Thesaurus Man, here before his time,
With worlds locked inside wordly rhyme,
Like finely tuned machines pouring out,
Words with meaning and feelings about,
Words that tell beautiful stories and such,
Short stories in epic proportions so much,
Sharing stories out of the womb to the pen,
The only request to be by your ears to lend,
With a bevy of words ingrained in thought,
Harbingers sent forth what heaven brought,
When betimes of growing years ‘til today,
Stories are refined as you go out and play.
Jealousy prevails for the not so early one,
With no words to write when they were young.
As the years mounted and zoomed on ahead,
Too little time to say what needs to be said.
Thesaurus Man of too many words to say,
Too many words are what I need on display.
I wish I were like you of so many words.
I curse you, envy you, love you, and need you.

I used to discredit people who use big words to communicate. Now I envy them.

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Robert L. Martin
over 3 years

It reminds me of Pablo Neruda with his strange and wild metaphors.

Robert L. Martin
over 3 years

Thanx Nelson

Nelson D Reyes
Nelson D Reyes
over 3 years

@Robert L. Martin: You’re welcome, glad you wrote this poem. You heard of John Koenig? Came across him in TED Talk. Interesting words he is coming up with, coining. Not sure though. I think he is coining words already defined.

Nelson D Reyes
over 3 years

Indeed we maximize the meanings of the words we use as poets and writers. Single word or multi-syllable words, licensed or not in our usage, alliterated, assonanced, rhymed or not, free form - as long as we convey the cognitive image of emotions and situations we try to portray. We as writers are not wanting of this, nature has spread before us its magnificent beauty. All we have to do is use words our medium as writers to share the sensory and emotional and healing, soothing, happy effects
of its beauty all around us-nature-the all, life, the cosmos, the ecclesiastical.
“Fill those empty pages with words uncensored” as Jenifer said and if I may add- ...big and small words.
Thanks Robert for this superterrificalliteratedassonancedrhymed poem!
Love it.

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