Saturday, September 5, 2015

Words, Words, Twaddle, 19

(We all dislike/hate certain words and locutions; here are some of mine.)

Terminal Odyssey

So you like “mentor” as a verb?
Telemachus would not approve—
And it would thoroughly disturb
Athena, who would say, “Remove

That nasty sound—it hurts my ears!”
Ignoring her most dread command
Would bring to life your greatest fears.
The Cyclops, who you thought were banned,

And Scylla (with Charybdis, too)
Would visit you while you’re in bed,
And they’d have fun tormenting you—
But then they’d stop—and make you dead!

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