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We all have our fears - what's yours?

A chapter in the book A Potpourri of Poetic Curiosities


by CD Richards

When I was just a little lad,

I lost count of the nightmares had

from watching Deadly Earnest on TV.

A mind on Creature Features fed,

imagined, underneath the bed,

cryptobionts of great variety.

And in my closet there were hid,

strange beings that would eat a kid,

they'd serve him up for dinner in a pie.

Today, the boy is fully grown,

the foolishness of childhood's flown—

I'm fearful now of monsters in the sky.



Today's word: cryptobiont (n.) an animal that lives out of sight, or in a concealed habitat.

Not entirely autobiographical.

My much-treasured Christmas present for 2017 is a book by Paul Anthony Jones: "The cabinet of linguistic curiosities". Each page contains a descriptive story about some obscure or archaic word. It occurred to me it would be a fun exercise to try and write, each day, a poem featuring the "word of the day" from the book.

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