Today's word, suggested by rhymer extraordinaire, Penny Klostermann, has me feeling a bit off balance. It's "Funambulist" and it was a tough one. I don't think I'd be able to write a good poem, not matter how much time I'd have, so I'm biting the bullet and posting it now. Please be kind :-)
“Get down from there! I must insist!
You’re not a real funambulist!”
“Don’t worry, Mom, I’ve got good balance.
Watch me walk across this valance!”
“Careful, dear, you’ll crack your head!
You’ll have to spend a month in bed!”
“Oh, no I won’t. I never fall.
Hey, look - I’ll balance on a ball!”
“My nerves are wracked. I’m getting mad.
That’s it! I’m gonna call your dad!”
“I’m guessing Dad won’t do a thing.
He’s Rick Wallenda - Tightrope King!”