(August 4th,1926 / New York City)

Words

Words are weighty useful things
When employed with proper diction
Written by poets, read by kings
In novels, poems and non-fiction

Words of action are called verbs
And nouns are used for naming
Used together, they’re most superb
In sentence structure taming

Where, without adjectives, would we be?
We couldn’t describe our descriptions
How would we illustrate for others to see
All our adjective-less depictions?

Words are used to please or slander
They’re sly-ably apply-able
Spoken with truth, or spoken with candor
They’re pliab-ly reliable

Our path to all great thinking
Either abstract or concrete
Words aid our interlinking
Without words we’re incomplete

Spoken words, we know as speech
When too wordy in their essence
To you speakers, we beseech
Please restrain your effervescence

So, three cheers for all those many words
That are found in any dictionary
The belief their use is just for nerds
In truth is truly fictionary

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Comments (1)

Beautiful, simply beautiful! The way you put such technical terms into so poetic a poem, is something to be admired. Wonderful work!