Sunday, June 17, 2018

marvelous monstrosity.


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.

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