The prompts for Three Word Wednesday http://www.threewordwednesday.com/ are “adamant, fabricate and peculiar.” At first I tried to use them within a quatrain, but the subject become so much fun I couldn’t stop.
by Mike Patrick
The perfect mark again I saw
as I entered Casey’s Bar.
The audience she would ever be,
while I remained the star.
A little plump, and much too plain
for the other men to see,
her jewelry was still first class;
that made her right for me.
Three weeks I’d spent working her,
fabricating brand new, pretty lies,
Until there was no chance she’d see
through my industrial disguise.
I took her bag of money
as I kissed her on the cheek,
It was time to get out of town
but my love she did still seek.
She placed her arms around me
in a most peculiar way
and was quite adamant
that I had to stay.
The detectives all around us
quickly put me down.
Their finest female agent
had bagged another clown.