Friday, February 07, 2014

679 : The Brick

Three Word Wednesday requires participants
to use the three words of the week in a composition.
The words this week were accelerate, rogue, and passive.

The Brick

Consider, if you will, the brick;
A passive sort of block.
An over-baked lump of clay,
A better class of rock.

No rogues are found in Brickland,
They’re conforming little swines.
They join the right wing parties
And vote on party lines.

They stay exactly where you put them,
Slothful, cold and stiff;
They only ever accelerate
If you push them off a cliff.
© J Cosmo Newbery 2014

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  1. Was ist Rot und schlecht fur die Zahne? ein Backstein meine Schnukiputzi !

  2. ode to the odious ~

  3. Hmmm. A brick can have positive connotations... as when someone says "You're a brick," meaning a machine age Rock of Gibraltar. You should be a poetry prof. Are you a poetry professor?

  4. Oh, Cos, this is wicked fun! Sounds like America's Congress plus the 1%, and I do have moments of picturing them all "lemming" off a cliff. You know me, this is my cup of tea! So glad to be back... Amy

  5. I laughed at the end .. And then I laughed at tittergeschmirken.

  6. Hilarious, the perfect Cosmo wit at its best. Yes, they never move unless pushed. Politics and politicians are the same the world over! Great!


  7. Brick solid work, JC!

    Peace and joy!

  8. Hahaha. Great work with the prompt. I always enjoy reading your written pieces. :)

    1. Darren BrownFebruary 12, 2014

      He'd be more impressed if you could read his unwritten ones!


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