Monday, August 10, 2015

Uninvited guests who often gate-crashed

                                                                                              Attribution: Fulvio Spada
Image: I'm watching you - a chamois (here)

MLMM given words:
uninvited hurry deliverance lofty evade clumsy jeer notch
chamois (an agile goat-like antelope)
cask (a container shaped like a barrel used for holding liquids)

Uninvited guests who often gate-crashed
were not in too much of a hurry to seek
deliverance for their acts of
misguided high-handedness

Instead with lofty ideals they tried to
evade answering to questions regarding
their unruly behavior

With clumsy awareness they could only
be jeered off from any form of dignified
retreat.They had obviously notched an
embarrassing moment for themselves

Like a chamois bewildered for having
strayed into a village of strange people
they might be shooed off
But not without perhaps a cask of plain
water in their hands a consolation for
having made a fool of themselves

For Georgia's hosting at MLMM Wordle #73 and
Kerry's The Tuesday Platform at Real Toads


  1. A great write Hank, all too often there are people who gatecrash. Wonderful to read.

  2. Yep, there are those that try and change the subject many a time

  3. If a chamois gatecrashes my house, you bet I'm running his furry butt out!

  4. Who is crashing who's gate? LOL

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  5. gatecrasher - one needs to be careful where they are never know who is minding the gate.

  6. Ah.. but uninvited guests could be fun too... but maybe not a beast with horns.

  7. Liking your 'Uninvited guests' theme here, Hank. That first word just invites the second, doesn't it? You told it well.
    There wasn't any jeering with my two real-time uninvited teens. Just open mouths in awe. I wonder how many restaurants around town had similar scenes that night. No damage though, just a pleasant interruption.

  8. I like the comparison of the gate-crashers to the bemused chamois. Nicely done.

  9. Often uninvited guests serve as a delight to the host i.e those without horns.
    Delightful read :D

  10. One needs to get a better gate sometimes

  11. I LOVE the photo....I can see the embarrassed flurry of the people in your poem so well.

  12. This was an inventive and challenging read. Thanks.

  13. Very cleverly done with the use of chamois. You really get the sense of simpleminded bewilderment some people get when they get called on barging into places they should not go.

  14. Great use of the words Hank, I agree the use of chamois was particularly innovative. Haven't we all met a few of these people?