One word…

Got a really thought-provoking email yesterday. It asked which word I would erase from my vocabulary if I could.
Got me thinking… and thinking… and more thinking (and I don’t think all that well at the best of times – oh, I ponder, I wonder, I muse and I brood, but thinking doesn’t come easily… 😉


I’ve been up all night

Tossing and a-turning

No, there was no fight!!

(and the sheet’s aren’t a-burning 😳 )

 ’twas a thought in my head

That kept me from sleep

So, when I hit the bed

I didn’t count sheep…


Instead I counted one by one

The words I use, but wished them gone

And finally! just before the break of dawn

When Helge said: “My Love, Good morn’!!” 😉 (ok so sue me – I’m a rhymer) :mrgreen:

It hit me right between the eyes

that word I know so well –

the one I often use with sighs

when of my ‘musts’ I tell:

I HAVE to go to work today

I HAVE to mail a friend

I HAVE before the month of May

to change my ‘HAVE to’ trend

I HAVE to write that song this week

I HAVE to go to church

I HAVE to find and HAVE to seek

An answer to my ‘HAVE to’ search…


Now, that was just the easy part

To find the culprit bother

But now my mind plays mindful art

To swap it with another

And as I’ve told y’all before

I have no problem brooding

But when my brain requires more

The answers keep eluding…

And just as I was ’bout to quit

And yell “to hell with thinking!!”

As if by lightning I was hit

(feels much like I’d been drinking…) 😀


I GOT it – Yes!! I got the phrase

Which I from now on’ll use

So HAVE I simply can erase

Put GET in HAVE’s ol’ shoes:

I GET to go to work today

I GET to mail a friend

I GET before the month of May

To change my ‘HAVE to’ trend

I GET to write that song this week

I GET to go to church

I GET to find and GET to seek

My new-found “GET to” ‘s worth!!





 I GET to get some sleep tonite :mrgreen: GET it? 




13 Responses to “One word…”

  1. 1 Krista
    April 24, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    Got it! 😉

  2. 2 ding
    April 24, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    Ding hou van hierdie, Beeps.

  3. April 24, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Brilliant! 🙂

  4. April 25, 2009 at 9:44 am

    Get it!!! 😈

  5. April 26, 2009 at 9:59 am

    So true. 😉

  6. April 26, 2009 at 11:55 am

    Got you! Wonderlike vers.

  7. April 27, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    Ok Beeps!!! I GOT it – Yes!! I got the phrase!!! 😉

  8. April 28, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    GOT IT! Cool idee…mmmm, laat ek dink. Dis vrek moeilik.

  9. April 29, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    Okay, got it 2. 😆

  10. May 2, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    En skielik klink dit asof ons kan uitsien deur die een ou woordjie. Hmmmm….. La’t ‘n mens wonder 😉

  11. May 4, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    Plasie het gedink en gedink en gedink. En dit was moeilik en dit was seer, maar Plasie het nog gedink. En uiteindelik het Plasie sy woordjie gekry.
    Daardie woordtjie is MAAR. Met die woordjie MAAR verhoed Plasie enige kans dat iets of iemand net kan wees, want die woord MAAR kwalifiseer alles.
    “Dit is ‘n mooi song, MAAR dalk moet jy dit stadiger sing”
    “Dit is ‘n lekker fees, MAAR die kosrye is te lank”
    Sound familiar? 😉
    Die woordjie maar gaan nie vervang word in Plasie se woordeskat nie, hy gaan doodeenvoudig weggelaat word. Want die woordjie MAAR verhoed jou om ooit werklik net “content” te wees.

    • 12 BB
      May 4, 2009 at 3:35 pm

      Hmmm… mooi gedink Plasie. Baie mooi!! Ek moet vir iemand baie spesiaal daai laaste sinnetjie voorlê 😉

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