The Power of Word Usage

by May 21, 2010 0 comments

He took a dictionary and
Dug out a bunch of words.
They were long, unusual,
They stuck between the teeth,
Learned, over learned words
Not for an everyday usage.
abecedarian,
bibliopegy,
contumacious,
dermatoglyphics…
He searched and he found many.

He arranged the words in lines,
From these lines he shaped a free verse.
The poem looked very impressive –
Sullen academic kind,
IQ was bursting from it
In words long and brain breaking.
He felt sick but he did not buckle
Under the intellectual weight of the poem.
epiphenomenon,
fugacious,
gemutlich,
horripilation…
He wanted to be published so badly!

He cornered a friend and read him
This cleverly crafted poem.
The friend exclaimed “Amazing!”
And hastily went into hiding –
Extremely encouraging sign,
This must be a powerful writing!
Indeed, very soon it was published
In a serious poetry journal.
It is now on his wall in a frame,
He feels proud and self important.
idiopathic,
jackanapes,
Kafkaesque,
legerdemain…
Long live the power of word usage!

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