Sunday Whirl (Wordle #248) presents a list of words
that we must incorporate in a writing piece.
The words this week are:
scar, hide, fire, prophet, vision, unholy,
naked, sin, close, hills, climb, light
Can real punks spell cappuccino?*
It was sung that
The words of the prophet
Were written on the subway walls.
Alas, this is no longer so.
The walls hold no prophetic vision now,
Just the unholy scars
Of narcistic tags
Of the graphically talented
But cognitively vacant.
Pissing on the walls
To mark their territory.
Their sin is a naked ego,
Devoid of a cloak of thought
What has become of clever graffiti?
Stuff that made you laugh?
Stuff that made you think?
Stuff that shined an awkward light
On life’s foibles
Sure, the new breed are equally athletic,
Not wanting to hide their work,
They climb fences, fire ladders,
To urinate their particular
Close and curlicue scent
On society's walls.
But where are the clever ones now?
Retired to the hills?
Writing Facebook memes, perhaps.
© J Cosmo Newbery 2016
* A wall on the train line, outside Melbourne,
used to declare: "Real punks can't spell capuchino".Print this post