Saturday, February 18, 2012

My Boy Jack by Rudyard Kipling

Has anyone seen my boy Jack?
The tides of war took him away
to the Somme's mud-bogged trenches and
held him through pitiless nights.

Where oh where has my little boy gone?   "Re-write a well-known poem, story or fable in 33 words."


  1. satisfied smile.

    I think even Kipling would approve. :)

  2. Thanks PM. Do you think anyone has even heard of this poem? I think I am showing my age.

  3. "Mud-bogged." "Pitiless." Great word choices where words are at a premium.

  4. Thanks, "Gal,"--I seem to be morbid this weekend. Will try to lighten up.

  5. Thanks for linking up to this week's Trifextra Challenge. Fear not, we've heard of the poem! I love your retelling of it. Like "The Gal" said, your careful word choice here made the piece. Hope to see you back on Monday for the weekday challenge.