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'

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  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

  2. Maybe this is Scrooge in the making.

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

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


  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.

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

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

  8. Take a bow for this. Well crafted

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

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

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


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