Words Wafting

Words Wafting

We can be weary under the weight of words.  They shift in meaning from time to time. Many of us employ ‘sentence-fillers’ when tired or have a lot on our minds – “like… you know…maybe… kind of…”.  I do it myself. Some words vary in contexts.  For example, “hang” can be shorthand for “hang about, around or out”.  In another context, “hang” can refer to a tragic means of death of a dear one and the shorthand use creates a misunderstanding. This poem is a cheeky shot at words that just roll off our tongues.

Words Wafting

Words wafting

away from the mouth,

dribbling

a half thinking

public-speak,

in attempt

to appear

robust

and transparent,

to

h

  a

    n

      g

as sentence-fillers.

You know,

Like,

in awesome

epic

bites

of

sound jargon,

coded

just for us.

Cheers!

 

 

Simon C.J. Falk 28 January 2017

The Childhood of Thomas Thimbleton #postingforpeace

The Childhood of Thomas Thimbleton

 

We’ll get it, yes!

We’ll get it, and you

Can…

Even

As he stands,

Flat on his feet,

In the noontime of his years,

Thomas can be

A child again.

As the joking, jocular, jibes

Dart, dart, dart

His heart aches

And his head spins

Spins, spins.

He is back

In the schoolyard again,

The gang of voices fencing

Him in and

Poking

At his tender soul:

Little Tommy has a thimble, has a thimble, has a thimble,

Little Tommy has a thimble, a thimble for a ____!

Funny?

Oh, how he wished

To be free,

Bold,

And able

To feel their glee,

Instead of

Anxiety.

 

Simon C.J. Falk  9 September 2016

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