Borrowed Words

Ingenious was the gossamer fabric
That entwined the passion within our lives
For so often then you left me breathless
With insatiable love, insatiable desire

Delicious was the pleasure of my every breath
No demons haunted the love you did inspire
Pernicious malcontent lost in the past
Empyrean dreams searched for in the sky

A blessed home with children and hamster
The days of reckoning seemed so far away
Your luminescent presence was so uplifting
In ethereal dreams without a care we lay

For this was the dream, this was our time to be
But too short, too quick, the end came to pass
For pride robbed me of the words I should have said
Now borrowed words are all I have – no class

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I was lost for words a while a go and asked to borrow some. I promised that I would return them – with interest – and here they are. To those generous people who lent me some of their words – Kristin, Christie, Jane, Sally, Ruth, Kath and Pete – (see tags for their words) I thank you for the loan of them and was happy to use them – all except for the word Caboolture that is – I could not fit that in anywhere at this time – sorry Pete.
These are the words I borrowed: breath, breathless, children, delicious, demons, desire, empyrean, entwined, ethereal, gossamer, hamster, home, ingenious, insatiable, luminescent, malcontent, passion, pernicious and reckoning


breath desire, children home, delicious breathless, empyrean reckoning, entwined demons, gossamer ingenious, insatiable pernicious, luminescent hamster, malcontent, passion ethereal


  • wrongway
    wrongwayabout 4 years ago


  • thanks pete

    – Tony Mutton

  • Genevieve Robey
    Genevieve Robeyabout 4 years ago

    Excellent idea and what brilliant work you’ve done with their words. This is a really fabulous piece.

  • thank you so much Gen – …tony

    – Tony Mutton

  • evitaoz
    evitaozabout 4 years ago

    you ‘poeted’ a whole movie here. great write

  • thanks for the kind words…tony

    – Tony Mutton

  • sandra .
    sandra .about 4 years ago

    Hehe…what choice words, cleverly strung together :))
    “Pernicious malcontent lost in the past
    Empyrean dreams searched for in the sky”
    Doozies, well done Tony:)
    sandra x

  • hehe – my eyes nearly popped out of my head when I saw some of the words I had been lent – I thought maybe I had bitten off more than I could chew – all OK in the end though…tony

    – Tony Mutton

  • Hathor
    Hathorabout 4 years ago

    HA! YEAH, man, this is f’ing brilliant, i LOVE it! wow, this looks like it was really fun; maybe we should do this as a regular thing?
    So…got any words I could borrow? Mine are so sleepy from overuse. :)
    no really…got any?
    this is so beautiful, good job!

  • hey Kristin – scary first – then fun – could only “look” at the words first for a few days so I could get my mind around them – regular thing – who knows (20 borrowed words, 16 lines of writing, 100+ words to be written)…So – some words just for you?…How about some of my favorites then ? – cerebral, eccentric and fickle (haha – I could be describing myself – maybe)…Tony

    – Tony Mutton

  • Sally R
    Sally Rabout 4 years ago

    so sad, so beautiful and so ingenious……….

  • thanks sally – hard to write with borrowed words let me tell you…(the first draft was even sadder haha) – but it was a lot of fun…tony

    – Tony Mutton

  • Hathor
    Hathorabout 4 years ago

    oh wowe, that’s gonna be tough, but i never ever back down from a…back atcha soon. ;)
    thanks, I promise to return them is fair working order, although…eccentric and I do sort’a like each-other, i think he’s cute, he likes the way I wear two different socks and read upsidedown, you know…so he may get in after cerfew.

  • never back down and read upside down – love it – enjoy your words…tony

    – Tony Mutton

  • kathibook
    kathibookabout 4 years ago

    Wow!! What an amazing job you’ve done with this!! Fascinating task. And you even got my ‘hamster’ in there!! My hat is off to you sir!! You are a genius wordsmith!

  • thank you for your generous compliment – hamster was easy the easy part – lol…Tony

    – Tony Mutton

  • lolowe
    loloweabout 4 years ago

    You weaved those borrowed words together beautifully!

  • thank you so much…tony

    – Tony Mutton

  • Matt Penfold
    Matt Penfoldabout 4 years ago

    That’s the good thing about words, you can keep lending them out and still have them, you’ve woven them well :-)

  • thanks very much Matt…some times it is good to get a lend of some other words so you can get a new perspective on them…Tony

    – Tony Mutton

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