I wrote a couple of impromptu poems on Facebook this evening inspired by some unusual words.
The first was inspired by the word coddiwomple (which means “to travel purposefully an as-yet-unknown destination”)
It was dark outside but with one pull
Of the bell the train slid to a stop
I leapt out and began to coddiwomple
In search of a hoped-for shop
I knew there was one near the station
So set of with a purposeful stride
To my as-yet-unknown destination
And the treasures awaiting inside.
The second was inspired by the word pusillanimous (which means “showing a lack of courage or determination, timid”)
The votes are in, they are unanimous
On the question: “are you a man or mouse?”
Thankfully they were magnanimous
Saying I’m not pusillanimous