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Mysterious Words

Updated on November 17, 2013
Keep it simple..stupid! (i will try to take my own advice.)
Keep it simple..stupid! (i will try to take my own advice.)


The irony that lies, as in great heights of the skies,

or the depths of the ocean, in its leagues,


The meanings of sorts, in multiples, its cohorts,

some words in its labyrinth, there succeeds..


The paradoxical qualities, enigmatic in their designs,

the secret agents slither, as all covert,


On a mission, or a conundrum, explained

by metaphor's evasion, this given, of a sort.


The riddles, all great puzzles, a purpose in their muzzles,

few clues given, in exactly what they mean,


The sharpest written word, its likeness to be heard,

yet, not the written word meant, nor as keen.


Words spoken, in their defense, are no recompense,

scattered, as algorithms, so far and wide.


As etymologists may strive, the words meanings to derive,

at grave risks, those beauties, in which we confide..



Easier to say what we mean, in meaning what we say,

riding all complexities, that we may hear,


Forgetting isms, correlations, with its conjugations,

of our grammar, that we all hold so dear.




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    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR

      whonunuwho 

      5 years ago from United States

      Thank you Eiddwen, and so glad you stopped in. whonu

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      Eiddwen 

      5 years ago from Wales

      A wonderful hub;so interesting and a great read.

      Eddy.

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR

      whonunuwho 

      5 years ago from United States

      Thank you my friend and I do hope it makes sense. Some folks seem to ignore this language. whonu

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      Deb Hirt 

      5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      This is a fabulous way to describe the English language with its rules that many times make no sense to people that have it as a second language. Good work!

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR

      whonunuwho 

      5 years ago from United States

      Thank you Briana, and so glad you stopped by, whonu

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      Briana Faye 

      5 years ago from California

      Very engaging poem with great imagery. Wonderful work. Voted up and beautiful.

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