THREE WORD WEDNESDAY
'engulf, imminent, tamper'
Oh what a trap for the unwary!
A thought that's positively scary!
The fact that millions of years ahead,
After you and I are dead,
The sun will engulf the earth! It's true!
That is what it's going to do!
As it dies the sun will expand!
(Yes, I know it's hard to understand).
The earth will be swallowed-up by heat
And we will all admit defeat.
If mankind is still around
Into the oven we'll be bound!
This isn't imminent, of course;
Life is still a powerful force
And, in the event, should we survive,
It could be that we'll contrive
To tamper with an asteroid,
To spin us into a cooler void.
That would not exactly be a boon,
As we'd have to leave behind the moon!
Let's leave that worry to generations
Who'll have to deal with such situations!
Let us just enjoy our privileged place,
On earth, right heat, right time, right place!
Three handsome dogs walked out one day and all of them were males.
They walked with a casual canine air, wagging their little tails.
The first was a smart Retriever, and a Labrador was following.
The last was a little Chihuahua, small enough for swallowing!
Young men of every species have an eye for the main chance,
And to every dog upon their way they gave a second glance.
At last they chanced on Fifi, a Poodle and a girl!
The sight of this sexy female sent their hormones in a whirl!
Fifi was white and fluffy, with quite adorable eyes,
And Rex and Lex and Charlie all desired her as a prize.
They lined-up for her favours, but Fifi was no fool,
Even with three smart suitors she certainly kept her cool.
'The first one' giggled Fifi, who was quite inclined to tease,
'To utter these two words….one's LIVER and one's CHEESE…'
'Liver', 'Cheese!' they shouted, eager to pass the test!
'Hold on!' said little Fifi 'You haven't heard the rest!
You must make-up a pithy sentence to prove that you are clever!
I could never mate with a stupid dog! Never! Never! Never!'
The Retriever, Rex then cleared his throat, hardly able to wait;
'Cheese and liver; these are foods I absolutely hate!'
'Utterly dull!' said Fifi; 'You lack imagination!'
Rex slunk off, despondent, shocked by the situation.
Then up spoke Lex, with a dog-like grin, very eager to please;
'I know! I know!' he blurted out 'I love liver and cheese!'
'No better!' said Fifi, 'And, whatsmore, I think it's even duller!
I want a sentence full of life, and wit, and charm and colour!'
Charlie Chihuahua stood apart, waiting to be invited.
His friends looked on, knowing he, too, was just about to be slighted.
'And what about you?' said Fifi, as Charlie stood in line.
Charlie smiled then he spoke up….
'Liver alone! Cheese mine!'