PROMPT #117 – BAFFLED

Confusions, confounding, and cons come in all forms. A message may be misunderstood. An event may have an unexpected outcome. A magician may play a trick that seems impossible. The world is full of surprises. Write a poem about a surprising or unexpected event or person or state of affairs. The result of the surprise may be pleasing or not.

MARIE ELENA’S EFFORT:

STRAIGHTFORWARDLY YOURS

I gather you’d rather slather the matter with blather than merely verify and clearly clarify the grand plan at hand.  I don’t understand.  Must you be contiguously ambiguous?  Profusely abstruse?  Contentiously pretentious?  For heaven’s sake, give us a break!  Be frank and clear, like me right here!

© copyright Marie Elena Good – 2013

WILLIAM’S ATTEMPT:

CLEANING OUT THE SEPTIC TANK

The guy
with the muck truck
comes and goes quickly
unless he finds that the baffle’s
baffled.
© copyright 2013, William Preston