Sunday, March 23, 2014

689 : A Blunt Quartet

Sunday Whirl (Wordle #153) presents a list of words
that we must incorporate in a writing piece.  

The words this week are:

sting, grind, natural, addition, plenty, warning,
rival, course, quartet, broken, response, blunt

A Blunt Quartet

To change is a natural desire,
To leave the daily grind;
We gladly jump from pan to fire,
To see what we will find.

All warnings are ignored, of course,
The rival camp seems warmer;
Not a response to a better force,
Just weary with the former.

The morning after is a sobering place,
Of crudely broken dreams.
With plenty of regrets we have to face
As we realise what it means.

There’s additional pain, both sharp and cruel,
Of this brave new spring—
As a nation we voted for these fools,
And therein lies the sting.
© J Cosmo Newbery 2014

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  1. Myself I am longing for a blunt instrument.

  2. I voted for them and proudly did so. There is no way in the world I would ever vote for those other clowns; and particularly the last lot of them that included Henny Penny, the Rhode Island Red, and Rudd the Dud...and of course, the knife-weilding back-stabber Shorten!

  3. You do rhyme so well! Very smart write.

  4. Good grief! What did they do, this time? Or what didn't they do? Or . . .

    Well, no matter. They're politicians. Bought and owned by some company or other. Same old, same old.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!

  5. As a nation we should have voted for Harry the Horse because he could not have done a worse job than either of our 2 political parties. Labor behaved disgracefully and has alienated many traditional Labor supporters who will never vote Labor again . They have let a lot of people down. The Liberal party will never be attractive to traditional Labor supporters . I predict that the Liberals will be in government for a long long time thanks to Labor shonks.The Labor party needs to be completely restructured and made accountable to its supporters. It's Sunday afternoon andweather too nice to be discussing politics:)

    1. You need a good thundery afternoon, a log fire and a bottle of red to do justice to politics. Keep the good afternoons for more positive things.

  6. Stop moaning about Australian politics as it is so laughable. Do you want to put in a Putin?

    P.S. The poem itself was brilliant.

  7. Politics aside if we jump from from the frying pan into the fire I guess we can always hold ourselves to blame should it not be any better..good to see you back and whirling..

  8. Great rhyme and rhythm. Last two lines? Brilliant.

  9. Ouch. I do hate it when I'm part of the problem

  10. Great piece! We need only look in the mirror to see part of the problem.

  11. Yes, isn't that the way of it? We always think the grass will be greener on the other side.

  12. Great poem despite not knowing who the two guys were.

  13. Genius rhyming.


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