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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

PERILS OF CHRISTINE WFW

Words For Wednesday provided this week by Elephant's Child.The words selections are:  
 

prank, arms, regret, light, hostility, crime
or
astronaut, wolf, prophesy, guillotine, bootlegger, adorable

I used all twelve this week. Thanks EC for some great words. 


PERILS OF CHRISTINE by Granny Annie

Christine enjoyed her youth
Safe from city swarms
Enjoying sibling fun and pranks
Wrapped in family arms.

As Christine became an adult
She began to feel regret
That as much as she had fun
She hated the toil and sweat.

Hard work became what she
Saw as her grave plight.
Daily hostility grew as she
Was wooed by the city light.

No one would have guessed
That in sweet Christine's prime
She would be captured for
Committing a terrible crime.

They reduced her sentence
After she was caught
If she would agree to become
A Time Machine astronaut.

Her first assignment was
Debunking a prophecy
About a man becoming a wolf 
In the 11th century.

She lived an exciting life from
Rich lady to adorable beggar
She loved the 19th century
When she acted as a bootlegger.

The 17th century Salem Mass
Was the final direction of Christine
Bringing time travel to an end
A condemned witch on the guillotine.



8 comments:

  1. This is really good. I read these often but have yet to participate.
    Lisa

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  2. Big, big smiles. River was telling me the prompts were dark this week, but you have proved that fun can be had.
    Thank you.

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  3. Ghoulish at the end. It has been said that little if any pain is felt when one's head is chopped by the big G, but no one will ever know if it is true or not. I believe the Axe would be far more terrifying. Poor Christine. Great poem.

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  4. This is absolutely wonderful! So unique...so original....I love it! :)

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  5. Wow. You really are good at these.

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  6. Poor Christine who led such an interesting short life.
    Very well done Granny Annie.

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  7. You are so good at this!

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  8. Woops- wrong button!

    Fun one, n a daughter's name...

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