Saturday, July 23, 2016

Wretched in its belly to fend for itself

                                                                                Author: Jonathan Billinger
Image: Neglected cottage (here)

the 12 given words:
softening hummingbird hover
peony (shrubs having large pink, red, white, or yellow flowers)
burdock (broad-leaved weed that stick to the clothing)
dwindle weeds loss garden whirring stem patterns

3WW given words
fatal harmonious gaping

A softening of the backyard to the Autumn sun
Wretched in its belly to fend for itself
While a hummingbird hovered above
Lost in the thickening undergrowth below
Were little creatures scampering cautiously
Colorful peony dwindled unabashedly
Overtaken by burdock and other weeds

Such loss of desire of a disheartened garden
Where man was not seen anymore whirring with a lawn-mower
Stemmed largely by the crippling effects of arthritis
Fatal to a harmonious exhibition of greenery 
Such were the patterns of existence
Of many elderly couples left on their own
A gaping inconsistency of purpose of parental neglect 

For MMT's Sunday's Whirligig #69 and
Thomg's 3WW week 489


  1. The wildlife will still find a way to enjoy, but yeah, many can't do it any more as they age.

  2. Wild life is a wonderful thing. It never ceases to amaze me how they do fend for themselves.
    Good write Hank.