day race state spend
spread rescue tickling humility
cloud patron measure host
Flash 55 from The Garden - Plus
Imagined by Kerry O'Connor:
"I promised to add an optional extra every month, for those who prefer some direction for their writing to take. This time I have decided to share a form I devised (based on the Robert Herrick Stanza which we explored as a mini-challenge in 2012) which has exactly the correct number of words needed to complete this challenge.
Word count: 8 – 6 – 8 – 6 – 2 – 6 – 2 – 5 – 7 – 5"
the day of the race for state office
look what they spend to spread
a tickling word salad designed to cloud judgment
spewed with little thought no thought
only to give each rich patron
never to rescue the voters
that angry ignorant flock of bleating sheep
that host of fatally uninformed
I wrote this in under 5 minutes. Sadly, it is not a work of fiction.