I'm truly amazed
At the amount of clichés
Heard in conversation
Said with no reservation
Symptoms of cliché malaise

It's a fact
"Opposites attract"
My wife's a she
I'm a he
Can't argue with that

"Like a henpecked husband"
Another over-used cliché, and
Keeping most men crazed
It needs to be reappraised
Then conversationally banned

It's a long leap
From "beauty is skin deep"
To "love is blind"
"Just blows my mind"
That leap's too steep

"Let your conscience be your guide"
Another cliché ride
They like to flout
It's really "petered out"
And just conversational bromide

This cliche banality
Has no linguistic personality
Clichés I ardently dislike
Should all "take a hike"
Give way to originality

by Stan Cooper...8/21/08 graphic by Don Hunt

Poetry by Stan Cooper The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2008-08-25 at 02:37

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Kathy Lockhart The PoetBay support member heart!
Ain't it the truth. Ain't it the truth!! ; ) kathy

John Lambremont, Sr.
"At the end of the day"
I'll be a "happy camper"
if there would be "No way"
I'd hear stupid cliches!

Nice poem, Stan!

Esti D-G The PoetBay support member heart!
I can't stand cliches either, especially in soaps - the language is the poorest.

Phyllis J. Rhodes
I'm a cliche'
You're a cliche'
We are cliche's all
And if you ever need one friend
Well, pride goes before the fall!

Elle The PoetBay support member heart!
wherever you go there's one lurking, waiting to jump out at you - afraid I have been guilty of using them from time to time too - although I think I'm more famed for malapropism! Enjoyed Stan

Elle x