Drumbeat of Insanity

By Gypsie-Ami Offenbacher-Ferris

Bass Drum

The Sunday Whirl Wordle #553
Hosted by bwarren
Prompt words are:
star shelf growl slip open flower crow against prowl beneath beat shot

The drumbeat of insanity
opens his mind to hate
to prejudice against the innocent
Evil leads him to prowl for those
he believes beneath his star-power

Not a growl did he offer his prey
slipping between pots filled
with the bright flowers of spring
Black crow flies in warning
no one sees, no one hears

Then a shot times three
brought death thrice over
Inside a mother pushes her
child beneath a shelf
A man standing guard – falls

The mechanism made by man
allows a boy to kill six more
Still we fight for our rights
our right to buy, carry and kill
a weapon forged in the bowels of hell


  1. Thank you once again my friend. 🙏


  2. JeanMarie says:

    This is so good. Not only did you get the puzzle of the words, but you made art out of a terrible event.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much JeanMarie! ❤️


  3. Stacy MS says:

    you did wonderful with the words! painted a visual scene that was easy to see inside my mind. great writing.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you most kindly Stacy! 😊


  4. Powerful last line!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much for reading and commenting! 😊


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