Saturday, May 20, 2017

Many Rouge Galleries shine in modern times

                                                                                             Attribution: Unknown
Image: Designated Traitor's Gate (here)

10 of the 12 given words:
message flimsy trips line 
stilted (adj.stiffly dignified or formal)
wonder sing shine run trace 

A likely message exhorted loud and clear
Of which nothing flimsy nor of any pretences
Found at the Traitors' Gate behind closed doors
Unfortunate band of souls with known offences

Regular trips to view on some guided tours
Where were lines of stilted visitors feet shuffling
To wonder of intrigues prior to entering the Tower
Or of one-time inmates at Alcatraz and Sing Sing

Many rouge galleries shine in modern times
Run with progressive precision of reformation
There are fewer traces of harsh treatments
Unlike those of old corrective institutions

Sunday's Photo Fiction May 2017
Brenda's Sunday Whirl Wordle #300
Sherry's at PU's Poetry Pantry #354


  1. I wonder... a prison is still a prison. Maybe it's the company I fear.

  2. I can see certain faces in that rogue's gallery, lol. They fit perfectly there.

  3. Oh, yeah, 'many rouge galleries shine in modern times' ~ nice use of words as always. Ths for comments!

  4. ... "unfortunate band of souls with known offences" ... so descriptive of the rogue's gallery!

  5. Wonderful and interesting to read Hank, congrats on including the given words excellently.


  6. I think that these days the traces are left in the minds of the inmates... and the pockets of the citizens.

  7. You have used the given words well, here. I do agree that many corrective institutions are not nearly as harsh as they once were - though, I suspect, there is always room for improvement.

  8. Interesting one, and that is good!

  9. Hank, You have outdone yourself. Such an imagination. Who would guessed, words and all, we would be exploring corrective institutions.

  10. So interesting the comparison of old prisons and what you call modern rogue galleries !!!!

  11. I agree.Interesting topic well written.

  12. I think much has changed for inmates, but much remains to be reformed. Good write Hank.

  13. Yes, reformation is the goal of contemporary incarceration. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't.

  14. Sadly being a thieving rogue is still a tempting career for the young and once smitten they can't break the habit. The harsh treatment these days is usually from other inmates!

  15. I would not want to be stuck on that island ;)

  16. We'll take a pass on ever joining the criminal mass. Safer to never.

  17. "unfortunate band of souls with known offences" such an apt image!

  18. In spite of reforms, I would imagine there's still some harsh treatment going on that needs more reform yet!!