Friday, January 20, 2017

Loneliness forced the issue that led him astray

                                                                      Attribution: Aiko, Thomas & Juliette+Isaac
Image: His Indiscretions Readily Forgiven (here)

12 given words:
broken plank cliff longer mistake revenge, 
music, everything loneliness, create,snare pepper 

Traumatic experience of a broken promise
Made to walk the plank at top of the cliff
No longer a mistake but an act of revenge
Had to face the music despite being a friend

Everything seemed normal much of the way
Loneliness forced the issue that led him astray
Created dissensions but still a calculated risk
Before he was ensnared, away he was whisked

Strangely enough being unfaithful had its rewards
What he had to do then but returned with all his faults
Peppered with love and smothered with kisses
Welcomed back most profoundly by the bitches

Note: Make no mistake. This is humor inclined. 
A stray dog story. 'Bitches' referred to the canines!

MMT's Sunday's Whirligig #95
Sherry's at PU's Poetry Pantry #337


  1. That's quite a story, Hank. Good thing I can't relate, though :)

    Have a great weekend.


  2. Oh my..quite the tale!

  3. What a cheering tail.. i mean tale! Thank you Hank

  4. haha and I bet a tail wag or three came to be

  5. LOL. Till I read your explanation, I wondered if you were referring to yesterday's uprising. LOL.

  6. Phew... I'm glad this was a canine... If it had been a man he would be rightfully shredded to pieces.

  7. I appreciate the rhyme. Such fun. And I adore the huge laugh you gifted me with at the very end. Thank you, Hank.

  8. Ha. This cracked me up: "Welcomed back most profoundly by the bitches"

  9. Glad for your note at the end. :-)
    Good take with the challenge.

  10. Second poem with planks and cliffs. Some weeks it's like we read each other's minds. This was cute!