This week’s words and phrases:
supplicant [A supplicant is a person who prays to God or respectfully asks an important person to help them or to give them something that they want very much.] seraphic [characteristic of or resembling a seraph or seraphim|seraphim:an angelic being, regarded in traditional Christian angelology as belonging to the highest order of the ninefold celestial hierarchy, associated with light, ardor, and purity. ] Disastrous Polish petticoats [a woman’s light, loose undergarment hanging from the shoulders or the waist, worn under a skirt or dress] Neutral Squander ecru [the light beige color of unbleached linen] Alarm dramatic art Bend Tickle
There was a bit of slap and tickle
But we all looked the other way,
After all, it was only supposed to be a bend in the road
And who were we to judge the preferences of others claiming
It was all in the guise of dramatic art.
Of course, the alarm should have sounded when
Wearing nothing but an ecru scarf
The leading man waltzed onto the stage
Doing more than tickling my fancy
Or was it hers?
Confusion seemed to rain upon us.
His actions squandered attention on the real issue
Where around the wall figures in neutral colours,
More neutral than the ecru scarf
Which, by the way, could have been considered petticoats,
But who are we fooling with that idea?
The whole act was superbly stimulating
And could have ended disastrously had not from out of the wings
A floating seraphic figure appeared
Radiating goodness and light.
The result was every audience member
Save the already supplicant ones
Fell into a trance of prayer and want
Resulting in an all-in game of slap and tickle
In which no one, but no one, looked the other way
And in a tangle of body parts and swirling ecru scarves
Put it all out there,
Within the auspices of dramatic art.