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  Ode to Originality
by Paul Williams
Monday, April 11, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.

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A little ditty to that ever evasive concept lol.

Ode to Originality


Oh the woe of trying to be original

it’s rather like being a dirigible

floating aimlessly amongst clichéd clouds

masking meaning in syntactic shrouds.

Blown by winds of simile and synecdoche

like the metaphor of the masculine urge

these English thoughts to purge.

Hyperbole and rhetorical devices as one may need

If penned correctly, help set forth the didactic seed

spawning on a cosmic breeze

and settling the universe with unaffected ease

if only one could be original and not a dirigible.



P Williams©2005



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Reviewed by The Smoking Poet 8/10/2005

And yet you've managed to find your voice.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 7/11/2005
Original indeed, Paul! Well done! Thank you for sharing this offering. Love and peace to you. Regis
Reviewed by L. Figgins 4/24/2005
This is the writer's work. To express his individual soul in unique language. And no, it is no easy task and sometimes seems a burden. But you have taken up the sword and have gone to battle with the best of them...
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 4/20/2005

You've penned the quintessential ode of originality--BRAVO, Poet!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :)
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/11/2005
If only one had your talent! This ode to originality
is very original Paul;-)Oh, it's also very imaginative
unique and creative too;-)!

(ps and I loved it;)

Reviewed by Kate Burnside 4/11/2005
Your rigid inflatible is a RNLI mission to rescue us from the seas of drivel, which can be so horrible that they make us wibble and dribble - yet still we drool.... and this review is despicable and terrible, so I'll put down my tool... until my thoughts are less vertiginal (not even a word...!!)... I'll just go jump in the pool... Kantswim Kate xx
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 4/11/2005
Paul, I can't decide if I like your poem, or Nordette's comments better. I give you both an A++!
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 4/11/2005
Did you have to use all those BIG words Huh?

It took me an hour to figure this out and I am still lost!!

Hows that for originality Sit tonguetwister!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Nordette Adams 4/11/2005
Well, Paul, there are only so many ways to say a guy's got a woody and you're a blimp and my boss is a wanker. The genius is to fool readers into thinking they've never read it that way before. Very original poem. ~~Nordette
Reviewed by A PAX 4/11/2005
very cute............
we can only try :)

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