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Saturday, April 20, 2013

NaPoWriMo Day 20's challenge invites insult...

Today's prompt was to write a poem that uses at least five of the following words:
owl, generator, abscond, upwind, squander, clove, miraculous (which I translated 'wonder' to match an interior rhyme...), dunderhead, cyclops, willowy, mercurial, seaweed, gutter, non-pareil, artillery, salt, curl, ego, rotomontade, elusive, twice, ghost, cheese, cowbird, truffle, svelte, quahog, bilious. By my count, I used eighteen or nineteen of the words, depending on your accepting the variation (noted above)=more than a third of the poem.  Yay, me. I am not impressed.

Subtext to Political Debate

Oh, you owl-elusive, upwind absconder,
you imagine yourself willowy, truffle svelte,
while, in truth, your artillery you squander.
Thrice-mercurial nonpareil,
twice-born cowbird, are you for real?
Rotomontade, your presence is felt,
you multi-egoed dunderhead,
bilious quahog, it's a wonder
you haven't begun to realize
how badly you have always smelt.

---Attributed to S. Franklin, 
who does not want to admit she wrote it.


  1. I see what you mean Shirley, I may be skipping this prompt : )
    You did a good job all the same though!

  2. Your commentary on this is hilarious. I agree with Lynn, you did a good job with the poem. I also like how you place similar sounds together. I would love to hear you read it.