David Keig

Rookie - 13 Points (1951 / UK)

The Use Of Words - Poem by David Keig

I use the word 'pejorative'
As a lightning rod of kinds
To measure people's intellect
And the brightness of their minds.

In business meetings i will use
Rude words - for just to see
If they are now day dreaming
Or still listening to me.

For the right word in the wrong place
Can make listeners confused
All words have more than meaning
That comes from how they're used

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  • Lucy Burrow (1/3/2006 7:03:00 PM)

    I love this!
    I like to play with words too. Well written. I would have avoided the use of the word 'just' in stanza 2 twice though, and an 'are' after 'they' in line 3 rather than in line 4.
    but that's just me playing with your words - which you may find pejorative!
    Regards, Lucy
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, January 3, 2006

Poem Edited: Tuesday, January 3, 2006

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