Tuesday, December 27, 2016

a rich uncle bequeathed untold riches

                                                                                                    Attribution; Olevy
Image: Part of the largest treasure of gold
coins found from an exposed seabed (here)

the 12 given words:
stroke gutter discolour sound impatience fabric knife
passel (a group or lot of indeterminate number)
rum cull (a rich fool, easily cheated)
jackboot (bullying authoritarian measures)
gloss (to give a deceptively good appearance)
terminal (forming the end or of something)

By a stroke of good fortune
a rich uncle had bequeathed untold riches
unto his favourite nephew

Having a passel of cronies the
lucky soul was determined not to
be taken in for a rum cull easily
He would not be tamed through
a gutter of spins to discolour
his sound judgement

The vultures' impatience spun
through  a fabric weaved of well-paying
commercial ventures were forthcoming
It could perhaps be nurtured with jackboot
tendencies that might slice cleanly like
a knife unto his head

It would be 'convenient' for them
then to easily lay their hands
on the inheritance

To gloss over a flawed business plan
would be invigorating but invariably
time-wasting and might even prove fatal

A terminal feature of his wealth-saving
device was simple -  just laugh it off!

He was not to  be taken up by any
crazy propositions from such
fair-weather 'friends'

MLMM's Wordle #135
Elizabeth's Creativity Challenge Day 36  -  invigorate
Marian's at Real Toad's -  the tuesday platform

15 comments:

  1. The way to be, laugh off all the crap, as there will always be such "friends" trying to get your dough...if you're rich haha

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  2. Maybe this is Scrooge in the making.

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  3. I like this very much ... especially the opening lines.

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  4. One very good reason to be grateful for poverty,

    Elizabeth

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  5. Your first stanza made me grin aloud--yes, grinning aloud is possible... you just have to add lots of teeth.

    I love how the first two lines put me in a once-upon-a-time sort of mood, just to smack me with the last line. Awesome.

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  6. The vultures' impatience... I've them before, Hank.

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  7. There's always someone out to get something for nothing.
    Enjoyed the read Hank/
    Yvonne,

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  8. A delighted play on "Mo' monwy, mo'problems" huh? I like how this was conceived.

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  9. Those words would have been impossible for me. How's you do that? You are a wiz.

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  10. Bravo Hank you have worked the words in seamlessly! I am so glad that I don't have to deal with such things!

    mlm

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  11. Nice use of the words. I haven't ventured this list yet.

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