“Worthless, Wicked Words”

A letter lay lonely in the hall.
Worthless wicked words which do not pall
as I reread the rancorous rant
of the cross caterwauler who can’t
forget foolish follies of the past
or bury boorish barbs he has cast.
I parse his words printed on paper.
My grudging good grace turns to vapor.
I tear the turgid tissue to shreds
then take a few tranquility meds.
My neurotic nerves no longer curled
all is again a-one with my world.

(Written for dVersePoets, “Bang, Bang, Bang—Crash!” July 11, 2013.)

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8 Responses to “Worthless, Wicked Words”

  1. claudia says:

    oh nice….this is a waterfall of allits…and my tongue is in a knot..smiles….very cool take…and caterwauler is a very cool word…

  2. Tony Maude says:

    What a constant cascade of consonant alliterations! I enjoyed reading this. Nice work … smiles

  3. brian miller says:

    ha. get it out of your system…and let those words be dismissed in their shredding…a fun little rip you put together…

  4. Oh this is great… caterwauler… and turgid… Love that. and w-alliteration..
    Glad I stopped by..

  5. Oh, this is so much fun to read. The message is clear without a hint of the actual wrong doing. Great word choices mentioned above, including parse. Calm the wicked word experience with tranquility meds… perfect ending.

  6. Miriam E. says:

    love that first line, wow. beautiful imagery, very well penned.

  7. heidi says:

    this is awesome! i am so curious as to see what was in that note. I like your use of the form and we got rhyming as a nice bonus!

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