I am feeling like I should to write something worthwhile.
But I'm not feeling full of worthwhileness words.
I think I have run out of them. They are all worthless words.
Well, at least not worth much. Maybe a dime or two.
This is my 20 cents' worth - my 2 dimes' worth -
a quarter and here's a nickel's change worth.
Cat and mouse,
Hat and blouse,
Down and out,
Twist and shout,
Sit right down,
Go to town,
Row your boat,
Get your goat,
Pick a flower,
Take a shower,
If I had a penny for every rhyme
I'd have 20 cents, or double a dime.
Rhyming 5 more times would make
A quarter, but that's too much to take.
So I'd pocket my dimes and skip away;
You keep the nickel and I will play.
Tomorrow I'll think of better words,
Not these ones that are for the birds...
©Donna JT Smith 2012
So this is what came out when I just started writing with nothing in mind, no thought except "What in the world will I write for Tuesday's Slice?" and I knew I had nothing. It's funny, but it seemed like nothing for quite a while as I kept putting things on screen. A couple rhymes here, a couple there, then the thought of a another rhyme about the "worthless" rhyme...and finally the cheep of a bird and the cheap of worthless. I believe I have 20 rhyming pairs. You can't count cheap cheep - those are homonyms.
I guess my slice is really about "just write", even when you think there's nothing there. Start writing worthless words and keep it up until something more than worthless emerges...even it is doesn't end up profound, it might just end up "pro-fun"!