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I Prefer Puppy Kisses

cute little pups




Mainstream pundits love being clever

and they like

the word


Bright and clever and transparent is trending,

gone viral,

yet gone tomorrow,

popular disappears

with the attention span of a tweet


a disadvantaged cause left to wither.

The worst curse you can have is to be boring

when everyone is glitzy, a movie star, a newsflash.

The 50’s craze is over,

gone with milkshakes and job security.

Now you hear them say


every day,

very often





the word like,

the word you are not supposed to use

in eighth grade English class

is all over in print.


I prefer puppy kisses.


chey's bday card 2015


Journal prompt: write about language trends. Have you noticed how the word “tons” has been appearing in mainstream language? Do you think an English teacher would approve? What are your thoughts on language trends?

Why do you think the word “transparent” is so popular? Do you find an irony in the word in this day and age?








I made it this far and plan to keep going. I believe nature heals the soul. I love to journal, to write, do art, and music. I'm not afraid to tackle tough subjects. Solar-powered & drive hybrid. Trying to do my part. Earned my BA at 53. And, I believe, it's never too late to have a happy childhood.

5 thoughts on “I Prefer Puppy Kisses

  1. I love your humor and intelligent observation. I want to add from the un-trendy side that continuous use of words not allowed in eighth grade English makes for boring reading and hearing. Puppy kisses sound cuddly. ❤

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