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Friday, October 20, 2017


The color orange doesn’t look
good on him…He looks liver pumpkined.

For all his ruff there isn’t any substance.
Bully brag is a rucksack strapped to ears
tired of the chaffing wool of incessant dividing.

Be-trump Be-muse Be-little…
Nickum was rot before he stole the vine.

©Susie Clevenger 2017

I used these words from the list provided
Ruff : To swagger, bluster, domineer. To ruff it out/ to brag or boast of a thing
Be-trump: To deceive, cheat; to elude, slip from
Nickum: A cheating or dishonest person


Anonymous said...

Fabulous combination Susie and totally on the money.Thanks for playing.

MNL (Cactus Haiku) said...

delightful! I enjoyed the way the words conjured up imagery or sensory textures while conveying meaning. "chaffing wool of incessant dividing" i could feel that itchy scratchy feeling of wool heavy with desire to get rid of it -- that worked really well with "incessant dividing" of betrump. also liked the ruff/substance juxtaposition; liver pumpkined.

Jazzbumpa said...

Well done.

Getting betrumped is a horror on every level.


brudberg said...

Loved how you added the belittle... that's excellent...

Maybe we could say that Orange is the new black

Brendan MacOdrum said...

This instantly reminded me of visiting a drummer I played with 15 years before on a visit back to Spokane. His first liver implant didn't take and he was waiting for his second. His head was swelled up like a pumpkin and his color was orange. Some jack-o-lantern: Booze and hepatitis was killing him. Doubt he lived much longer. The loudest drummer in the valley. Exquisite take here, Susie.

Marian said...

Love that last line... definitely no treats here, only tricks.

Namratha said...

Nicely done!


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