Trappings Vivisect


Thirty-three words to win a laugh.
Perhaps a smile will do.
Will they buckle beneath a chuckle?
Utter a giggle or two?

Articulate painstakingly.
Trappings vivisect.
Utmost here—beseeching, dear—
Be certain you're correct.


This piece, written in response to the Trifecta Writing Challenge, was written for Draug and as a lecture to myself: I recently incorrectly questioned Draug's usage of a word.

This weekend we're asking you to write 33 words that will make us laugh or smile.  Even a chuckle will do.  We look forward to the communal spirit lifting.  Good luck!




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Friday, December 14, 2012

Trappings Vivisect


Thirty-three words to win a laugh.
Perhaps a smile will do.
Will they buckle beneath a chuckle?
Utter a giggle or two?

Articulate painstakingly.
Trappings vivisect.
Utmost here—beseeching, dear—
Be certain you're correct.


This piece, written in response to the Trifecta Writing Challenge, was written for Draug and as a lecture to myself: I recently incorrectly questioned Draug's usage of a word.

This weekend we're asking you to write 33 words that will make us laugh or smile.  Even a chuckle will do.  We look forward to the communal spirit lifting.  Good luck!




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14 Comments:

At December 14, 2012 at 8:20 AM , Blogger Draug said...

*flails* You don't have to apologize!!! Seriously, I welcome criticism. If you think I'm doing something wrong, you have every right to smack me over the head and tell me so! And you made a valid point with your comment anyway!!

Um...that rant aside, I love this piece <3 It's so much fun and begs to be read aloud.

 
At December 14, 2012 at 8:53 AM , Blogger Ruby Manchanda said...

Enjoyed this.

 
At December 14, 2012 at 10:46 AM , Anonymous Tessa said...

Very good, had to laugh!

 
At December 14, 2012 at 12:07 PM , OpenID joe2poetry said...

Nice and punchy

 
At December 14, 2012 at 2:16 PM , Blogger Stephanie B. @B4Steph said...

Very nice - and it made me laugh. Nice rhyme too.

 
At December 14, 2012 at 5:52 PM , Blogger lumdog2012 said...

Cool poem. :)

 
At December 14, 2012 at 6:13 PM , Blogger Sandra Tyler said...

compact neat little piece! YOu're good!

 
At December 14, 2012 at 9:29 PM , OpenID jannatwrites said...

I like this response, but I think you're being hard on yourself :)

 
At December 15, 2012 at 5:32 AM , Blogger vivinfrance said...

Neat

 
At December 15, 2012 at 6:09 AM , Blogger j umbaugh said...

I chuckled...

 
At December 15, 2012 at 9:12 AM , OpenID lindavernon said...

Ha! I'm chuckling and buckling! :D

 
At December 16, 2012 at 5:31 AM , Blogger Bo said...

Great post!

 
At December 16, 2012 at 6:36 AM , Anonymous Dawn Beronilla said...

What a great rhythm to this one! It definitely got a big ol' smile from me.

 
At December 16, 2012 at 5:24 PM , Anonymous Trifecta said...

Ha! I love your honesty.

 

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