Black Poetry : A Poet's Lament...

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by Aqil, Feb 24, 2001.

  1. Aqil

    Aqil Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The English language is warped and wild;
    it was madly styled and then compiled.
    For how words sound is not how they spell;
    just look at “belle” and “citadel.”

    Consider “to,” “two” and “too”;
    and also “new,” “blue” and “through.”
    Then pronounce “nose,” “dose” and “lose,”
    along with “owes,” “gross” and “cruise.”

    Think of “bird,” “curd” and bison herd;
    the words don’t spell the way they’re heard.
    Reflect on “comb,” “bomb” and “tomb,”
    but don’t assume they will spell like “groom.”

    Why shouldn’t I spell “slow” like “foe”;
    or “beau” like “go” and “dough” like “sew”?
    I’m left plum numb and feeling glum,
    for spelling is dumb and troublesome!


    Anonymous
     
  2. alyce

    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I couldn't

    agree more! English is, indeed, the most difficult language to learn because of all the rules, and then those things that don't conform to them...

    I fing that language fails miserably, in general, to meet my needs when I have something to 'express'...sometimes it's better to show it, rather than tell!

    Thank you

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  3. blackbelle

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    I like the way you spell it out in this piece!!

    *spelling-bee*

    a blackbelle edition
     
  4. Destee

    Destee destee.com STAFF

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    you always have wonderful things to share

    thank you Aqil

    :)
     
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    Joyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Now I enjoyed the uniqueness of this deep thought poem.
    These are so rare...relishing tonite.

    Joyce
     
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