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Slim and Franke
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Wednesday, September 14, 2016


Words For Wednesday provided by Margaret Adamson and her friend Sue Fulcher. Thank you for these two challenging phrases.   You will find the words and other stories posted at the blog of Elephant's Child.

They gave us: 1. Kangaroo Court and 2. The darkest hour is just before dawn.

INNOCENCE LOST by Granny Annie

They called it a “Kangaroo court”
The man was sentenced to die.
 People of different opinions
Raised a public outcry.

He was marched to the gallows
A dark bag slipped over his head
The trap door suddenly opened
The convicted man was dead.

New evidence came to light
Immediately after the execution
That totally proved his innocence.
Could there ever be retribution?

Truth could not brighten this day
He had been the legal game's pawn.
The sky grew gray and dim, proving
The darkest hour is just before the dawn.”

Added my own picture choice. 

Tyburn during the reign of King Charles I  By: Culture Club

Feel free to use the two phrases and write your own story or poem.  You can post your composition on your blog or here on my blog in the comment section or in the comment section of Elephant's child's.

The English theologian and historian Thomas Fuller appears to be the first person to commit the notion that 'the darkest hour is just before the dawn' to print. His religious travelogue A Pisgah-Sight Of Palestine And The Confines Thereof, 1650, contains this view:
"It is always darkest just before the Day dawneth."


  1. Good job. I learned something today.

  2. Sad and beautiful.
    And one of the reasons I cannot support a death penalty.

  3. I love it, it's emotionally powerful and so sad.

  4. Well done and the picture nailed it. Interesting about the origin of that saying.

  5. You are so good at fitting in the old wise sayings.... Yep good pic choice!

  6. Those pups are super cute. They looks so content on the couch. I have 2 that would look the same too. Also love your poem too. Hugs-Erika

  7. Again, you've done well with this week's exercise. :)