Sunday Whirl (Wordle #233) presents a list of words
that we must incorporate in a writing piece.
The words this week are:
mouth, spill, possible, keep, change, head
skeletons, step, wire, gift, moon, present
In the regular cycles of his life,
Punctuated by the moon and sun,
Man persists through joy and strife
As previous generations all have done.
It seems to me that joys are rare,
While strife is in excess!
But man has few excuses there,
A victim of his own success.
We must make profits while we can
And each year must increase as well.
We offer heavenly rewards to the exhausted man
You keep him calm not rebel!
Man’s afraid to step out of line,
He walks a high wire act.
He needs to work and can’t resign—
It’s a most distressing fact.
Pulpits and print houses spread the lie
That no possible change can begin,
They want that man will work and die—
We legislate to lock him in!
We love to mouth warm platitudes
That feel they may be true.
We love to recite beatitudes
To help avoid a coup.
And all the while we are made to run
On the treadmill of desire,
Told that we are having fun
If we are constantly a buyer.
So man toils thoughout his time
And ends, as skeletons beneath the earth.
While we have nice homes beyond the grime
Where accountants check our worth.
Should the notion enter man’s head
To change his present fate,
Blood would be spilt, with many dead,
As the military obeys the state.
So we sell the lie of God’s sweet gift
To stop the crowds rebelling
We peddle fear to induce a rift
That makes our lies compelling.
So there, dear reader, is man’s sorry lot
Living another’s base agenda.
I’m never happy with what I’ve got!
We can recommend a good lender!
© J Cosmo Newbery 2016
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