Words Change



As I get older, at times language makes me shake my head
There are times I get strange looks from the word I said
Words that we’ve grown up with taking on new meaning
Hard to be politically correct, but I try not to be demeaning.

Remember the Flintstones theme inviting us to a ‘gay old time’
Now we have to be careful when using the term gay in a rhyme
Remember when a friend would help you hook up something
Now if someone helps you hook up, it is a very different thing.

Remember when rubbers were something you put on your feet
Now if you carry them around with you, you are looking to meet
Remember we’d hit a beach, take off our thongs, give them a toss
Now if they put on a thong, it is more like wearing some butt floss.

Remember when we tried to work and we’d select the right tool
Now when you have thoughts of a tool, you just imagine such a fool
Remember when it was shameful to think of someone with a cell
Now if our young children don’t have one, we aren’t doing so well.

A backlog was the biggest log in a fireplace, not all the work to do
A boob was a stupid person, not something we try to catch a view
Someone sick was to be avoided, now a thing by which we’re amazed
Who knows which of today’s words will leave new generations crazed.

About graypoet

Just one that at times puts the words to the page and lets them fall as they might.
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4 Responses to Words Change

  1. Lesley says:

    Love this piece… So very true…

  2. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:


  4. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words says:

    love this šŸ™‚ even if it reminds what birthday I will have this year LOLs
    Hope you are doing okay these days Charles….
    Take Care…You Matter…

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