To Comet, A Crime

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Well, I was a bit miffed when I checked and the word ‘mettle’ is spelt the way it is.  I had grand plans forming in my head when I put it together with the next four words in the line up!

Those hopes dashed, I was not sure where to go from there.  So I just made it up as I went along.

Don’t I always?! 😛


Metal   Cricket   Backbone   Diplomatic   Crackdown   Comet   Leather   Abducted   Mighty

The clang of metal as

He slammed out of the door

Informed me the coatrack

Was off again.


The Cricket on my shoulder

Muttered to me about how

Having a backbone did not negate



I disagreed:  “I’ve tried

Every diplomatic tactic

I can muster; now sanctions

Are all I have!


This crackdown is just tough love”

I tell the Cricket, sighing.


“He streaks, like a Comet, through

All of our lives:

Ice, dust and small rocky bits

All wrapped in a leather jacket!”


(Like my son’s been abducted, a

Mighty huff in his place).


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I am not in love with the above, but I don’t hate it either.  It is what it is.

The  “Ice, dust and small rocky bits” line was taken from this link about Comets.

I see that a leather jacketed male is in evidence, again 😉

Did you think of the game first, or Jiminy when you saw ‘cricket’? I thought of the game first, but aside from getting someone to mention it at the start of the poem, I wasn’t sure how to work the game in. A conscience seemed an easier fit.

Where would you have gone with these words?



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