Everyday Speech (#NaPoWriMo Day 23)

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Day 23’s prompt was for me to write a poem using phrases that are heard where I live, or to at least incorporate sentences that read like speech. 

I wrote two poems.  I like the second the best 😉

 

It’s 6 and two 3s

These half a dozen things

Buzzing in my brain.

 

I’ve been some lassie

An awfy quean

And a raj

All in the space of one day.

 

I’m burst,

Trachled,

Oot the game;

(Ma tea may be oot, too)

 

I’m skintos, mate,

Hangin’ fer sumthin’*

And fair ragin’ to boot.

 

*Ailing, or coming down with some illness.

 

 

Garbage truck

 

 

“The Happy Nans!”*

He hails them,

As he scrambles up to see

The big “bin noddy” vehicle

Reversing in our street.

 

And sure enough:

They wave again,

Smile at my boy’s delight;

Those burly men are heroes

We salute til out of sight.

 

*‘Nans’ was Eldest’s word for ‘men’ when he was little

 

 

[Pic is from here]

 

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