The theme for this week’s JVG Radio Method poem is “Made Up Words“.
OK, now this one would be a no brainer you would think. Jon has just handed this one to me on a plate.
As a person who makes up words for songs and poems as a living, I have this in the bag. AND THEN…
And then Jon says “Not made up like that you silly bugger. Fake made up words like politicians and advertisers use”
Well, that as they say took all the wind out of my sail and it all started to look like hard work.
Do you know how hard it is to invent words?
Do you know how hard it is to write when your bloody spell checker is going off every second word?
Here such as it is, is the week’s effort and for the first time this year, we are visiting the neighbourhood.
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Made Up Words
Made up words
‘Pig’ did not look happy, in fact verging on irate
He kept glaring at his sausage and the one on ‘Rabbit’s’ plate
“Hey ‘Pig’ what’s up your bum?” ‘Rabbit’ didn’t mess about
“Don’t just sit there sulking, c’mon, spit it out”
“The disparagy” spluttered ‘Pig’ trying hard not to gag
“The flagracious discrepencity between my banger and your snag
The undenibalous contrastation that beggars obviousity
The diametricalness and extentionalitly is inequal in unequality”
‘Rabbit’ stroked his chin “Are you trying to pull my chain?
Or maybe you’ve been snorting the chilli sauce again
You’re so worked up you’ve had a stroke, or maybe hit your head
Because I haven’t, aside from snag, understood a word you said
“It’s simple terminologence” barked ‘Pig’ exasperated
“I’m inferring to dimensionalityness if you want it stupificated
T he cubical volumeinity to be more or less specifical
Or magnitudicaly in-congruetiant if you prefer it scientifical
It may well not be as it is, due to fluctuance in the flame
The variousness of the binarials means identicals aren’t the same”
“Tell me if I’ve got this straight” sighed ‘Rabbit’ after a pause
What this gibberish is all about is my sausage is bigger than yours?”
“Of course it is you tonk” ‘Pig’ let out a whine
“In that case” ‘Rabbit’ sighed “give me yours and you have mine”
“Weigh them first” ‘Pig’ insisted “make sure I’ve got it right
On second thoughts, swap them back, they look different in this light”
“I have an idea” smiled ‘Rabbit’ “I’m sure you’ll find this fair
I seemed to have lost my appetite, so you can have the pair”
“What’s wrong with them?” quizzed ‘Pig’ “something I didn’t notice?”
“Nothing” sighed ‘Rabbit’ “just a sudden attack of Brainhurtusdickheadyosis”
I offer equal opportunity ‘Pig’, not something you’ve probably heard”
“Equal opportunity” sneered ‘Pig’ “there’s no such bloody word”
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