Sunday Whirl (Wordle #182) presents a list of words
that we must incorporate in a writing piece.
The words this week are:
machine, flesh, tease, lotion, gimmick, hypnotizing,
lust, chickens, torture, uniform, liquor, brains, trains
On The Other Hand
There are machines that take our jobs
But do ones that have been fatal to children in the past.
Whores sell their flesh
But some use the money to educate and feed their family.
Advertisers tease us
But commerce is what pays for our jobs.
The cosmetics industry sells fake lotions
But placebos have been shown to work.
Every week there is a new gimmick
But we crave variety and change.
We are hypnotized by affluence
But few can really achieve it.
We are expected to lust for more
But we live in a finite world.
We imprison people
But demand chickens be released from their cages.
We are promised uniform opportunity
But the promise is never kept.
We are told we over-consume liquor
But have seen the effects of prohibition.
Our brains are used to devise evil things
But they devise miraculous things as well.
The media trains us to be compliant
But we sometimes rebel when we see a wrong.
We take firm ‘moral’ stands on every issue
But refuse to consider the value of the other side.
© J Cosmo Newbery 2014
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