Avid for Words

via Daily Prompt: Avid

For poetry, I claim avidity

Swear my writing is laced with lucidity

But the critics all say

Don’t quit your job, day

For it’s really a bunch of vapidity

 

So to ward off my thoughts of morbidity

I determine to run with rapidity

But untying my shoes

I lie down for a snooze

I would run but for all this humidity

 

And it’s true that for words I am avid

To express touchy thoughts I’m not pavid

So I do labor long

With words weak and strong

To create pieces fluid and gravid

 

Copyright © Thomas Ward 2017

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Thomas Ward

Professor of Psychology, University of Alabama. Research focus on creativity.

10 thoughts on “Avid for Words”

  1. OK…so… dang it, it would have taken me 3 weeks to come up with this flow. Impressed you pulled it off in a day. I know words are your world, but wow. This was fun! (and I gained some vocabulary too.) Salute. Thank you.

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