Monday, June 20, 2016

Harbored a long-standing dream

                                                                      Artist: Tintoretto (1518–1594)
Image: Bearded Gramps (here)

the 10 of 12 given words:
dream hesitation license climate 
random length obstruct
atrabilious (gloomy morose irritable bad-tempered)
singe (to burn or be burnt superficially)
cerise (moderate to deep red)

Harbored a long-standing dream
Spied some hesitation making an entry
On rare occasions Gramps would slip in
Of silken white for others to see

For as long as he could remember
Gramps been sporting his prized trophy
Licensed in a climate of regular honor
Of random length not without dignity

Twitched incessantly when atrabilious
Wisely not to obstruct his pugilistic actions
But once it did singe the white tresses
Lighted cerise cigar that malfunctioned

MLMM's Wordle #114 and
Kerry's The Tuesday Platform at Real Toads

13 comments:

  1. Have to watch those cigars haha

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  2. Excellent write Hank, so interesting.
    Yvonne.

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  3. Watch out.. your beard is on fire.

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  4. Thank you so much for explaining 'atrabilious'!

    I enjoyed the read.

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  5. That closing image is fabulous, great job Hank!

    mindlovemisery

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  6. Gramps is on fire! Great poem with a twist, Hank.

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  7. Images from a century past and rich, thoughtful words seem to fit. I do like that he got a bit singed. :-) Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Haha! that was an unexpected ending. My father-in-law sported a very fine long beard, so your 'Gramps' reminds me of him.

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  9. Way to work those words, Hank! Wow.

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  10. Suppose that's why we don't Santa in photos smoking cigar
    😆

    Much love...

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  11. And I can't keep my eyes of his beard. The word singe singed me a bit.

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  12. I got my first electronic cigarette kit from VaporFi, and I think its the best kit.

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