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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Adolescence/Teen Years (07/16/09)

TITLE: Whimsical Linguistical
By Mary Lou Tiner
07/22/09


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WHIMSICAL LINGUISTICAL

When we examine “adolescence”
- If I may have your acquiescence -
This word that I will now expand
I hope that you will understand.

Don’t open up your dictionary,
- And let me be most arbitrary -
I humbly offer here to you
Some meanings that may be brand new.

Examine now this implication,
- If you allow some liberation -
By altering a few accents,
We could express: “Adult less sense”

Evaluate this clear description,
- If I may use an old encryption -
Another phrase we can review,
We could say, “Addled essence”, too

We must avoid the preconception.
- For clearly there will be exception -
But speaking from experience,
Some might suggest: “A dole (ful) stance”

Assessing modern youthful action,
- And measuring their satisfaction-
Another term that may make sense:
Is just to say: “A ‘due’ license”

Ok, I know what you are thinking
- I hope you see my eye is winking! -
Not every child in puberty
Matches my hyperbole.

One thing remains for contemplation,
On this I stake my reputation.
The definition I like best:
“Beloved by God, despite the mess!”


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Lisa Johnson 07/23/09
Excellent...I like that!
Mary McLeary07/24/09
Very clever! You are a Wordmister. You gotta love em!
diana kay07/26/09
a nice play on words and I like the title. Thanks for such an original idea. I wish I could think of them!!
Gregory Kane07/26/09
My favourite was 'Adult less sense' although I must admit that my teenager does have his good days. Occasionally.
Brenda Welc07/27/09
Very cool!
Linda Goergen07/28/09
KUDOS on this lighthearted look at the word adolescence.
Poem is clever & witty! I enjoyed the read!
Norma-Anne Hough 07/29/09
Well done. I like the flow of words.
Lisa Johnson 07/30/09
Congratulations on your level placeing , and on your Editor's Choice placing...Great job!!!
Lisa
Verna Cole Mitchell 07/30/09
Congratulations on being at the top for this delightful poem, excellently constructed.
Donna Emery07/30/09
A wonderfully amusing poem. Truly deserving of first place.
Loren T. Lowery07/30/09
Way to go and well deserved in this whimsical poem. Congratulatiaons.
Mona Purvis07/30/09
Wonderful writing! This just about captured the subject and left us smiling. Congrats on your EC.
Mona
diana kay07/30/09
yup first place in EC. I am not at all surprised! warmest congratulations
Sheri Gordon07/30/09
Congratulations on placing tops on the EC list! This is very, very clever.
Patricia Turner07/30/09
So clever; so very very clever! And well worth its placing at the top! Many Kudos on this one! Congratulations on your EC!
Glynis Becker 07/30/09
Wonderful piece...very well-deserved win! Congratulations!!!
Laura Manley07/30/09
Just had to take a peek! Now I see why you are a
W-I-N-N-E-R-!!! It is a wonderful piece of work. Laura
Carol Slider 07/30/09
This is SO clever and creative! CONGRATULATIONS--very well done!!
Diana Dart 07/30/09
Smart, clever, amazing! Congrats, this was fantastic.
Beth LaBuff 07/30/09
Perfect title for this profound whimsy! Love it!
Donna Butler07/30/09
Congratulations!! I love this from the beginning...to end....

blessings
donna
Catrina Bradley 07/30/09
Super-duper good! Congratulations. :)
Chris Janzen08/03/09
WOW! That was amazing! Funny, brilliant, and with a sweet ending. A well deserved Editor's Choice! Congrats!!