Juan Olivarez

(september 12 / nyssa oregon)

Using Big Words

Using big words is fun,
If you know what the hell, you are talking about.
I see a lot of poets, on this site,
Insert fifty cent words into their poems.
Just who the hell are you trying to impress?
Get yourself a dictionary,
And you will see,
That your words just don't belong.
The sentence structure is all wrong,
And it's because of your fifty cent word.
I am talking of poets who speak and write,
In English.
Not somebody from India, or the middle east,
Who doesn't speak English as a first language,
And they still make an effort to write correctly.
Do you think we are all mindless?
Do you think that big words will impress,
The minions on poemhunter?
Well, I guess you are right.
Big words, even used incorrectly,
And out of context will impress a lot of people.
Even when the author obviously,
Does not know what he is writing.

(7/22/11-Alton Texas)

Submitted: Saturday, July 23, 2011
Edited: Saturday, July 23, 2011

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  • Kevin Silver (7/23/2011 10:43:00 AM)

    How would you know if these 'big words' were out of context if you say you don't know what they mean?
    And by big words, do you mean 'many-lettered words' or Higher grade English? lol regards Kev S....South Africa. (Report) Reply

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