Resuscitated Wordle


Wordle 282 – another rather tricky one for pulling off my words-in-given-order-with-rhyme stunt.

Water become icy:

Shrill scream as you sense stitch strike …

To wake seems dicey;

Lungs singe in peak of pain like

Iron circle that tightly round chest one may draw;

But coughed-up blue ribbon means living once more.


Do you know that for CPR the old leaning on chest is still probably the best method?  Kneeling over with hands interlocked and stiff arms, then pushing hard to the rhythm of either Stayin’ Alive or Another One Bites the Dust, depending on whether you are an optimist or a pessimist. That’s 100 to 120 compressions a minute.

© January 2017 Colonialist

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Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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20 Responses to Resuscitated Wordle

  1. Pat B says:

    Living once more when there is a close call is something I think everyone hopes to do. Very good piece of writing.


  2. I know this isn’t a wordle exactly but when I opened this post from the worlds best blogger I immediately thought of you. You might want to try your hand and doing what you do with this!


  3. cupitonians says:

    I wish I had your talent!


  4. hahahaha sounds like a good way to remember CPR


  5. I was never sure about how to give CPR, but your song choices will stay in my head forever. I just hope I never have to use them (except on the dance floor)! 🙂


  6. Tom Merriman says:

    An interesting approach this one, Col – it’s good how the words take us off in different directions. Quite frightening up until the last line, and also very informative.


  7. Jae Rose says:

    Your end line is a fittingly powerful end to the poem – a real deep breath


  8. melouisef says:

    You can sing these?


  9. Love the ending, and postscript.


  10. Stephanie Haahjem says:

    This one is particularly good! (And your CPR advice is too! I’ve done it too many times to mention-but if ever need to again, will certainly be singing “Stayin’ Alive” in my head!)


  11. oldegg says:

    What great advice.


  12. Debra says:

    What an excellent Wordle, Col. Once again, you greatly impress me with your words!


  13. 1sojournal says:

    Like what you wove from the words, and thoroughly enjoyed your commentary,



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