Give you a hint: rhymes with bird.
Give you another: say it won't harm.
These also rhyme: curd, nerd, spurred.
Some are boring, some have charm.
"In the beginning" is a good clue.
Found in every house in every land.
It can be false, or it can be true .
Few things are more often in demand.
Let's see. What else? It is very useful,
Yet wasted like you would not believe.
Wish I could say it is always truthful.
Can be used to express joy, and to grieve.
There are so many versions of each,
Yet most of us know only one or two.
Most Americans think a peach is a peach.
Other ____s for it, don’t have a clue.
Sometimes there are not enough.
Mostly too many, it would seem.
All too often, they are rough,
Poets polish them until they gleam.
Haven't guessed, here's hint number whatever.
If sticks and stones can break our bones,
What is said not to by the not-so-clever?
Come on, you know this one, homes.
Google, Facebook, Tweet. and Twitter
Would fold without this four-letter [what]?
Shame on you if you’re starting to titter,
Thinking four-letters means dirty. Not!
Can be dirty, can be sweet and clean.
Countries stayed as neutral, be peace.
Trouble is, a lot who use them are mean.
Shame on them, right? Desist and cease!
Thought sure you’d get it. Think dictionary.
Think thesaurus, express, symbol, grammar.
Even need it when playing Pictionary.
Big ones often tend to make us stammer.
Love them, myself. Da-de-fi-fo-ta-de-ta-dum
More syllables, the better, I say.
Baby's start with mama or papa or da or mum.
Others do great harm, for which we all pay.
Haven't guessed yet? You out of your head?
Last one, listen up: grunts were not enough
So we came up with _____s to use instead.
Keep multiplying is what makes it tough.
We can make words work for us, I think.
Just need to write, speak, and sign with care.
Not use words that sting or just plain stink.
Use more love and thanks and help and fair!
(c) Phyllis Jean Green
Angels That Care
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|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|A fine ode to the power of words, Pea. You have done a masterful piece of work here. Thank you for sharing. Love and best wishes,
|Reviewed by JMS Bell
|YOU EXPRESS YOUR LOVE FOR WORDS BEAUTIFULLY...ALWAYS. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS & FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS|
|Reviewed by William Bonilla
|an excellent write
thank you for sharing
LOVE & PEACE BE WITH YOU
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
|Holy goodness. What's the Secret? [Word]? YOURS, dear Pea. YOURS. And I am grateful for your gift. Brilliant.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
|Reviewed by Sherry Heim
|This was hard work to write, Pea, but so fun to read...Love it!!
|Reviewed by jude forese
|clever and fun to read!|
|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|Word up! I caught on in the second stanza. I'm usually not that good, but something told me that word was the word, so I heard, I heard. This was well thought out and very entertaining. Something that English teachers could use to intrigue their students and get them more interested in the essence of words.
|Reviewed by Sheila Roy
|Witty, Phyllis, and a pleasure to read. I like the way you think!
|Reviewed by D. Vaineo
|Phyllis, Very clever!
|Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen
|Well done, Phyllis!
|Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader)
|Wonderful writing indeed sweet lady...Hugsss|
|Reviewed by Tom Hyland
|DEAR GREENPEA ...
GOT IT BY THE 5TH LINE!
OLD WINE AD CLUE ... "WHAT'S THE _ _ _ _ ? THUNDERBIRD ! TK...
|Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
|Goodness gracious! Sure got my head spinning more than usual. What a fantastic piece...
Be always safe,
|Reviewed by Rose Rideout
|You've made us work overtime Phyllis. Great write.
Newfie Hugs, Rose
|Reviewed by Gene Williamson
|Phyllis, in a word or maybe ten, you're the top!
Thanks for sharing the fun. -gene.
|Reviewed by Christine Tsen
|Such a fun write, Phyllis, so strongly individualistic and playful!
|Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
|clever!! I love it!|
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|So much power in little words.|
|Reviewed by TONY NERONE
|Again another writing presented ny you that make me feel so amorous. If I have not written it before let me say, You're a great writer Phyllis.
|Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg
|in the beginning was the word :)
very creative Phyllis Jean.
|Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
|I give up. I'm falling on my (s)word. Patrick|
|Reviewed by neerja gandhi
|awww...what is itt,bitte hilfe..love is what i can think...awww..|