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Crazy Words (An Acrostic Poem)

John has been writing poetry since his school days. He was awarded "Poet of the Year 2014" Hubby Awards and has had two poems become songs.

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Crazy Words


Celestially

Supernally

Paradisiacally

Exposed.


Ritualistically

Ceremonially

Traditionally

Proposed.


Apathetically

Phlegmatically

Perfunctorily

Reposed.


Zoologically

Ethologically

Ornithologically

Disposed.


Yellowishly

Stramineously

Sallowishly

Composed.


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© 2014 John Hansen

Comments

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on February 27, 2020:

Yes, this was time consuming dictionary perusing fun. Hope you learned a few new ones. Thanks Brenda.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on February 26, 2020:

John,

Guess this broke up your day when you wrote it.

Nice to see you trying to make us learn new words.

But mostly I am laughing at trying to pronounce them.

Have a wonderful day.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on September 01, 2019:

Sorry Harish, I don't understand what you mean.

Harish on September 01, 2019:

Send my also acrostic please

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on January 01, 2015:

Thanks for reading Catherine and the vote up. Yes this was a hoot to write. :)

Catherine Giordano from Orlando Florida on January 01, 2015:

That was quite a fun poem. I like word play. I sounded like you had fun doing it. Voted up and Interesting.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on July 30, 2014:

Thanks Jamie, glad you approve and enjoyed.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on July 30, 2014:

There are so many hubs being written every day Suzette it is easy to miss one here and there. Glad you liked this poem.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on July 30, 2014:

Glad you liked this LaddyFiddler. I agree these words are easier to read than say out loud.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on July 30, 2014:

Thank you for reading Audrey, you are always so kind.

Jamie Lee Hamann from Reno NV on July 30, 2014:

Well done Jodah. I enjoyed this greatly! Jamie

Suzette Walker from Taos, NM on July 30, 2014:

Somehow I missed this. Great choice of words and I love how you used them in the poem. Very unique, clever and creative.

Joanna Chandler from On Planet Earth on July 30, 2014:

Crazy but nice i cannot pronounce all those mad words without breaking them up or biting my tongue and i prefer not to.

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on July 30, 2014:

You are a true poet Jodah! I love these words you've chosen. I'm never bored reading your poetry:)

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on April 29, 2014:

Thanks Audrey, so do I. :)

Yes Flourish, had to dust off the cobwebs to use the thesaurus...lol.

You are welcome Sunshine. Not that you'll need to use them very often.

Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on April 29, 2014:

Interesting new words...thank you! :)

FlourishAnyway from USA on April 29, 2014:

I love rare words, and you certainly pulled some of them out of your thesaurus, my friend.

Audrey Howitt from California on April 29, 2014:

Oh I love it when poets play!

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on March 29, 2014:

Thanks for finding this hub Harishprasad, it was something new for me too but fun to try to find these words and make a poem with them. The creativity within poetry is endless and the reason I love it. I am glad it made you stop and think "outside the box" maybe. Thanks too for the vote up.

Harish Mamgain from New Delhi , India on March 29, 2014:

What a wonderful concoction of so many different words ! Isn't our beautiful planet is like the great jumble produced by you here ? Heterogeneous yet so curious, great, marvelous and full of grandeur ! What Bill has said about words seems quite fascinating and an idea to be worth pondering. All words, people, things, dreams, feelings, etc. and there are countless things present in this world and some we have coined so imaginatively about the world hereafter. If one is able to conceive something everyday out of this great treasure, our creativity will be ever busy ! I loved this hub as it made me stopped and think something different. Voted up.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on March 04, 2014:

Thank you for reading and for your encouragement Sunil. I will defintely keep writing. I am addicted.

Sunil Kumar Kunnoth from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India) on March 04, 2014:

Simply superb. You have talent and confidence. Write on more. Success is sure to follow. I really enjoyed reading this short poem.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on March 02, 2014:

Thank you for visiting this hub rdsparrowriter, and for your kind comment.

Rochelle Ann De Zoysa from Moratuwa, Sri Lanka on March 01, 2014:

Nicely done and I find its interesting style :)

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on February 28, 2014:

Thanks for your kind comment teaches. Yes, I found some I'd never heard before too.

Dianna Mendez on February 28, 2014:

What a clever post! I love the word play and I've come across some new ones at that!

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on February 24, 2014:

Thanks ubanichijioke, glad to help. Some of these are new to me as well.

Alexander Thandi Ubani from Lagos on February 24, 2014:

at least you are updating my vocabulary..

i love the way you put em...

interesting!

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on February 23, 2014:

And I thank you for reading it Alicia and your most welcome comment.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on February 22, 2014:

Thanks for sharing the interesting and funny poem, Jodah! I enjoyed reading it.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on February 22, 2014:

Yes Linda, inspiration is all around you just have to seek it out. Thanks for your kind comment.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on February 22, 2014:

Sure is a tongue twister there R.Q., try saying that five times fast...lol. Thanks.

mylindaelliott from Louisiana on February 22, 2014:

I love the way you put it together. I believe people can find inspiration anywhere.

Romeos Quill from Lincolnshire, England on February 22, 2014:

Lol! Nice one Jodah; indeed you must have had an overflow of time on your hands. Let's throw this one into the party that I made up - a tongue-twister :)

~ "S " ence ~

Swarthy Senorita, swathed in sassy, sensuous scenes;

Surveying silent souls, selling sordid,secret schemes.

Sparsely sown surprise, supports superfluous, strident stealth;

Stalling, shady strangers, stretching stories of sorry self.

