Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Had dreams giddy in heights

                                                                           Attribution: Guilhem Vellut
Image: A Homeless Soul (here)

the 10 of 12 given words:
fetid (having a strong, unpleasant smell)
filthy faces empty home vow streetcar broken  
twilight (a period when something is ending)
gritty (harsh and unpleasant)

3WW given words:
enchanting fanatical giddy

Filthy fetid face hidden
Man in his twilight years
Empty of promise without a home
Made a vow fanatical in his resolve
Not to bother his relatives
But to hang on alone

Had dreams giddy in heights
Enchanting but suspect in execution
Taken for a ride not in a streetcar
but in foolhardy schemes
to end up broken
gritty and unfulfilled

MMT's Sunday’s Whirligig #60
Thomg's 3WW #480
Marian's The Tuesday Platform


  1. The fall is heavy if you fall in filth.. so sad.

  2. Never jump in for quick success but work up gradually to ensure each step you learn something and prosper slowly. Success comes rarely by chance but by consistent hard work.

  3. Serendipity! That is so sad and today waiting at the Métro, I took a photo of an ad that catches you with a homeless person and in French "Homelessness is not a choice."

  4. I love the references you allude to in this piece- particularly the streetcar... the streets are certainly not paved with gold either

  5. Not to bother his relatives but to hang on alone. The human condition, argh.