Dunce material

I have a little gripe, you see,
With poetry obtuse
Don’t like the way it challenge me
I look like silly goose
There’s still a curiosity
To look up those big words
But such obtusiosity
Just makes me think of nerds
Give me Poe or Tolkien
Or even Robert Frost
Would I be too folky then
My reputation lost?
I’m always in for rhyming
It puts me to the test
And interesting timing
It gets the thing expressed
Simplicity’s the key for me
To get my thoughts across
And twenty dollar adjectives
Just leave me at a loss.
So, if you find I deviate
From what is writ above
Just tell me to abbreviate
nd we can stay in love.





  1. S_MW says:

    I would never ask you to abbreviate
    something that is uniquely yours
    as I happen to appreciate
    a style that I cannot emulate!

    I wonder about those
    who try to baffle others
    with long-winded
    Neither of us are dunces
    (as I’m sure you’ll agree)
    so I conclude that they’re just talking

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  2. Hey, is “nerd” a real word, and if it is, can I excuse it? Haha!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Lee Dunn says:

      Hope you didn’t take it to heart. I would never call you that. Google doesn’t show a definition for your new word, so I thought you might have appreciated seeing it emblazoned in print.


      1. Oh, my reply was supposed to be funny as well. Should’ve picked a different word, sorry I made you nervous. Let’s give it another try:

        Hey, is “the” a real word…? 🙂

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