poem 4/27/10 – Clunk

NaPoWriMo 2010 ReadWritePoem Challenge Day 27 – “Take a word that’s part of you — your name, your birth month, your favorite animal, your guiding principle. Write that word vertically down a page and use the letters to start the lines of a poem. When you’re done, you’ll have an acrostic poem.” I think acrostics are childish, but I’m game.

Was inspired by viciousorvirtuous’ poem today.

My family traditionally pronounces our last name with the G silent – [Kahn-din] – and a bit casually.  But I find it easier in the world, especially with all the people I contact through work, to say it as spelled, saying the “-ng”.   Also with the family’s way, you can imagine how it gets pronounced sometimes.

Consonants clash
One too many there, always
Never tripping sweetly off my tongue
Gripped by that family choice –
Do or Don’t pronounce the Gee
Onomatopoeia would be easier, just say – Clunk!
Now that rings truer, somehow


6 responses to “poem 4/27/10 – Clunk

  1. viciousorvirtuous

    I can relate on this one, too. No one knows how to pronounce an Italian name and the result is quite like that: clunk! Very clever acrostic.

  2. keep them coming…only few days left….another poem of yours I enjoyed

  3. Clickery
    The mouse ran up..

    Sorry I’m going mad.

  4. We never really like our given and/or family names, do we? Anyhow, enjoyed this!

  5. Don’t ya hate it when people mispronounce your name. I’ve copped that all my life.
    Great poem

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