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WORDY WORDS

WORDY WORDS   (first 8 lines of a 68 line poem)

There are wordy words and worthy words,

And words of little account.

There are sour words and sweet words,

(But not from the same “fount.”)

 

There are Greek words and Hebrew words

Scattered all over the past.

They were, some of them, inspired,

Forever they will last.

– eab, 4/13/10

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There are wordy words and worthy words,

And words of little account.

There are sour words and sweet words,

(But not from the same “fount.”)

 

There are Greek words and Hebrew words

Scattered all over the past.

They were, some of them, inspired,

Forever they will last.

 

There are gruff words and kind words,

And words which make the heart “patter.”

There are math words and science words,

About minuscule and macro matter.

 

There are up words and down words

Careening like a coaster rolling.

There are small words and B I G words;

Just allow your mind to do the scrolling.

 

There are fast words and s-l-o-w words

Ah, so poky they nearly stop.

There are fat words and  skinny  words,

And words for selling at the shop.

 

There are holy words and unholy words,

Hear the first, flee the latter.

There are nice words and slamming words

Which make ears nearly clatter.

 

There are praising words and lifting words,

And words which make one think.

There are pleasant words, rough words

Making the mind swell or rightly shrink.

 

There are prosaic words and poetic words

All intent on “rhymifying.”

Prosaic words think poetic words

Are all silly and stupefying,

 

There are old words, so old that

They get labeled archaic,

Even tho they make a line so

Quaintly Brit and/or poetic.

 

There are careless words and careful words,

(Please watch and don’t abuse them.)

Shoddy souls some words fling about,

Thus sadly over-use them.

 

There are ship words and airplane words,

They show one how to sail or fly.

There are auto words and train words,

Only spoken in the great bye-n-bye.

 

There are right words and wrong words

And words thought quite neutral.

But some words are mean spirited words,

“Chuck right full” of vitriol.

 

There are race words and ethnic words,

Words describing a tribe or clan.

There are cultural words and those not so

Which can alienate a wife from her man.

 

There are Bible words and salvation words,

Which decry murder as a sin.

There are other words which read right

Show an old Adam nature rules within.

 

There are bright words and pastel words,

All shining with bold or “palish” color.

And dressing words and suited words,

Tied up in sleeves, shirt or collar.

 

There are neat words, succinct words

So pleasing to eye and ear.

There are fighting words, barroom words,

Calling for fright and for fear.

 

If your kind of words, so personal

You failed to find above,

Make your own list of wordy words

But make your Webster-list with love.

 

Watch how you use your purposeful word,

Make it sweet, not full of sweat.

If you ever have to eat your words,

You’ll wish they were sweeter yet.

 

– eab, 4/13/10

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