I’ve been reading Kyle Vaughn’s Lightning Paths and working my way through the writing exercises from cover to cover. Today’s challenge is to write a coinage poem that defines a word. I looked back to the day that Margaret Simon challenged Open Writers at to write etymology poems. Here is mine from that day: I defined the word Quirky.

Meet Quirky 

Quirky was born in 1873

to the adjective family tree,

wrapped upside-down in

a blanket different from all the rest ~

peculiar, off-beat, bizarre

eccentric, outlandish and

strange in an oddly appealing way,

in the same year in the 

word hospital as bumfuzzled,

capisce, and wordsmith.  

So wear the mismatched socks.

March to your own beat. Be quirky!

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