys!.

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    1. What about "Thank you lion men and ball boys"?

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  3. That line about teenage boys made me laugh out loud :D

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  4. I love cats...not so fond of teenage boys...but a clean/dim one could have advantages later in life ;)

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  5. the words you use make it flow so well ...

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  6. Ha, this made me smile - about the teenage boys. Cats do have that inborn sense of entitlement........

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  7. They walk with a fluidity,
    With a liquid motion
    That captivates, hypnotises.
    There is nothing crude about them,

    They have often been misunderstood. That is a pity when good intentions are being questioned. Great lines Cosmo!

    Hank

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  8. flawless and engaging, nicely crafted

    The Performer

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  9. The few cats that have deigned to live with us have too adopted this air. It only failed one on a cold winters day when both the cat and the dog chose to be nearest the heater in the lounge, each pushing the other out to be closer until my wife said "What is that burning?". The cat had won but also lost his pride and some dignity!

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  10. Hilarious and too accurate!

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  11. Oh yes, they do grace us with their presence!

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  12. aren't they classy?...o my...thanks for the smile :)

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  13. Yes indeed, cats have a certain air about them as they wander their territory!

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  14. I work with teenage boys, so I am laughing uproariously at your concluding lines!

    Whirling with Alberto

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  15. I had three brothers so the closing lines make me smile too.

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  16. homework? heh....whay homework...
    there is quite a seduction in this...and in the attitude of the cat...

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  17. Oh, up until the last lines these cats were so separate from humans ... had to laugh!

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  18. I'm still laughing. Great poem.

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  19. :) they are out of our world.

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  20. Back again from the pantry, and enjoyed it just as much this time. Still smiling about the teenage boys.

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  21. A great ending for a poem about cats.

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  22. My cats agree with all you say...and they giggled at the ending, J Cosmo. :)

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  23. Ha.. Good that most teenage boys are more like young dogs.. They obey as long as you tell them often enough ;-)

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  24. Love song for a cat... :-)

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  25. You captured the personality of cats so well. Nice.

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  26. A nice one abouts cats...
    That bit about teenage boys caught my attention.

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