william upton


Blather - Poem by william upton

'At the end of the day',
'Allegedly',
'You know what I'm sayin'? '
ENOUGH.
Stop saying these words at the end of every utterance.
Pick up a dictionary or take a speech class-
Anything,
But PLEASE stop the subconscious repetitive usage
Of these phrases and words.
Develop a stronger vocabulary in order to enter
And exit thoughts and statements.
Don't use crutch phrases to extend your message.
If it isn't strong enough on its own,
These nuisance additives will not drive home your point.
People sometimes ad lib slowly.
They buy time in between spoken thoughts.
Their political correctness has become 'unbecoming'.
They add unnecessary beginning and ending words to sentences.
For me, it turns what might have otherwise been a good idea
Into a repetitious verbal hand me down.
Also, try to limit 'Have a good day'(while we're at it) .
It means you have run out of things to say,
And you don't know how to leave!

'At the end of the day'
All overused phrases 'allegedly'
Need to find replacements.
'You know what I'm sayin'? '

When in doubt...
Thesaurus.com.

Topic(s) of this poem: logic


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 3, 2015

Poem Edited: Thursday, May 12, 2016


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