Soundly-spoken syllables, sail like slowly-swimming streams;

Stormy-sprinkled speeches, showing symptoms of strained seams.

Shrewdly, stark, sequacious, Suzy states sagacious shocks;

Swooping, sure sequences, soundly sporting shares and stocks.

Suggestions, surreptitiously, smother Spring's sweet Summer song;

Serious seductive smiles, show her singing's, swinging strong.

Sunny showers signal September's sneaky survival streak;

Stellar-strewn striations spawn a subtle sign she seeks.

Strolled, subjective sentiments,sustained in swift sweet subdivisions;

Superimposed subjoinder, subdues selective speech submissions.

Storing special sayings, stashed like scabbard-sealed swords;

Serrated-steel sounds, safely stored in scribbled scores.

Have fun!

R.Q.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on February 22, 2014:

Haha great advice Theresa, but that is a great suggestion for next time. Don't know why I didn't think of that. Love your comment, thanks.

Theresa Ast from Atlanta, Georgia on February 22, 2014:

Jodah - Great poem and there is nothing better that word play and dictionary time, but I am disappointed... I wanted you to make the word BORED out of the first word / first line acrostic. Maybe next time. :) Theresa

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on February 22, 2014:

Hey DDE thank you so much, your words are amazing too.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on February 22, 2014:

Crazy Words is such great write your thoughts are amazing.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on February 22, 2014:

Yes Jo, I am in a superfluously excessively crazy mood....and Phyllis encouraged it even more...lol. Glad we gave you a chuckle....it's great to make each other happy. Thanks for reading and commenting.

Jo Alexis-Hagues from Lincolnshire, U.K on February 22, 2014:

Jodah, I can see that you're in a stupendously crazy mood, very engaging....you and Phyllis gave me a little chuckle this morning, . :)

Nicely done.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on February 22, 2014:

haha thanks sujaya.

sujaya venkatesh on February 22, 2014:

u maddeningly wrote jo

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on February 22, 2014:

Hey abbaeliah, thank you for reading and your generous comment. I am glad you enjoyed this.

elijagod from Abuja - Nigeria on February 22, 2014:

Your choice of words are amazing.

Thanks ! This is really wonderful in its combination of words

I love it oh....

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on February 21, 2014:

Haha, glad you found this crazeresting Frank.

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on February 21, 2014:

crazy yet interesting loved it Jodah :)

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on February 21, 2014:

Thank you Genna. It was fun. :)

Genna East from Massachusetts, USA on February 21, 2014:

I love your definition of crazy, and acrostic ruminations. Very clever! :-)

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on February 21, 2014:

Thanks Flourish glad you enjoyed this :) You have a good weekend too.

FlourishAnyway from USA on February 21, 2014:

I enjoy unusual words, and you've strung these together uniquely. Have a great weekend.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on February 21, 2014:

Pamela

Jo

Faith,

Thanks you all for reading and your kind comments, vote up, shares. Hope this gave you all a smile. Have a great weekend.

Faith Reaper from southern USA on February 21, 2014:

Haha ... love this collection of uniquely chosen words of a poem! Creative. Up and more and sharing. Have a great weekend. Blessings, Faith Reaper

kidscrafts from Ottawa, Canada on February 21, 2014:

Great combination of words that fit well together for each part of your poem! Nicely done!

Have a great weekend, John!

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on February 21, 2014:

Very clever and I am glad I don't have to undersand everything perfectly. Interesting list of word! Haha

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on February 21, 2014:

Haha always exploring. It's a poet's perogative to change words or even invent them to fit. If Shakespeare could do it....thanks.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on February 21, 2014:

Cleveraly written. I love words, not always spelled correctly, you know what i mean. Hee..

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on February 21, 2014:

Yes MsDora, it was quite challenging. Thanks for your kind comment.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on February 21, 2014:

Thanks Bill, there sure are plenty to choose from. I had fun choosing from them all...lol. You have a great one too.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on February 21, 2014:

Creative and challenging! Good job.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on February 21, 2014:

Lots of fun, John! We have about 75,000 words to play with; seems like we should be able to do something worthwhile with all those choices, doesn't it? :) Have a great weekend my friend.

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on February 21, 2014:

Hey thanks for reading Shanaaya, and your great comment. Much appreciated.

Shanaaya Taneez from Mauritius on February 21, 2014:

Really crazy choice of words which made it quite funny.. good work :)

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on February 21, 2014:

Yes, that's it "Acrostic"...

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on February 21, 2014:

Thank you Ann, your comment is much appreciated. Glad you got a laugh.

Phyllis Doyle Burns from High desert of Nevada. on February 21, 2014:

Acrostic !

Phyllis Doyle Burns from High desert of Nevada. on February 21, 2014:

I meant to say I did notice the CRAZY indication at the beginning of each first line -- what is that called? It is a type of poem .... uhmmm....

Ann Carr from SW England on February 21, 2014:

I love playing with words and this is a good example of doing just that! It's amusing and delightful. Ann

John Hansen (author) from Queensland Australia on February 21, 2014:

Yes Phyllis, I was bored...lol, how could you tell. I had to write something or I would go CRAZY. Thanks for reading, glad you got a laugh out of this.

Phyllis Doyle Burns from High desert of Nevada. on February 21, 2014:

Well, this is interesting. Really bored, are we Jodah? Your summary made me laugh before I even read the poem. You are very creative, my friend -- and obviously bored. hahahaha I love it ! I am still laughing. Well done and not an easy task either.