Wednesday, August 10, 2016

he brook no nonsense

                                                                           Attribution: Muyayo tattoo
Image: The Godfather (here)

the 11 of 12 given words:
brook recent corpse casket shoreline 
hewn (given a rough surface)
dour (sullen; gloomy)
Italian clashing pushing misspelled

3WW given words:
painstaking radiant queasy 
he brook no nonsense
it was a shock smack against his authority
despite being a recent appointment 
as the new Godfather he was readily accepted 
so he had been told and so he thought
but the corpse in the casket indicated otherwise

he was faintly aware of the underlying 
undercurrent brewing against his appointment 
which was normal and expected but
this was someone groomed painstakingly 
to be his trusted lieutenant
the demise of which should not be taken lightly

the shoreline now given a hewn look 
would be teeming with blood
his radiant self took a sudden dour stance 
his Italian lineage gave him the strength

a clashing of strong intentions seemed to be in the works
but he refrained from pushing it in for the immediate
lest he read wrongly or even  'misspelled' the
support of those of his followers
queasy elements among them could mean disaster
he would bid his time to ensure victory with certainty

MMT's Sunday's Whirligig #72
Marian's at Real Toad's - The Tuesday Platform
Thomg's 3WW #492 and
Sumana's at PU's Midweek Motif  -  predator and prey


  1. I think this fits perfectly with the Poets United midweek prompt as well Hank - predator and prey ;)

    1. Thanks Jae, Ma'am! Yes, Hank will include it as well.


  2. As always, watch your back, on both sides.

  3. Excellent topic and great to read with message coming so evidently across.

  4. Good read with murderous undertones.

  5. Sure have to be on one's guard or one may be sleeping with the fishes haha

  6. Well fitted to ' Predator and Prey' saw the movie The Godfather a long time ago when it was cinema new and fresh.
    Always I marvel at your skill in the use of all those given words. I used to response to the Sunday Wordles but oh I find them really really trying. I lost patience for them.
    Have a good Wednesday

    Much love...

  7. A powerfully expressed poem, Hank.

  8. Whew! What a story!...."he would bid his time to ensure victory with certainty" o my! o my!..

  9. Goodness! These type of predators could most easily be prey.

  10. An interesting take on the prompt, Hank.

  11. "Live by the sword, die by the sword" plus other suitable quotes could well apply to this. Oh for a quiet life.

  12. This is oh so powerful Hank especially the part about where 'he would bid his time to ensure victory with certainty' whoa definitely!!

  13. Hah! I like this, and love your use of "brook" here. No bubbling streams for you! :)

  14. I am always awed by the way you weave the words you are given.