Spreading: The Sunday Whirl – Wordle

Controversy abounds as brave volunteers return from West Africa having battled Ebola….

Each week The Sunday Whirl invites writers to write a poem or short prose using some or all of the “wordle’s” 12 words. This week it is:

Wordle's words

Wordle’s words


Satisfied, she returned home from a state
where the sun, though standing hot and high,
had stopped shining
on thousands of people – and their families.

Joy had been reaped, lives slashed,
their ways invaded, harvested, left dead in the fields,
but she, and brave others, joined them, by their sides,
hoping to burn through the devastation.

Home now, speaking to the cameras, riding
her bike in defiance through the
stalks of microphones, she appeared flippant,
enlisting the ACLU, claiming civil rights.

A new battle shoring up on the homeland;
some saw a jaded spark being lit, others
a cold grey rain
spreading across a new continent.

Randy Mazie


7 thoughts on “Spreading: The Sunday Whirl – Wordle

  1. I am all for civil rights but it detracts from the cause she tried to help..which questions if all people go with the right intentions perhaps…thought provoking write

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