Word of the Day Monday (Mettle)

Mettle (noun/MET-ul)- Mettle refers to the ability to continue in spite of difficulties.

Example of use:

The contestants proved their mettle by completing the triathlon.

Each Day

With each day it goes by

The emotions that roll through the mind

With all the reason to find

All the ways to try

To Mettle through this world of chaos around

Fighting here and there

Where no one seems to care

Not a solutions been found

© Chris Chonos

Word of the Day Monday (Inflammable)

The word of the day is inflammable.

Inflammable (adjective. in-FLAM-uh-bul)-Describes things that can easily catch fire. It also means easily excited or angered.

Example of use:

The gas is highly inflammable.

The messenger trembled as he stuttered out the news of the army’s defeat to the highly inflammable king.

Freedom Slips Away

This time that we live

So much expected to give

Not to ones that deserve

But ones that feel we serve

Passion it burns inside me now

Try to control I don’t know how

Take what they think we owe

An inflammable patriot my anger does grow

To give and think they need more

To control and make us poor

All in the name of safety and security they say

As slowly they erode freedoms away

© Chris Chonos

Word of the Day Monday (Nepenthe)

Ok, so I know it isn’t Monday but unfortunately life got in the way of things once again so it is time to play a little catch up; and I will be putting a name to my writing from this day forward.

The word of the day is Nepenthe- (Noun) An Ancient Greek word, nepenthe is defined as a medicine for sorrow. It is a place, person or thing, which can aid in forgetting your pain and suffering.

No More Pain

Oh how I love thee

You my nepenthe release me

Take away the pain inside

Forgetting the agony I do hide

No more will I suffering will I endure

For your love is so pure

©Chris Chonos