Surplus to Requirements

Kokey clipart image showing a leg in traction

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 15 August 2021, rue. On parle bien français aujourd’hui, Fandango, mais je répondrai en anglais.

An unfortunate fellow called Pete,
Got run over while crossing the street,
Spent the next year in traction,
To his wife’s satisfaction,
As she found life without him complete.

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 an estranged daughter.

15 thoughts on “Surplus to Requirements”

    1. It was difficult to get beyond schoolboy level, I found. In English I can maybe find a couplet of words that might fit, and build a poem around them, mt breadth of French is much smaller.. I ight be able to pick the correct word to use in a conversation, but just thinking of two words that might “fit” together was more difficult.


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