Saturday, January 20, 2018

a band of crooks bent on a mission

                                                                                     Attribution: Nasa
Image: Crooks can Drop from
the Sky to Infiltrate (here)

The homophone sets this week are:
band – a musical group
banned – forbidden

cent – one hundredth of a dollar
scent – an aroma
sent – dispatched

A band of crooks bent on a mission
Individually they were not that destructive
Believing in unity as a call for strength
Courage in numbers proved effective

They managed to hoodwink some initially
Moles were sent out fast to infiltrate
Few organisations vulnerable with their folly
Tumbled unceremoniously by the wayside

Recruitment then banned at certain events
Measures put in place to reveal their presence
Human Resource easily traced their scents
Foul means for a living not worth a cent

MLMM's Saturday Mix  -  double take
Mary's at PU's Poetry Pantry #387


  1. Most enjoyable read Hank. excellently written.


  2. Have to watch getting hoodwinked. Good when such acts can be routed out too.

  3. I know a mole when I see one
    Wish I could fire their collective bun
    Great post
    From coast to coast
    Howdy Hank
    The Poetry Tank!

  4. It's a hard thing when the hoodwinkers hold all the power. I enjoyed this, Hank.

  5. I'm familiar with the band : )

  6. There is a lot of wisdom in this cleverly constructed piece, Hank ... as often can be found in your work.

  7. That was fun with the homophone sets...

  8. It always amazes me how well you weave a story around your chosen words. This one, of course, is all too timely.

  9. Ah, being hoodwinked seems to be something which happens oftentimes these days. I enjoyed this poem, Hank.

  10. I won't be fooled again...for some reason that Who song is playing in my head after reading this. Love the piece.