Friday, March 25, 2016

Wordbirds, 9

This new series—“Wordbirds”—arises from a journey I will take through my Webster’s 3rd Dictionary. What I will do: I’ll look on the first page for each letter, and the first word that flies up at me (because I don’t know it, because I just think it’s interesting, etc.) becomes the subject for that day’s doggerel. I will move through letter z, then work my way back again, the second time using the last page of each letter’s section of Webster's. Let’s see what happens ...

Words that flew into my life from Webster’s 3rd

iatric. adj.
of or relating to a physician or medical treatment
From Greek: iatrikos = healer, physician

She had such great iatric skills—
Effective potions, potent pills—
That no one died while in her care,
And so her fame spread everywhere.

But then a lover broke her heart—
She had no way to fix that part.
And so on that foul gloomy day
She closed her eyes and passed away.

But then her lover changed his mind—
Some guys are of that very kind.
He cried, “Come back and be my wife!?”
And she said, “Sure.” Returned to life. 

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