Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Bust of an Unknown Man

The Wordle

Unknown Man

We are asked to use all the words in the Wordle


As I walked the splendid corridors of the house so great and grand
I came upon an ancient bust on a rich and marbled stand.
I viewed the face with interest, strong chin, firm mouth, nose, cheeks
And I wondered at the person's life, with its valleys and its peaks.
Alas, the lips were silent,  so all knowledge was denied
And I was sorry we hadn't met before he aged and died.
Did he belong to some noble clan, did they all have similar faces?
Were  the ladies known for their beauty, were there family disgraces?
Was there fire in his earthly life, did he pawn his life for passion,
Did things go right , did things go wrong , was he true in his own fashion?
He wasn't a national hero, the plinth didn't bear his name
And I could find nothing in his face that witnessed pride or shame.
The curator had no knowledge  so unless some circumstance
Led me to my answers.......a very unlikely chance.....
I would never know for certain.....was he venal, was he just?
He would remain forever, an intriguing marble bust.

Six letters, six words, six lines.

(An Acrostic)

To all who help me out
Here I say thanks to you.
And those who smile at me
Now I must thank them too.
Kind words and sweet, kind ways
Shine warm beams on my days.


Jules said...

How many faces are at a loss to speak the secrets only they hold in their cold stony gaze. Nicely wordled! I see now how you say we traveled a similar path. Thanks for your visit to my mixed short form offering. :)

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Oh wow this is simply amazing!

Mama Pajama said...

I love it! really well done - I appreciate the tone and the context, the rhyme and reason...just a fine write, all the way around!

Tumblewords: said...

Well wordled.

Lady In Read said...

i always wonder too, when I look at these unknown ... and your words convey that so well.. love your Acrostic too.. thanks