Below is the poem entitled Strange And Silly Words which was written by poet
Ellison. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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They said “he went on a bender”
What in tarnation is a bender
And what is “tarnation” anyway
Is English still on the agenda?
“Befuddled” is another strange word
Think it means all “verschimmelt”
What in hell does verschimmelt mean
Not even sure how it's spelt
“Winklepickers” are boots from the 60s
It's not often used in a poem
So obsessed by strange sounding words
They keep popping up in my dome
Can't get off this weird word kick
The stranger the word the better
Dreamt I was champ in a spelling bee
The last word had seventeen letters
Well so much for my “braggadocio”
Or boasting as the dictionary says
Guess I sound pretty high on myself
Think I might even run for Prez!
© Jack Ellison 2013