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Unusual words

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

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