100 Words

I hope this post doesn’t come across as too weird or you think I’m finally off my rocker.

I often think that something totally random can also be poetic.  Take, for example, the list of the 100 most commonly used words in the English language, as determined by the Oxford English Dictionary.  (See this BBC article for more information.)

It occurred to me that if you take the words, in order of use, and add a little punctuation for emphasis, it turns out rather poetic.  Since I enjoy words in general, as does one particular reader of this blog, I thought I would share the resulting poem which I call “The Be To”

The Be To

Of, and a in, that have I
It, for not on, with he as you do.

At this, but his, by from they,
We say her.

She or an will, my one all
Would there their?

What so up out, if about?
Who get which, go me?

When make can, like time.
No, just him know.

Take people into year, your good.
Some could them see other than then.

Now, look only.

Come, its over.

Think also back after use.
Two how our work first well.

Way, even new want because.

Any these give day most us.

If you decide to call the guys in the white coats, be sure and let me know so I can have head start.

3 thoughts on “100 Words

  1. Well, sadly… I think you’ve made a huge move toward your future residence at the funny farm. This is your warning. Grab your essentials, and RUN, Steve, RUN!!!

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