Wordle #208 – The Wise Woman


This week’s words:
Rub Psyche Vitiate – spoil or impair the quality or efficiency of: development programmes have been vitiated by the rise in population. • destroy or impair the legal validity of: the insurance is vitiated because of foolish acts on the part of the tenant. Rose, Receive Occurrence Persuade Rooftop Nightlife Monstrosity Clay Pigeon Recessive

On an old hand knitted rug, the wise woman sat on her roof top watching the nightlife below. She watched as the monstrosity of the city with all its bright lights and persuasive language did all it could to vitiate the populace touching their vulnerable psyche where each participant hungered for acceptance and belonging in a shallow world.

Beside her the pigeons were settling for the night, their soft cooing an echo of pleasantness against the harsh cityscape.

The wise woman rose from her rug and looked down on the street below. The rose in front of the young couples was still alive despite the pollution it received from the constant traffic.

The declining state of the houses in her neighbourhood evidence of the economic recession currently afflicting the entire country.

In this current climate, she knew people were as if clay, to be moulded as the powers deemed.

The wise woman knew she had seen it all before, the occurrence was not new to her, but it saddened her that man continuously went down this same destructive path.

Feeling as she so often did that it was only her who saw it for what it was, she rubbed her arms with insect repellent and settled own once again on her rug to watch in the hope the next vitiate occurrence might be avoided.


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7 Responses to Wordle #208 – The Wise Woman

  1. I like your use of imagery. Nicely done!

  2. Aha Michael………… you sneaked in recessive too!

  3. Jules says:

    History does seem to repeat itself… as so many seem to ignore what information has been passed down.

  4. Raivenne says:

    “If we don’t learn form history…” I enjoyed this take on the prompt.

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