What of words?

Words

What of words of grandeur

Who knows what the hell they mean

I am writing for my company

Not dancing for the queen

Oh what a pretty price we pay

On big words like constabulary

Most education in this day

Is a waste of good vocabulary

Leaned people teach us

All we need to know

For tending joy and living life

And finding ways to grow

My people didn’t go to school

And learn a fancy talk

They merely lived and freely gave us

Lessons on the walk

They spoke to us in dialect

A language understood

A native tongue of wisdom

Spoken intellect and good

For what good are words of grandeur

Which fall upon deaf ears

And who defines the boundary

Of who even gets to hear

~Rachelle M. Turple

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