A Really Awful Stay


For Wordle 296 (a tough one to do in order and in rhyme — I’ve added far more than my usual tally of words).

Thrum of the rig as stay snaps at the deck;

Disaster is courted off Florida Keys;

Hollow the wish that the stay’d had a check

Rows of lethal gale-whipped flying glass one flees;

Crew fight to strip the sails before they split,

And jury-rig a stay before the next hit.

I also wanted this to add to my GloPoWriMo tally, and when double-checking to see how far short I am falling of the 30 poems in 30 days, wondered why there was one missing.  Alas, it seems I had previewed this one but never posted it!  *bashes head against wall*

© April 2017 Colonialist

About colonialist

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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3 Responses to A Really Awful Stay

  1. calmgrove says:

    Senility setting in already, Col? Tell you what, bashing your head against a wall will more likely kill than reinvigorate those memories. (As I’ve noted for myself.)


  2. colonialist says:

    Thank you for the kind words. Another effort has followed hot on its heels!
    It seems all my recent rhyme is on matters maritime!


  3. Totally suits you Col. Good pic, good Wordle. Very nicely done 🙂

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