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Poem on F.


Frank E Gibbard
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Frank E Gibbard

About the letter F better being deft,

 

Some "f" words muted and just left

 

Unuttered, in polite discourses it's

 

Politic to know which side your roll

 

Is buttered, of course, if one's goal

 

Is to give the prosaic a poetic sheen.

 

No cause to be needlessly unclean,

 

Pure words purvey perfect meaning

 

Without phrases lewd or demeaning.

 

Isn't an expletive base in its essence

 

Effing inferior to poets' effervescence?

Edited by Frank E Gibbard
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I'd wondered how you were going to tackle this one Frank. :icon_sunny: Pleased to agree that a use of clear, incisive, and intelligent language, carries much more weight than the accepted moronic filth we are subjected to every where we turn these days. Nicely done. Geoff

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Frank E Gibbard

Thanks Geoff for that. Knew I was preaching to the converted in our pool of would-be wordsmiths.

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David W. Parsley

Frank, count me among the converted. Tastefully done (close call at the end!) with a nice dose of word fun.

 

- Dave

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What the frank are you guys talking about??? :icon_razz: Another fantastic poem, Frank! This series is a tribute to the language. Thank you for this.

 

Tony :icon_sunny:

Here is a link to an index of my works on this site: tonyv's Member Archive topic

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