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When I grow up

dare to dream

By Heather HublerPublished 2 months ago 2 min read
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When I grow up, I want to be a thesaurus,

A veritable wordsmithing dinosaur.

I'd know every difference, distinction and nuance,

Between the shades of cherish, admire, adore.

Everyone would come to me seeking clarity,

I'd smile and spin out synonyms and antonyms, en masse.

Questions would come to me daily,

Pleading, begging, imploring for world-class.

If someone was feeling quite happy,

I'd help them figure out, examine, explore.

Were they a hint of joyful, delighted, contented?

Or would I be searching for a word like adore?

Maybe they'd be writing a thriller

on a dark and dreary, wet day,

They'd need descriptors of menace aplenty,

I'd find peril, risk, hazard–all great to convey!

Shades of blue you're now needing and wanting?

Lapis, cerulean, aqua, or navy might do.

Let me keep thinking, pondering, ruminating,

I might come up with a dozen more hues that are new.

And if you have deep feelings of sadness,

I'd be there to commiserate, sympathize and console,

Surround you with so many comforts,

It would be my absolute, utmost, primary goal.

Maybe you're curious about a current-day phrasing,

What's drippin', bussin', rent-free?

Lowkey, I'd need to consult and confer with my cousin,

Urban dictionary would spill all the tea.

Whatever your needs, whatever your must-haves,

I'd guide you to satisfactory conclusion.

And at the end of the day, I'd hope you're well on your way

To seeming highbrow, bookish, wise-a profusion!

Yes, it's my biggest dream, my deepest ambition,

I love words and want to share them with you.

Maybe instead of pining away, hoping to be a thesaurus,

I'll be a poet, they're marvels at using words too.


Just a silly little tribute to my good friend, the thesaurus.

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  • Bryan Buffkin2 months ago

    Might have to share this with my students. Cute and playful. Loved it.

  • McKenzie McQuade2 months ago

    Very cute and makes me want to be a thesaurus too

  • Oluwatoyin Adeleke2 months ago

    Cute understable.

  • Oluwatoyin Adeleke2 months ago

    What a great dream

  • Thavien Yliaster2 months ago

    Mmmmm... This poem was straight bussin'. Certainly lackin' no flavor at all. Hammer out those words, coin those phrases, dare to be Shakespearin' with no fear in You at all.

  • Joe Patterson2 months ago

    Very well done, my friend and congratulations.

  • This is great. Very clever!

  • Mekayla Brooks2 months ago

    I imagine this as a cute little illustrated storybook :)

  • Veronica Coldiron2 months ago

    What an amazing aspiration! This poem was absolutely delightful to read!! LOVED this!

  • Kyanna2 months ago

    I love the whimsy! I found this to be such a joy to read

  • Zohaib Sunesara2 months ago

    A beautiful poem on the theme of growing up! The idea of embracing the present while looking forward to the future is inspiring. Thank you for sharing your words.

  • Kim2 months ago

    I loooove this! The photo too 🤣 I use PowerThesaurus.com - if you haven’t tried it I highly recommend.

  • Allie Bickerton2 months ago

    Such a bubbly poem! Well done and congrats, Heather!

  • Noyon Khan2 months ago

    Congrats on your top story

  • Diani Alvarenga2 months ago

    "I'd help them figure out, examine, explore. Were they a hint of joyful, delighted, contented? Or would I be searching for a word like adore?" Such a great poem Heather! <3

  • Jessica Banda2 months ago

    This is wonderful!

  • Wowwww, this was so brilliant and so YOU! I loved the concept of this piece. A very fun tribute to the thesaurus!

  • Dana Stewart2 months ago

    Congratulations of Top Story - this was so sweet and fun too 😊

  • Gina C.2 months ago

    Congratulations on Top Story, my friend!! This one is so clever and so deserving!! 🥰

  • Tiffany Gordon 2 months ago

    So charming & well-written! Congrats on your Top Story! BRAVO! 😁💛

  • Brin J.2 months ago

    Omg the cute lil dinosaur! Lol, this was an adorable read. I can see how it got top stories :). Congrats Heather. I'm so proud of you. And you inspire me every time I read one of your pieces to become a better writer.

  • Caroline Jane2 months ago

    Cute and clever! A diamond ditty!! 💎 love it. ❤️

  • Subhi Najar2 months ago

    Congrats on your top story!!!

  • Brenton F2 months ago

    I've loved the phrase "Wordsmith" since forever and here you are raising the bar yet again - what wonderful piece of art you have graced us with thank you and kudos!

  • Congratulations on your Top Story. I am s glad they did not pass up this bundle of joy and cuteness.

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