Monday, December 31, 2012

Watch Your Mouth: A Found Poem


Spoiler alert:
I'm no guru on
trending superfood,
but boneless wings
don't fly, so

double down
the fiscal cliff
into your man cave,

job creators like you
lack passion.

Boot that (not) amazing
bucket list up Capitol Hill;
viral infections only
kick cans down the road.


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Prompt inspiration: (Lake Superior State) banned word list

Shared with Imaginary Gardens Open Link Monday

23 comments:

Mary said...

Ha, I heard on television these were the most overworked expressions in 2012!!

Laura said...

funny the meaningless phrases that take on meaning in context...(sort of:-)

Happy New Year... may it be filled with blessing!

Susan said...

Found, though never lost! Well played.

Fireblossom said...

Okay, first I went and read the list you kindly linked to. Having done that, I found it hilarious that you immediately and shamelessly used them all. Ha!

Brian Miller said...

ha that is a riot....i need to keep that list handy...smiles...i like as well the kicking the bucket list up captiol hil...viral infection...ha...think we will go over the cliff or....

Emma Major said...

now that's a much less serious fiscal cliff mention than mine, I love it. happy New year

Teresa said...

I really enjoyed this! It's quite the list.

Ostensible Truth said...

haha I like how you've interacted with the article, and braced all retribution in using the "banned words"! The "boneless wings don't fly" image is particularly good here!

Abin Chakraborty said...

this was fun. loads of wit and lots of spunk.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh so clever. Very witty! Loved it.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Like many others, I followed your link. How encouraging to know that such a list exists, even if it seems likely to prove ineffectual at stemming the tide of over-used words.
Reading your poem made me smile and want to give you a high five! What a brilliant piece of satire.

Heaven said...

What a list ~ How cleave to string them altogether ~

wishing you Happy New Year ~

Mama Zen said...

"but boneless wings
don't fly"

I love that!

Poet Laundry said...

Ha! Excellent wordplay. Happy New Year to you Laurie :)

Steve King said...

Laurie,

I just now read that story. What a great send up. Terrific imagination. Happy New Year.
SK

WabiSabi said...

This is hilarious wordplay! Happy New Year!

my heart's love songs said...

HA! LOVE this, Laurie!

Happy Happy New Year!

vivinfrance said...

Wit and wisdom and weird words: a great combination.

Linda H. said...

I love the first stanza...boneless wings don't fly ;-)

Kay L. Davies said...

Ha, great use of the list, Laurie.
K

Lady In Read said...

i read this post on yahoo and you captured it so well..

Herotomost said...

Haaaaa....I saw that article. I wonder, there should be a list of words that I use too much in my writing that should be banned....lol. As always, you lend a wonderful perspective...loved it.

Eva Gallant said...

great the way you worked those in!