Day 20 – The Gold Digger

Today’s Prompt: Write a poem using at least 5 of the following words – owl, abscond, willowy, mercurial, curl, elusive, twice, ghost, truffle, svelte, rodomontade, non-pareil.

The Gold Digger

by Angel Dawson

As the moon shimmered gold

On her willowy frame,

The curl of her lips

Showed she knew this game.

Mercurial dark eyes,

And a svelte figure,

Rodomantade graces –

A fine gold digger.

She’d abscond in a flash,

An elusive ghost.

Think twice before you act,

She’s deadlier than most.


I think I used 8 of the words in the end. And I’ve noticed I seem to have a fascination with the moon!

About One Day Closer To My Dream Life

Hi, I'm Angel, and I'm so glad you stopped by. Although Life took me down another road, since childhood I have loved writing and the power of language to evoke feelings and memories, to communicate with the hundreds of people we come into contact with and build relationships with along the way, and to impart ideas with. It's high time that I reunite with my old pleasure and passion, and start writing down all those words that are rushing around aimlessly in my head, jostling with each other to be heard. Sometimes we most fear doing what we love most in case it doesn't work out as we hope, but sometimes we just need to take that chance regardless! Who knows, maybe those words and plots and characters will take me on a journey that others will get to share with me, and lead me one step closer to living my dream life... I hope so!
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