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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Huh? (01/21/10)

TITLE: The Jeremiad of a Famulus
By Elizabeth Baize
01/26/10


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To grasp the meaning of this tale
Will take some concentration,
So lend me both your ear and mind
And hear my lucubration.

He says I am his famulus --
I strive to earn my keep.
I’ve been decoding fancy words,
And hardly ever sleep.

He says I can interpret
What is running through his head
Into the language of the crowds
So they’ll know what they've read.

The other day he dropped a sheet
Of parchment on my desk.
A single glance assured me that
The words were picturesque.

They had specific meaning
And each syllable revealed
He was in truth a master.
Thus, my awe was unconcealed.

The very tenor of his thought
Was etched in keen precision.
A diaglyph inscribed upon
A jewel I did envision!

With passion and alacrity
My pen I set in motion,
Determined to decipher
Every thought with true emotion.

Yet, alas! I am a failure;
My mental prowess has expired.
Upon the threshold of success
It is forever mired.

A single word spelled H-U-H
Which rhymes with you or duh
Eludes the realms of concise thought
And leaves me thinking, “Huh?”


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Charla Diehl 01/28/10
Your title drew me in and now I shall need my dictionary. Cute and creative entry.
Linda Payne01/29/10
Great poem. Loved your take on HUH. I, too, am anxious to check out the words I don't know. Always enjoy learning new words.
Sharlyn Guthrie01/30/10
Haha! Excellent poem, perfect in rhyme and meter, and just all around fun.
Patricia Herchenroether01/30/10
Clever and funny.
Beth LaBuff 01/31/10
Absolutely wonderful! Perfect rhyme and meter! Love this!
Lollie Hofer 02/01/10
Okay, I have to admit that I had to dust off my dictionary for this one. Which wasn't all bad since I've learned a couple new words in the process. Great take on this weeks "Huh?" The meter and the rhyme were remarkable. It was also fun to read.