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The Funnest Poem

Here is the funnest poem.

The Onomatopoeia

By Eric Johnson, 1997


Onomatopoeia has a rhythm you can feel

the onomato’s on ya’ while the peoia’s at your heels


Onomatopoeia kinda’ makes ya’ wanna’ be a

instrument of sound

like the bass drum belchin’ pow

or the jazz trumpet goin’ zip-dooty-bop-zow

while the scatter’s voice is screamin’


An onomatopoeia exalts you past your fears

like Robin battlin’ at Batman’s back




in a way it kinda’ frees ya’

makes your loopiness just seem-a

like the way it’s supposed to be-a

‘til inhibitions disappear

and your stodgy side says, See ya’

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  1. December 2, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    I vaguely remember that. Thanks for recovering it, Jim.

  2. Betsie Swartz
    December 7, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    I’m a little disappointed, I always thought you wrote that, Jim. No offense, Eric. I love that word and often quote the line about being an instrument of sound. Paul thinks it is the coolest word he knows, and it is.

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