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WORD PLAY

WORD PLAY

Most of what I write is blather
That’s not meant to degrade 
Just stating an honest fact

I only describe the “already” happened 
As seen through this man’s eyes
It’s the happening, not the writer

Praising a paint brush for the oil 
Chisel and mallet for “David”
Misplaced glory indeed!

A purveyor of hot air, a blusterer, 
Pontificator of low esteem, 
Scattering and tossing words to paper

Though I must say it’s a pleasure
To play wantonly with said verbiage
To rein free with words

Stumbled and slithered 
Slathered and blathered 
what fun what fun!!

So Mr. Webster lead on, for
I your most ardent admirer
Remain your dedicated scribe

“Bellicose, bilious, belches
Bubbled bountifully
From the corpulent corpse”

Lead on! lead on! .........
 

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John DeFoore Jr

I’d write even if I didn’t have anything to say love to play with words
They are fun sent they
thanks for reading and commenting 
john

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Dean Kuch

"Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them." ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne
I think this pretty well sums up my feelings concerning your latest write, John.
Nicely done,
~Dean
 

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Nigel Cresswell

Well if you went to school in Scotland you'd know about blathering and blethering. The Scots have such wonderful words. Great write John. 

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John DeFoore Jr

I got to sing in the Edinborough Boys Choir, and won a Robert Burns Poetry contest reciting "To A Mouse" thick accent and all. Kids pick that stuff easy.
1956 /1958 Loved it.
Thanks for reading
John
 

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Tony Taylor

Hey JOHN!!.....I am so with you......for I would most certainly write even if I had nothing to say......words are so much fun it's like playing with friends!!...... You won a Robert Burns contest reading at the age of what? (smiles) .....wow! 1956/1958.....dude when are you publishing your memoirs?......I bet your life has been amazing!!......I would love to sit down with you over a weekend and swap stories.....I bet it would be unforgettably positive!!!.......ALL STARS!!.....Love your stuff my friend!!.......T xo 👍👍👍☀☀♥♥

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John DeFoore Jr

My Father was getting his PHD in Theology at the Edinborough University. I was 11yrs old my brother and I had such thick accents when we came back from Scotland my grandmother cried she thought we were ruined. 
Robert Burns is one of my Favorite Poets. (if you get a chance read Jon Anderson My Jo)
It was a fun if somewhat trivial write.
Thanks Tony
John

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OUTSTANDING STANZA-----

“Bellicose, bilious, belches
Bubbled bountifully
From the corpulent corpse”

Absolutely wonderful use of alliteration that just screams for the reader to be following this poem out loud- combined with the vulgar imagery- absolutely fantastic. A mastery of this poetic device. I enjoyed the overall craftsmanship of this piece. As always, a pleasure to read your art, my friend. 

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John DeFoore Jr

It was a playful jab at my own verbosity, passion for words, and continual writing.
i spend my days writing so I can come home at night to write.
i call it passionate, my wife calls it obsessive. Guess it’s a matter of perspective.
thank for you great comment
john

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Well, please continue to do so, I would also name it passion! 

-Leah

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