Bland

Clipart image of a cauldron

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 4 August 2021, bone.

A missionary in a tight spot,
Ended up in the cannibals’ pot.
Then they ate him up, whole,
Left not even a bone.
Could have used some more pepper, they thought.


Prompt image for the Fandango One Word Challenge prompt

Author: Mister Bump UK

Designed/developed large IT systems, interrupted by a stroke in 2016, aged 48. Now mix development of health-related software with voluntary work and writing. Married, with a grown-up, left-home daughter.

15 thoughts on “Bland”

    1. chilli would have worked, but I needed two syllables for it to scan. pepper was just the first thing that sprang to mind. I suppose I could have used sea salt or something, but would a cannibal care where it came from?

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