Parse of Speech
Because the Big Bang’s universal splatter
Set into play existing primal matter
(And since we want to name expanding bounds),
We use nouns.
One means of nomenclature never is enough,
Clichés can drive the meaning out of stuff;
Realizing this, we make short sounds
We call pronouns.
Not every bit of matter’s in its prime:
It all degrades in value over time.
So to describe an item or its rotten rival
We go adjectival.
You and me, we're cognitive: we think of things to do
As well as states of being we’ve been through,
Then we describe the jangles in our nerves
As we search for meaning in our lives,
Some say from modifying action truth derives:
The extent to which we act absurdly
Comes out adverbially.
Each day we try with infinite impatience
To hold and keep connections and relations;
Yet the most efficient links and transitions
Are often limited to prepositions.
Harsh human nature coaches us to fight
More than to come together and unite,
But rarely, language lets us seek harmonic function
Existence should itself be roundly cussed,
For in the end it drops us back into the dust –
Let’s protest such rude, infinite rejections
By shouting out our angry interjections!
- Richard Hacken