The Sunday Whirl, http://sundaywhirl.wordpress.com/, served up random words from the dictionary for their wordle 17. The words are: tremor, enmesh, tuft, seditious, neither, tread, pledge, sporadic, stigma, plaster, hinder, sacred.
To me, they didn’t seem random at all. ‘Seditious’ set the tone, making it either patriotic or political. I couldn’t help myself. I had to have some fun and take us into one possible future.
In 2020, the United States
eschews all future war.
Sixty years of protests win,
the “Peace Now” signs plastered
across the country finally seize the day.
2021, the President signs a pledge,
human life is too sacred
to sacrifice policing an ungrateful world.
No longer will we become enmeshed in war,
or hinder other countries in their rush to ruin.
2022, the armed forces are disbanded.
All nuclear weapons are destroyed.
Passive peace begins to cheers.
2023, seditious patriotism becomes the stigma of
the lower class. Its sporadic appearance
is eradicated like a tufts of weeds,
yanked out by the roots.
2024, a Constitutional Amendment
erases the right to bear arms.
All firearms are confiscated,
the homicide rate falls to an all-time low.
The United States now enjoys
the same peace it extended to other nations.
2030, a tremor is felt as the treads
of giant tanks roll ashore on the eastern coast.
Neither state nor federal law enforcement,
as the only organizations with firearms,
can do anything to slow them down.
2031, the politicians congratulate themselves
over the low loss of life
as the population accepts the yoke of slavery.
I’ve just returned from reading the other wordle posting. Imagine my embarrassment in finding out I can’t read. I saw ‘neither’ for ‘nether,’ and no, I’m not going to try to fix it. Eleven out of twelve ain’t too bad.