Dirty Harriet

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 14 April 2021, impromptu.

He cut up an old lady, retired,
They pulled up at a red light, required,
Then a look in his eyes,
One of outright surprise,
When she took out a pistol and fired.

On reflection, I thought I’d better say something – in the UK, we say “cut up” but a couple of US English readers are used to the phrase “cut off”.

High Spirits

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 13 April 2021, tobacco.

Fired with whiskey, his dream girl he sighted,
Wound up smoothing, got further excited,
Some time later this bloke
Reached for post-coital smoke,
But when sparked up, the poor guy ignited.

Corrected

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 12 April 2021, never.

There once was a man from Hong Kong
Who was certain he’d never been wrong,
But his nuptuals arrived,
And his new bride advised,
How mistaken he’d been all along.

Intimidated

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 11 April 2021, jettison.

Out of cradle, I met a new belle,
She turned out to be woman from hell,
Pints of Guiness she’d supp,
Then would pee standing up.
And a long burst of gas would expel.

Googled

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 10 April 2021, complacent.

When his tv would show no more pictures,
Searched all day for replacement first-rate,
Thought just to be sure,
He’d pop down to the store,
But he’d left it five minutes too late.