Used All Twenty!

By Gypsie-Ami Offenbacher-Ferris

Poster promoting Joan of Arc movie starring Ingrid Bergman courtesy of

In response to Shay’s Word Garden 12/7/22
Using at least three of the following 20 words to create an original poem: bigmouth, Caligula, charmer, coma, devil, exactly, false, heavenly, humdrum, Joan of Arc, joke, miserable, panic, shoplifters, shyness, skinny, stitch, thorn, typical, verse

Miserable devil
a bigmouth charmer
with a typical heavenly
but false New York verse

Promised Joan of Arc
an interview with the emperor
Caligula for exactly her part
skinny with much shyness was she

In a panic and miserable
she hadn’t a stitch
of clothing not humdrum
certainly wouldn’t impress

She joined a bevy
of shoplifters to lift
a new outfit got a thorn
in her foot had to wait outside

In a panic she bolted
was hit by a van
and lay in a coma
such was her poor demise


  1. Margaret Schaff Bednar says:

    Well, Mark Twain would not have had such a fantastic book if this was the outcome of her attempts at saving France …LOL. We do need a modern, present-day Joan of Arc – I’d like to think she would have a better ending!

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  2. Sunra Rainz says:

    Well, that was a comedy caper! 🙂 Poor Joan of Arc. I love that she went to shoplift a new outfit but a shame about the thorn and then the van! Great use of all the prompt words, Ami! 🙂

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    1. Thank you Di! It was fun! 😊

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  3. Sadje says:

    So well done Ami.

    Liked by 1 person

      1. Sadje says:

        You’re most welcome

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