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Heard Confused

Posted in villanelle by maggie on 2009/05/22
Heard Confused

Talk comes easy.  Not one word prevails.
What's said inevitably gets heard confused.
Don't waste your breath.  Communication fails.

Each noun misconstrues.  Each verb assails.
Descriptive adjectives are overused.
Talk comes easy.  Not one word prevails.

Language represents the worst that ails
how civil intercourse has been abused.
Don't waste your breath.  Communication fails.

Articulation only bleats and wails.
At most one cannot help but act amused.
Talk comes easy.  Not one word prevails.

Only concrete action tips the scales.
Is any word too dense to be recused?
Don't waste your breath.  Communication fails.

The noise that happens when a mouth exhales
ought not for any pretext be excused.
Talk comes easy.  Not one word prevails.
Don't waste your breath.  Communication fails.

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