Day 11 of Blogging from A to Z. Today’s letter is J
J is for Jogum, Joss, Jolt
Shed the Jogum, with Joss or Jolt.
jogum hindered soul
blindly plodding rutted paths
needing joss or jolt
escapes’ only hope
events unknown luck unseen
nature's buds abide
Jogum in Latin means yoke. There are many kinds of yokes not readily
Sometimes the Jogum can be dislodged by a jolt such as betrayal by a trusted friend, the infidelity of a spouse.
A hated job sometimes needs more than a jolt; it takes a little Joss.
© Perle Champion
Jugum - mid 19th century from Latin, literally meaning ‘yoke.’; also a connecting ridge or projection
Jolt - To move or dislodge with a sudden, hard blow; strike heavily or jarringly
Joss – Chinese idol also meaning luck.