Three Word Wednesday requires participants
to use the three words of the week in a composition.
The words this week are:
raspy, shifty, painful
The Second Estate
They give us unctuous, shifty lies
And we lap them up, whole.
Not raspy, these are silky smooth—
Words that paint a tromp l’oeil
Fool in a hope that you’ll
Of their deceptive act.
They get rich by this enterprise
And that’s a painful fact.
© J Cosmo Newbery 2017