. . .


My words didn’t come when called,
two weeks of being stalled and, look,
they’re gone!

Ungrateful whelps.

Words, disloyal strays that need
all the help they can get and, yet,
when I need a moment to deal with
life, I merely blink and they’ve
jumped ship!

Gone in search of some other mouth,
another mind where they can shred,
memories up, and nest and hide,
lending themselves reluctantly,
never coming half the time!


I don’t know why I bother,
thumbing through pages, their
synonyms calling,

Here, uhh malice! Here, spite!
Here, malevolence! Umm, I know it
starts with an…A?

Ohhhh, what’s the
use of it? Not like I need them anyway,
getting vowels all over the rugs,
leaving plural little stains.

Fickle things, words.

Thought’s dirty
little strays.


You can’t live with them. You can’t live without them. Words and writers seem to have a rather unique relationship going on. They need writers to get written, and writers need them to, well, write. Either way, it can often be tense when one end isn’t working like it should. Now, in their defense, I did have about two weeks there where I couldn’t write. Still….

Anywho, hope you enjoyed the post today! Here’s to your week ending quickly! Hold on, cause there are only two days left, folks. You can do it and I’ll do whatever I can to make it seem just a little less far away 🙂

26 responses

  1. Words are tricky business, but you are better than that – catch them!!

    1. Ohhh, I wish I was better than that. You know, like some sort of word wrangler or something. Unfortunately, I’m still a green horn but I’m working on putting a few years under my belt and maybe, just maybe, one day I’ll be good enough to at least know where to go looking for them when they run off!

  2. Words… oh! it is really, frustrating.. err mind-boggling.. um may be something from c…, when they don’t come to you.

    1. lol! It is completely maddening!

  3. Loved it! Somewhat reminiscent of one of my posts:


    Great minds…etc:

    Best Always,


    1. Nicceeee! And yes, you are correct. Awesome work on yours and ty for reading mine!

  4. emma1951.wordpress.com | Reply

    Poignantly spoken… love it

    1. 😀 Well, thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed it!

  5. Reblogged this on This is your real mother speaking… and commented:
    Loved this post. 🙂

    1. Awesomeness! Thanks a million for the reblog!

  6. Wonderful! Most of the words I use are not housebroken either 😉

    1. Lol and no matter how hard you try, they just won’t listen will they? Somehow I think it is probably impossible to ever tame words.

    1. Good to see someone agrees!

  7. You should round them all up and put them in a pen. (See? Pen? I’ll get my hat.)

    1. Ohhh, I see what you did there. Nicely one lol 😀

  8. Words are definitely slippery. Gotta catch them and write them down!

    1. And that is a hassle! I’ve had plenty of words juke me before.

    1. Ty a million for the reblog!

  9. I had some pithy commentary, but I can’t seem to find the right words…Oh well, they were just more words anyway…good post!

    1. LOL Thanks, and I’m glad you enjoyed it! 🙂

  10. Good post. I’ve felt the same many times.

    1. Thanks! It’s good to hear that someone else has had to deal with this rambunctious words as well!

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