Sunday, December 11, 2011

Slander

image by Mostafa Habibi




Stranded and sinking
salacious scuttlebutt
settled in quicksand;
such a slanderous rut.

@laurie kolp

Prompt inspiration: Magpie Tales

28 comments:

Margaret said...

...salacious scuttlebutt


Oh how I love that as it rolls off my tongue. It might become a new favorite expression! ha.

anthonynorth said...

Oh, yes. i could read this over and over again.

Kathe W. said...

what fabulous lines of such tasty words....

Brian Miller said...

i may be hissing all afternoon after reading this...nice dance to your words though...as margaret says it rolls off the tongue...

Stafford Ray said...

And so it should!

Catfish Tales said...

...a fitting end ;~D

Maureen said...

You win the award for alliteration today.

Shawna said...

"salacious scuttlebutt"...ha!

Mary said...

Nice. I like the ssssssound of this poem (and the fasssssscinating words).

robkistner said...

such a joy to let dance off the tongue Laurie... :)

Other Mary said...

Ahhhh...such great alliteration!

jen revved said...

Wonderful! Perfectly describes current political scene...xxxj

Sherry Blue Sky said...

You have said a mouthful here!

Helen said...

Scuttlebutt takes on a whole new meaning here! Great Poem.

manicddaily said...

Such an interesting take on the prompt, stands on its all. K.

Kay L. Davies said...

Good ssssstuff, Laurie!

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

Martin said...

Nice one, Laurie. I think "salacious scuttlebutt" might catch on.

Cad said...

A Gem!

kaykuala said...

A chic way of expressing it, Laurie! It smoothly just flows. Great!

Hank

izzy said...

Fun! thanks-

Isabel Doyle said...

Such sentiment suggests sandy success

Eva Gallant said...

You rock alliteration!!!

Lyn said...

Quite a rut to be stuck in..that quicksand won't let go..love the beat of this!!

Doctor FTSE said...

Love the alliteration in this one, Laurie.

eflores said...

A different turn, same outcome. Very well penned!

Erick Flores

jabblog said...

'such a slanderous rut - easy to sink into, difficult toe escape from.
The alliteration is excellent.

Tumblewords: said...

Perfect spill of super fine words! Love this!!

Dave King said...

Alliteration I like.