Tuesday, March 7, 2017

the jailer in him cringed at the slightest noise

                 Author:Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.
                                                                                       Reproduction Number: LC-USZ6-2067
Image:  Elvis in Jailhouse Rock (here)

MLMM's 11 of 12 given words:
exotic ledge crescent jailer 
cringe noise filter emerald stew
longanimity ((n.) patient endurance of hardship, injuries, or offense)
afflatus ((n.) inspiration; a mental force acting from within.)

3WW given words
raspy (hoarse or harsh)
shifty (devious, evasive)

Shifty elements were out to
inflict painful endeavors on
their unsuspecting victims

Those 'exotic beings' lodged on a
ledge of hope in the crescent of
mercy felt restless and threatened
They were used to harassment
from time to time and resented it

With raspy sounding voices
of reason they were staging on
a fight back mindful though of
frightful consequences

The jailer in him cringed at  the
slightest noise reminiscent of
how the last jail-break started

Providence was generous
this time around
The longanimity of purpose
for the day diffused the
afflatus of attitude
It helped in deflecting
the stalemate

It conveniently formed a filter
to prevent the 'emeralds' from getting
embedded in a stew of troubles
It saved the day!

Amber at MLMM's Wordle #145
Thomg's 3WW #522
Marian's at Real Toad's - the tuesday platform


  1. what a scary existence for them both

  2. Really great job combining so many prompts Hank!


  3. Watch out for that stew. Trouble, trouble.

  4. A delicate balance indeed sure takes seed

  5. I'm thinking that the emeralds will make it fairly well.

    1. You did well with the word usage, these were hard ones and didn't seem to be very poetic.

  6. Excellent verse Hank containing given words.