Monday, April 18, 2016

Wordbirds, 33

We’ve commenced our journey backward through Webster’s 3rd. I’m picking a word near the end of each entry for each letter—a word that interests me for some reason or a word I’d not ever known before—and surrounding it with a frayed coat of doggerel.

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

tyronic adj.
of, relating to, or characteristic of a tyro [beginner]
[from Latin word for a young soldier]

It was tyronic of the lad—
If not in fact a little bad
(Or maybe evil, just a tad)—

That day he threw a piece of dirt
And hit his friend (it really hurt)
And said some words unclean and curt.

But years flowed on, and he would live
Some words of deep regret to give
To his old friend. “Oh, I forgive,”

The old friend said. “Yes, long ago.”
Some people are a little slow,
But most mature as well as grow. 

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