Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics

Wait a mystic minute … three consecutive Daily Prompts with five-letter words?

It may come as a surprise to you but I read runes or tease out tealeaf-tattle with the best of them. And I can recognise an augury when I trip over it in the dark.

So after consulting a load of old crystal balls I have divined that those Wise Wizards at WordPress have sent out a coded challenge to those of us with the, ahem, gift to see … well, to those of us who like turning Daily Prompt words into acrostic poems … er, that’ll just be me then!

And the coded challenge? Write limericks, loser, or languish in the lost lands for all eternity!

Ever-eager for extra brownie points, I am going for the equivalent of a high-tariff dive by combining extreme brevity with the demanding acrostic format and a rare attempt to land a post on three simultaneous Daily Prompt pages. Never one to blow my own trumpet, of course, I leave any wild acclaim or thunderous applause to posterity.

A politician called Gall
G ot elected by promising all!
I f nothing went quite
L ike he said, well all right,
E very story but his was too tall.

S hop till you drop and when zapped,
H appiness comes gift-wrapped.
O ceans are dying,
C limate is frying –
K eep mouthing that mantra: ‘Adapt!’

B irdwatching bewitches geeks,
L ying in wait for weeks
I n the cold and damp
N ever far from cramp
K eeping shuteye at bay just for beaks.

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Image: Dobrador

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17 thoughts on “Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics

  1. The American equivalent: Brownie Points. For years I thought the term might have been taken from the young girl scouts, known for doing good turns, daily, as I recall from my Boy Scout days. I think it was our slogan. Maybe it came from Lord Baden Powell, Himself. Then I saw the movie “Willow’ and discovered that Brownies were also mischievous little dudes. Not to sure you would want their Brownie points since they usually came from sharp objects! Anyway, I have used up my mystic moment. I liked the bird one the best. –Curt

    1. Yes, just looked it up on Wikipedia and found the ‘young girl scout’ explanation to be 1 of 5 possibles, one of which is scatological! I think the bird one is the funniest. No wonder birdwatchers are also known as twitchers!

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