Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The Carnival's In Town - 3WW

Thom writes:
Each week, I post three words. You write something using the words.

Then come back and post a link to the contribution with Mr. Linky (but please, link to the exact post, not your blog, by clicking on the exact post title and paste it to Mr. Linky below). As always, there's no hard-and-fast rule that you have to post on Wednesday.

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This week's words:

Easygoing; Fact; Handsome

Photo Image by Meg Gallucci, 2009

The Carnival's In Town

For a barker's mouth
your smile is easygoing.
Here's a firstborn fact:
a handsome flashing
countenance like the morning
sun rising higher
in the rosy sky
you fairly beam upon us
indifferent to
our shiftless groping
avarice. We are after
all rank amateurs.

Admit this as I.
Admit the barker has us
beat. It will lay down
better that way as
he, grinning, shines us all on -
but guard your backside.

‎September ‎18, ‎2013 6:26 AM


  1. Laughing with gleeful recognition. Wonderful!

  2. You go, you play the game, you might win but know you might be cheated, it's all part of your education.

    1. If you are reasonable you have to admit the game is mainly rigged toward the house so that some will win, most will not, and many will lose sufficiently to more than offset the winners plus pay the overhead. That just makes sense. Otherwise, who would ever willingly take up the responsibility of the house side?

    2. But there have to be winners and of them some win huge, or else who would ever visit and take the chance against the house?

  3. 'shiftless groping avarice' creates an interesting image in my mind!

  4. Never trust a carny to be sure..maybe we are all rank our own field..well, i speak for are a word pro!

    1. You may be an amateur, and I am completely volunteer (though I could be bought :D) but neither are you nor am I rank. An amateur is one who loves the work for free. I certainly love what I do. I trust so do you. We are both at the level that you cannot tell the difference in quality between those who publish regularly in journals and elsewhere and those who do not.


The chicken crossed the road. That's poultry in motion.

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