Sunday, July 17, 2016

He felt numb thinking about it

                                                                                       Attribution: Richard Webb
Image: This black sheep like any
ram is not to be trusted (here)

the 12 given words:
numb succumb crack crumble lock luck spark irk
thrum (to recite or tell in a monotonous way)
chum thumb slick 
He felt numb thinking about it 
but he was not to succumb
not to crack under pressure

Many had crumbled before him
They failed to lock out such elements in time
Unashamedly they ran out of luck

It sparked a debate in his mind
He had long been bothered
It irked him to be thrummed and
to be bombarded with a slew of spins
They were too high flown to be believed

Determined to side-step an impending heartache
He decided not to be too chummy with the new guy
The next time they meet he could just thumb his nose at him 

He could smell him from a distance
A slick character if there was one

For Brenda's Sunday Whirl Wordle #257
with the given words and
Kerry's at Real Toads's   the tuesday platform


  1. An informed leader is a wise leader!

  2. Best to just avoid the trouble-maker.

  3. Great verse Hank, there are many trouble makers in the world great subject.

  4. we smell them coming - so many don't!

  5. you have to watch out for those slick characters..

  6. Some you sure have to avoid and watch out for

  7. Steer clear of the smell, yes indeed -- I would too. Loved the character in this. Great use of random, given words. Thanks for sharing.

  8. That is a very good skill to have - the ability to spot the slick characters.

  9. I think it must be the smell... if it was that easy I would stay away

  10. It's an important life skill to take be able to assess the risk entanglements might bring.

  11. Haha, if you can smell them at a distance you know what to do!

  12. Oh Hank! I've never thumbed my nose at anyone who was looking, I don't have the nerve. Best in my book is to walk a block to the other side.

  13. Yes, if you can smell the character of a man from a distance, it is wise to avoid him.

  14. Ah. You bring up the nervewrackingness of being young. (Or new.) Thanks. k.