Deuteronomy 29:28 The secret things belong unto the LORD our God; but the things that are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever.


I don’t oft reveal my secrets,

But since Halloween’s afoot.

I’ll give you a secret that works a treat,

If you want to affect a result.


Scribble in a strange language,

The names bringing your ire.

Screw up the parchment into a ball,

Then throw deep into a fire.


Don’t believe my words?

You doubt my power or will?

Check out the score, you might be surprised,

To see Spurs just beat City two nil.

©CMA 2016

Cover: The Guardian – Eddie Keogh/Reuters


From the Compendium of One Hundred Word Stories