Monday, July 13, 2015

We may be in breach of ownership

                                                                                             Attribution: I Drow_male
Image : Hermit Crab (here)

MLMM 10 of 12 given words:
breach sluggish tiptoe hour sicken wad message
chitin (outer covering, of insects,crustaceans, and arachnids.)
flagstones (flat piece of stone that is used for making paths)
emanation (comes out from)

Unlike other crustaceans of similar kind
We may be in breach of ownership
Sliding into any protection that we find
Empty shells as a 'home' in we slip

With no chitin on top destined to be homeless
We make do with shells of any shape or size
It is sluggish initially perhaps but not hopeless
Matter of getting used to bent on staying alive

We scurry across rough surfaces on wet sand
Or tiptoe gingerly over flagstones that obstruct
We lay buried on the beach for hours on end
Sicken by pollution emanating from all the muck

Wads of greenbacks of no use to human kind
If the environment continues to be blatantly abused
The message is clear buck up or else be damned
Mother Earth meant to be respected for better use

For Georgia's hosting at MLMM's Wordle #69


  1. Great poem and on a most unusal subject but none the less enjoyable to read Hank.

  2. Too many use he earth for those greenbacks, leaving it screwed up.

  3. Greed leaves much of the earth in ruins

  4. They are a good spokesperson for recycling, that's for sure.

  5. Powerful message in this one Hank and I love the direction you took you never cease to surprise


  6. Your hermit crab reminds me of so many homeless - under bridges, attempting to sleep with newspaper blankets on park benches. Standing over city train steam vents to stay warm... all to survive.

    Thanks for stopping by my post 'When in Rome'. ~Jules

  7. Really great subject and use of the wordle words - fascinating how you played with it so very well - loved the perspective and point of view used :)