Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Twilight industry that mellowed

                                                                                                         Attribution: Da
Image: Water buffalo  (here)

Sunday’s Whirligig 12 given words:
falls delicate grazing loneliness munching 
tufts wet twilight ripples gladly break wrist

3WW given words:
resolute fresh new 

Comes a time when a beast
of burden falls from grace

Delicate in its rebuff
Grazing in loneliness
Munching turfs wet with tears
Instead of watery padi fields

Twilight industry that mellowed
Overtaken by developments
in housing, plantations and golf courses

Ripples until now but unashamedly
with a resolute at a much faster pace

Housing developers, entrepreneurs
and governments gladly break
away with fresh new ideas of modernization

Just a knock on the wrist
But a cultural shock on farmers
bent on tilling their lands
to maintain a dying industry
to feed hungry mouths

That's progress
Like it or not!
(99 words  -  581 characters)

For MMT's Sunday’s Whirligig #40
Thomg's 3WW week #460 and
Carrot Range - December-30-Flash-Fiction-Challenge/
In 99 words (no more, no less) write about 
an industry What does their industry reflect?


  1. Yes - sometimes 'progress' seems like an absolute oxymoron...if only we looked at the things that endure time and didn't leave our mess on the landscape.sigh..happy new year to you Hank

  2. Yep, one step forward two steps back it seems is always the case.

  3. Blessings......
    Everyday you are able to move further than the day before is progress. It may seem little to the outsider however you the insider knows the reality of what was and thus what is, is progress.

    very interesting. Enjoyed the photo.
    Just browsing through blogspotville and thought I’d stop in to wish you a happy new year.
    May you have more triumphs than trials
    More joy than sorrow
    More support than judgement
    More Inspiration than discouragement
    More resources and access than obstacles
    and may you know through it all
    That you are blessed and a blessing (by D.S.B.S.Rhapsody)


  4. That's been the story of my life this past year, one step forward two steps back, Wonderful to read Hank as always.

  5. Sustainable communities are a thing of the past as we must maintain and support money grubbing developers in all aspects of our lives. This affects the livelihoods of so many people.

  6. Ah yes, progress ... we've been playing at progress for such a very long time and as each civilization oversteps its bounds it falls and we start over again. Too bad we never seem to learn from our errors. But there's always hope that everyone will stop delegating their well-being to others and we might use the intelligence we've been endowed with to make life better on this planet for all ... let's hope. Have a great New Year Hank. Bastet

  7. if only money makers started thinking about effect of unplanned development world would become a better place to live, nice inspiring post

    My 3WW post :New Year New Beginning