Saturday, January 18, 2014

667 : The Wain

Three Word Wednesday requires participants
to use the three words of the week in a composition.
The words this week were anxious, devoted, and scrawny.

The Wain

He was a scrawny, little thing,
All arms and legs and bluff,
Substituting wit and sauce
For what he lacked in ‘tough’.

His mum was anxious 
For her son, of course,
Children can be cruel;
She wondered 
What his life would bring
When he headed off to school.

Indeed it was a torrid place
Outside of routine classes:
They are quick and easy prey,
The kids who wear the glasses.

So he devoted himself to study
Each day he learnt a little more.
Now he owns the marketplace
And so employs them all.
© J Cosmo Newbery 2014

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  1. Very nicely written dear Cosmo, with some poetic justice.
    xoxoxo ♡

  2. And I hope he is as happy as he appears to be in that photo. And doubt it.

  3. Reminds me of that saying, 'Be nice to the geeks. One day you may work for them.' Good poem and I love the pic :)

  4. BTW: Wain is a Scottish term, I may have spelt it wrong. A truncation of 'wee one', a wain is a small child or animal, the runt of the litter.

  5. that would have been me, then, the west coast wain. except for the owning and employing part, missed that somehow ~

  6. And the Wain had so much to gain in the main because he used his brain; and at no time was he under strain.

  7. Owns the marketplace and employs them all. There is a certain, intrinsic justice to that. Well done, kid!

    Peace and joy, Cosmo.

  8. This made me smile! Another reminder why it's important to be nice to everyone!


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