Sunday, October 26, 2014

A speedy solution was in order

                                                                                    Attribution: Joi Ito
Image: A Police Officer on his Rounds (here)

The given words:
inklings strange epilogue gnarled frivolous speedy
poppies literally audible blue roots thirteen apocalyptic

He had no inkling of what a strange epilogue it was
It gnarled at his conscience thinking how frivolous
A speedy solution was in order though he was furious
How they acquired the poppies plants he was curious

It was literally a bad assessment with objections heard
Not so loud but audible enough to cause real concern
He was blue in the face thinking of all the muck and dirt
He had to go to the roots of the matter after so long

Thirteen officers were implicated and that’s not small
He could anticipate the consequences and was not happy
It all happened in his watch that made him vulnerable
Apocalyptic he had to accept the ultimate responsibility

For Brenda's Sunday Whirl Wordle #184 and
Mary's at Poets United's Poetry Pantry #224


  1. What those do under you can sure come back to bite you in the butt

  2. You made good use of the given words. Great to read and wonderfully written.

  3. An interesting take - don't think I'd want to be a cop!

  4. This sounds like an ominous situation, and likely one occurring in many places. You wove the words into a relevant tale, Hank.

  5. Yes, someone at the top has to take responsibility. I like how you wove these words into a realistic story.

  6. Very interesting. Re-read and still pondering :-)

  7. great tale and he bet he wish could beat some sense into teh 13 troublemakers too.

  8. Great use of the words, Hank. In the end, we always have to be accountable for our actions I guess.

  9. I was intrigued and wanted more! I too love how you wove the words in-very clever of YOU!

  10. What a great tale you captured the words. It was quite arresting!

  11. When things happen on our watch, we are the responsible party, like it or not!

  12. Great story. I prefer NOT to be accountable for my actions. Is that wrong?

  13. Great poem. You crafted a very real story out of the prompt.

  14. Of course he was blue in the face ;)
    I would be too.

    Hi Hank!

  15. Very intense story! Great take on the words, Hank!

  16. Your poem stirs the reader's sympathy. Good job!