Day 3 National Poetry Writing Month 2016
Prelude: Hear, hear, those who have gather here
Know that it is a shame that we don’t
use these wonderful forgotten words,
but we really should.
Gather around children, today I am
going to tell you a story about an pismire,
who is trying to become the world’s
most puissant person.
Let’s call him Drumpf.
He hails from septentrional city of Gotham
and is extremely contumelious.
His excogigate is to create galimaufry
that confuse those in the media. His
modus operandi is to twattle on tweeter
to destroy his opponents with insults and
massive putdowns. With cozen he whispers
sweet-nothings into his supporters and whips
them up into sanguinolent in his rallies, where
they are ready to pizzle their opponents.
Drumpf has created such a cattywampus
within his druxy tribe and made tribal elites
Oh they tried so hard to oppugn him
but they are largely flailing, peenging
and pronking like thompson’s gazelles.
The tribal elites are trying to avaunt the usurper
but they have been largely bootless and have
been reduced to mere criticasters.
Meanwhile Drumpf, ever the sciolist and an acrasian
is winning hearts and minds of the average Joe.
He may be altiloquent, but the people are lapping
up his every word. He may just napoo,
yaff and honeyfuggle his way to victory.
Arcane Word List:
Pismire – an ant
Puissant – having great power or influence
Septentrional – of the north
Contumelious – (of behavior) scornful and insulting; insolent
Excogigate – To plan, plot or devise
Galimaufry – A jumble or confused medley of things
Twattle – To gossip; talk idly and too much
Cozen – To swindle by artful deception
Sanguinolent – Tinged with blood, or with a passion for bloodshed
Pizzle – To beat someone with a dried bull’s penis
Cattywampus – In disarray or disorder; askew
Druxy – Something which looks good on the outside, but is actually rotten inside
Namby-pamby – Of a person, weak, indecisive
Oppugn – To oppose
Peenging – To complain in a whiny voice
Pronking – A behavior of quadrupeds, particularly gazelles, in which all four legs are used to push off the ground at once
Avaunt – Go away; leave with haste
Bootless – (of a task or undertaking) ineffectual; useless
Criticasters – A minor or incompetent critc
Sciolist – A person who opines on subjects of which one has only superficial knowledge
Acrasia – a lack of self-control or the state of acting against one’s better judgement
Altiloquent – Pompous, high sounding, or pretentious in speech
Napoo – To finish; to put an end to; to kill
Yaff – to bark; yelp, to bark like a snarling dog
Honeyfuggle – To wheedle or swindle
Note: Today’s NaPoWriMo prompt was to write a fan letter. Mixed a whole bunch of arcane words and more commentary on 2016 campaign.