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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Humor  |  House: Booksie Classic




Rhythm is a word most find distasteful

On account of its strange “h” and “y” placement

A special word as it contains no vowels

Its applied to music and the workings of your bowels


Deity is a word that breaks the mould

Its difference makes sense once the story is told

“I” before “e” except after “c”

A simple rule that’s plain to see

But when there’s a scene

With a “d” to be seen

It catches the eye

That “e” comes ‘fore “i”


Manoeuvre is a pain because of its diphthong

Vowels squashed, saving space cos its too long

In the midst of discussion it may be construed

As a vacuum that no women can use.


Diarrhoea is a word that nobody likes

Its hard to spell with connotations of shite

It also sounds like “it’s dire ‘ere”

Confusing again if you dye your ear!

Submitted: November 16, 2012

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Thanks,Mike, and nice to meet you.

Sun, December 2nd, 2012 2:37pm


Your comments are very kind and enthuse me.Please continue haha...Thanks again.

Sun, December 9th, 2012 8:28am


Rebel, you are very kind and your comments make everything I do (writing wise) worth while. I do work at it, but the ideas just come from life. In the end it is a bit of fun and I try to make people laugh.

Thu, December 13th, 2012 5:01pm

Ben A Vanguarde

I went out to dinner the other night and ordered a glass of wine. The waiter asked, "red or white?" I replied, "It doesn't matter, I'm color blind."

You asked me to read this poem but poetry is lost on me. Now prose, that's a whole 'nother kettle of fish. I'm going out to dinner now and will read and comment on a prose selection from your library.

Your poem rhymes nicely and shows a command of English and insight into it's quirks. But really, you knew that.

You may want to respond, instead of commenting, by using the reply box which pops up on your Booksie home page.

Fri, December 14th, 2012 11:01pm


Ben, thanks for reading and commenting although I am unsure whether you like it or not.

Sat, December 15th, 2012 8:13am

ben hardstaff

A clever little piece. I like.

Thu, December 20th, 2012 6:02pm


Thanks Ben. Encouraging words from a man with a good profile page

Thu, December 20th, 2012 2:48pm

Stormbird Throneshaker

"Well Doc, that's why I don't trust a dictionary to be rit right, causin iffin it whar to be rit right, it'd be filled with contry words the way us contry folks says 'em." Taken from "Just Think About It Doc" a short story by Stormbird Throneshaker

Fri, January 11th, 2013 10:42pm



Sat, January 12th, 2013 8:39am

Indie Skreet

had to be silly with that title and funny and clever too

Mon, January 21st, 2013 4:20am


Indie, thanks for trawling my work and your nice comments

Mon, January 21st, 2013 1:00am


This is clever and funny AND well-written. Very astute observations. As Billy Connolly used to say. 'I've got a touch of the dahariahohahay. It is a ridiculous word. I like your use of the Scottish word 'shite' here, It's somehow more powerful than 'shit'

Sun, February 17th, 2013 8:17am


Once more I thank you for reading and commenting...and very pleased that you like it.

Sun, February 17th, 2013 7:24am


I love this.
I love words, especially when they are so cleverly used.
It may take me some time,but I'll read all your work.

Sat, March 30th, 2013 12:19pm


Many thanks

Sat, March 30th, 2013 1:26pm

Larry Jackson

I LOVE this piece

Fri, October 4th, 2013 5:54pm


Thanks, Larry, I don't think anybody's ever LOVED my work(especially in capital letters...haha) Much appreciated for contacting me.

Fri, October 4th, 2013 11:01am

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