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Lost for Words

December 4, 2013
By Jezmondinie PLATINUM, Tonbridge, Other
Jezmondinie PLATINUM, Tonbridge, Other
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Favorite Quote:
The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.

I saw it, I caught a glimpse, a flicker,
a brief image, an impression, a suggestion,
a momentary flash.

I gasped: amazed, stunned, speechless,
dumfounded, astonished, amazed,
dazed, bemused and stupefied.

It was beautiful, striking, picturesque,
gorgeous, luxurious, eye popping,
exquisite, charming and magnificent.

It danced, twirled, spun, whirled,
skipped, pranced, frolicked,
cavorted, gambolled, pirouetted.

And it sang, crooned, chanted,
warbled, carolled, intoned,
crafted heavenly sounds for my ears alone.

And I just stared, gazed, gawked,
gaped, ogled, watched,
drank in the spectacle.

I was simply lost for words.

The author's comments:
Have you ever stopped to wonder at the amazing array of vocabulary which language allows us to employ? There is a glittering array of words just waiting to be spoken or written, and yet so often we utilise only the lucky, common few. I guess that this poem was simply to give some of the others a chance for an airing.

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