Six Word Friday: Exchange

I wonder what is the going

rate for words in today’s market.

Surely we have a few that

we don’t use anymore. Nice, heavy,

antique words, thick with a patina

from centuries of use. Words worth

much, but fallen into disuse now.

Can we not trade these priceless

relics? Exchange them for words that

should not exist in the world.

I am a weaver of words,

a lover of language, but I…

I would trade in these precious

commodities if I thought that they

would secure me a language, no

a world, that had no use

at all, no need whatsoever for

a word like the word heinous.

Surely some sort of deal can

be made, agreed upon, worked out.

*Go see Melissa at Six Word Friday to read more words about exchange.

17 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Adrienne
    Sep 02, 2011 @ 10:22:25

    What an absolutely lovely propostion! If you start a petition, I will sign!


  2. ayala
    Sep 02, 2011 @ 11:35:51

    cool write, Brook. 🙂


  3. Sara
    Sep 02, 2011 @ 11:59:49

    I can think of so many I could do without! And a few I’d like to add 😉


  4. cj schlottman
    Sep 02, 2011 @ 13:34:45

    “Nice, heavy, antique words, thick with a patina from centuries of use.” What a wonderful image this evokes. I love this poem!


  5. Melissa
    Sep 02, 2011 @ 22:05:29

    I love the way your mind works. I would trade a lot to be free of the need for such words.


  6. My Pajama Days
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 05:26:17

    Oh, heinous, that is such a great word! What about the world doldrums? Or germane? There are so many words that are really cool to say as much as they have great meanings.


  7. melgallant
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 11:18:24

    I once used the word ‘libation’ with a friend and he thought I made the word up.


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  9. Shawna
    Sep 14, 2011 @ 13:46:53

    beautiful, unique, lovely!


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