Mispronouncing the American Way

Mispronouncing the American Way

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

Mispronouncing the American Way


my God,
he misunderstood
that damn homonym

he thought "insight"
was spelled "incite"

and then defined it
in his own terms
but he never spelled no good.


erin-cilberto
1/7/2021

© 2021 jacob erin-cilberto


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I like teachers. I like people to fix my language. Hello Jacob. Some folks can change the language. I know I need a editor. Happy Saturday and thank you for sharing the entertaining poetry.
Coyote


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jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

appreciate your words, Coyote,
j.
Coyote Poetry

1 Week Ago

You are welcome Jacob.



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Made me smile Jacob, your last line sounds very like something a typical Yorkshireman would phrase it lol.
Amazing how words sound the same and mean something very different ...

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jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

so true...thank you, Stella...even in the worst times, we must find humor to survive.
j.
Insight, incite, impeachment, internment, interesting.

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jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

thank you, Paul...
j.
The "American Way" has been quickly changing over the last six decades. In that mere time span, for example, sodomy has gone from being a crime, punishable by imprisonment in every state in the USA, to gay pride marches where people carry signs proclaiming, "Going To Hell, And Proud" The moral compass of America has done a hundred and eighty degree turn in less than one lifetime; in less than MY lifetime. What was evil once is now considered good and what was good once is now considered evil. But it is fulfilling the prophecy of scripture. The morals and virtues of civilized society are often changing but not very often for the better. Being a student of history, I recall reading about the Roman bathhouses, prostitutes under every arch (now they have street corners) and the great orgies thrown around the time of Nero and shortly before. But Rome fell and great was its fall. America is headed down the same road, obviously, learning nothing at all from history. We even fashioned our democracy on Rome and many of our government buildings...quite apropos, considering.

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jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

yes, parallels....thank you for your response, Fabian.
j.
That's because he don't know nothing.

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jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

he does know three words...Big, Great and Fired.
I like teachers. I like people to fix my language. Hello Jacob. Some folks can change the language. I know I need a editor. Happy Saturday and thank you for sharing the entertaining poetry.
Coyote


Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

appreciate your words, Coyote,
j.
Coyote Poetry

1 Week Ago

You are welcome Jacob.
Great insight into the incite, Jacob. Well wrote.

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

thank you, Roland,
j.
This is amazing, and I've been laughing for a good few minutes! What a great description of what happened.

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jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

thank you, Haley,
j.
One of the best flippant messages I've read in a flurry of outrage this week. Your wordplay on "incite" is brilliant & your ignorant-sounding ending is a realistic caption for the many photos of Capitol rioters (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

thank you for your words, Margie...
j.
Chuckling here... this was good on multiple levels. Perceptions ARE in the eyes of the beholders and at least we are still allowed to have them.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Weeks Ago

amen to that, thank you, Chris,
j.
I think you describe this tumultuous time in America better than any poet on this site.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Weeks Ago

thank you for your kind comment, Light...
j.
light and ashes

2 Weeks Ago

You're welcome.

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jacob erin-cilberto

Carbondale, IL



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Originally from Bronx, NY, I live in Carbondale, Illinois...teach English at two community colleges and have been writing and publishing poetry since 1970. Friending works two ways. If we have had .. more..

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