Today’s prompt is to use at least four of these eight words in the poem: flat, ring, lavish, vessel, paper, blacklist, gaudy, tooth. I managed to work them all in, a fun exercise with no relationship to real life, but the closing thought rings true for all.
A lavish ring sets you
On a new course in
A vessel built for two.
The papers have been
Signed and a gaudy
Send off has been orchestrated.
Yet, the aftermath of the party,
Leaves you flat, till
You are fighting tooth and nail.
After the dissolution, you find
Yourself blacklisted from the
Dining rooms of your erstwhile friends
And learn the ageless lesson that
Money never trumps