Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Wordbirds, 75

AT LAST—We’ve now commenced our third—and final—journey through Webster’s 3rd. This time, I’m picking a word near the middle 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.

vespal adj
of or relating to wasps

His vespal fears were so profound
He chose to dwell far underground—
A cavern he had freshly found.

And there he lived for many years—
And slowly all those vespal fears
Retreated—as did all his peers,

Who thought him just a little weird—
A cavern life for what he feared?
(And then there was that knee-length beard!)

Forgetting why he had moved there,
He took a trip up to the air,
Where wasps were waiting, and I swear

They stung that dude until he died.
I found a moral (cuz I tried):
If you fear wasps, don’t go outside!

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