I’ll use every trick I know,
Every device that I can muster;
Persuasion, reason, promises,
Shouted slogans and spluttering bluster,
Soaring metaphors, silly similes, fake indignation,
And, above all, articulate avalanches of absolute alliteration.
So why am I deploying
This tsunami of pompous verbosity?
It’s because our language
Is a marvelous monstrosity.
Priests, preachers, politicians, poets, playwrights, persuaders all
Spray us daily with this stuff,
I was going to say “don’t listen!”,
But I just can’t get enough.