Ebonically Speaking...

by Neil G. White

Say what you want to say
just don't inundate with metaphors and similes
unless they come into play
the shortest distance to any given point is the straight way
why betray clarity just to be showy
simplicity has always offered a certain beauty
point of view should be full circle like a firm booty
Check the wordplay
I get off on this stuff like the end of a work day
No fool no fun is what I always heard folks say
Can go round and round like a grandfather clock displays
or be straight as 6 o'clock if I deem necessary
Let's all get wet as we ride the crest of this wave
Are we all still privy to what I'm trying to say?
Nod up and down for yea or side to side for nay
When it comes to literature don't want to make a mockery
As fore-mentioned just trying to have fun
Make a mental note of the diction
Love the meter of these verses 'cause they sound so crazy
Lord have mercy
You've been quite patient so here comes the finale
Here's the crux of what I've tried to say
don't get slick with linguistics
until you know the basics.

Ebonically Speaking... by Neil G. White

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