Sunday Whirl (Wordle #213) presents a list of words
that we must incorporate in a writing piece.
The words this week are:
lucid, wine, stain, puzzle, foreign, superior,
feckless, dumb, chiseled, hollow, luminous, winner
No Man’s Land
A foreign land men should avoid
Unless they love derision,
Is that dark hell-hole of ridicule—
Why it’s watched is a puzzle itself,
Its shows are hollow spleen,
But what really does the poor men in
Are the ad breaks in between.
Here we seem some superior wife
Mocking her feckless mate
For his attempts to clean off stains
Without using Stainabate®
How could this ham-fisted semi-ape
Not know the ‘stained-tie test’
Where it was clearly shown Stainabate®
Cleaned cleaner than the rest?
All the ads depict men the same,
As dumb and chinless wonders,
Where women sip a glass of wine
While pointing out their blunders.
The women there are all portrayed
As lucid high achievers
While the men are all unshaven clods
Who dream of beer and beavers.
No Chesty Bond® with his well chiselled chin
Will grace the screen, off-peak,
Just ways to have the best luminous lips
To sneer and still be chic.
But nowadays, when roles are blurred,
And both sexes cook the dinner,
Ad revenues are in decline
And everyone’s the winner.
© J Cosmo Newbery 2015
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