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.
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Clunk
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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

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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
    Clackery
    Clunk
    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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