Category Archives: Verbose


Logorrhea *

You’re wearing out our neurons with your tedious lengthly screed.
You’ve made us weep with boredom and you’ve made our eardrums bleed.
Please cease your tedious lectures about people we don’t know.
We’re tired of your illnesses and other tales of woe.
The remnants of our patience grow dangerously thin.
We’ve seen your family pictures and know everywhere you’ve been.
Have you heard of asking questions and surrendering the floor?
Have you ever thought of stopping while your listeners want more?
Do you realize that others have stories to relate?
This is a truth, my boring friend, not open to debate.
We’d like to share a secret that isn’t very tough, it
is to take your next comment and this is where to stuff it!!



   * Logorrhea: a pathological inability to stop talking. (Diarrhea of the mouth.)
   * Screed: a long speech or piece of writing, typically one regarded as tedious.

The prompts today are neuron, remnant, screed and wear.


At Great Length

The Prompt: Brevity Pulls—“I would have written a shorter letter, but I did not have the time.” — Blaise Pascal. Where do you fall on the brevity/verbosity spectrum?

At Great Length

In sonnets, free verse, story, song—
I fear that I go on too long.
I flunked at law school, to my mother’s grief.
I could not seem to write a brief!

Hmm.  9:29 and we are still unable to post on the WordPress Daily Prompt site.  So, I fear my post needs to be expanded.  So much for brevity:

Our contact delayed yesterday
seems delayed once again today,
for now that I have penned a rhyme
that doesn’t take much of your time,
it seems the hyperlink won’t work
so here in limbo we all lurk!

“Delayed Contact” was the theme
for yesterday, but still they seem
stuck in it. We’ve cussed and prayed,
but still our contact is delayed!
Wordpress, please come out to play.
It seems you’re stuck in yesterday!!