Sunday, January 24, 2016

846 - We're just wild about Hairy.


Three Word Wednesday requires participants
to use the three words of the week in a composition.
The words this week are: madly, nocturnal, and omen.

It started out as a single limerick and sort of morphed.


We’re just wild about Hairy…

A transformation both weird and nocturnal,
Afflicted a retired army colonel.
An omen to this change,
From normal to strange,
Was an increase in his hairy external.

A transformation both weird and nocturnal,
Afflicted a retired army colonel.
When the moon was the best
He madly undressed
And changed into a creature infernal.

A transformation both weird and nocturnal,
Afflicted a retired army colonel.
In the middle of the night
He slipped out for a bite,
His intentions were far from fraternal.

A transformation both weird and nocturnal,
Afflicted a retired army colonel.
He had no need for sleep
And would simply count sheep
As meals, which he wrote in a journal.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2016
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19 comments:

  1. Howling indeed... The hairy werewolf comes out in the full moon :-) awesome... I will find it hard to trust a retired officer from now.

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  2. Tsk - isn't morphine great - or is that morphing! ;)

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  3. I am just thinking of going to bed, now I'll have to stay up a bit longer to this poem out of my mind.

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  4. This is chilling!! Great job.

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  5. Definitely a weird transformation!

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  6. Love it! The tragedy, the humorous non-nonchalance of the tone and form, the "slipping out for a bite" and the "counting of sheep".

    Wonderful.

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  7. Oh I love this...the play on words and the ingenious limericks one after the other....so creative!

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  8. OH MY GOODNESS, This is a delight. The first line is an accomplishment in itself....and then you gave us more. Loved it.

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  9. Haha! I enjoyed reading this. :D

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  10. A strange transformation in the darkness of night...this was fun to read but it makes me wonder about that colonel..

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  11. Clearly the Colonel was a nut case!

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  12. Ha. That colonel sure enjoyed the night life. And I enjoyed reading this. Smiles.

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  13. That happens when you wolf down your dinner!

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  14. You are the master storyteller of the week. Enjoyed this a lot. It flowed and all the words did not feel forced.

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  15. I think you really enjoyed writing this. I enjoyed reading it and the fun you obviously had while creating it. It flows so well and carries your reader right along, perhaps even smiling when she knows she might be better off running like hell.

    Elizabeth

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  16. He had as many to gnash at as he liked. He was used to giving orders. Now he did his own

    Hank

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