–noun 1. a narrow strip of flexible material, especially leather, as for fastening or holding things together. 2. a looped band by which an item may be held, pulled, lifted, etc., as a bootstrap or a ring that standing passengers may hold on to in a bus, subway, or the like. 3. a strop for a razor. 4. a long, narrow object or piece of something; strip; band. 5. an ornamental strip or band. 6. shoulder strap. 7. watchband. 8. Machinery . a shallow metal fitting surrounding and retaining other parts, as on the end of a rod. 9. Nautical, Machinery . also strop. a. a rope or a band of metal surrounding and supporting a block, etc. b. a metal band surrounding the pulley of a block to transmit the load on the pulley to its hook or shackle. c. a rope sling, as for handling cargo. d. a ring or grommet of rope. –verb (used with object) 10. to fasten or secure with a strap or straps. 11. to fasten (a thing) around something in the manner of a strap. 12. to sharpen on a strap or strop. 13. to beat or flog with a strap.
–verb (used without object) 1. to increase by natural development, as any living organism or part by assimilation of nutriment; increase in size or substance. 2. to form and increase in size by a process of inorganic accretion, as by crystallization. 3. to arise or issue as a natural development from an original happening, circumstance, or source. 4. to increase gradually in size, amount, etc.; become greater or larger; expand. 5. to become gradually attached or united by or as if by growth. 6. to come to be by degrees; become. 7. Nautical . to lie or extend in a certain direction, as an anchor cable. –verb (used with object) 8. to cause to grow. 9. to allow to grow. 10. to cover with a growth (used in the passive)
–verb (used with object) 1. to represent (a fault, offence, etc.) as less serious. 2. to serve to make (a fault, offence, etc.) seem less serious. 3. to underestimate, underrate, or make light of. 4. Archaic . a. to make thin, lean, or emaciated. b. to reduce the consistency or density of.
To extenuate my sins I took you to a black beach For a romantic stroll But you hurt your foot On a fallen chestnut
–noun 1. a wether or other male sheep that leads the flock, usually bearing a bell. 2. a person or thing that assumes the leadership or forefront, as of a profession or industry. 3. a person or thing that shows the existence or direction of a trend; index. 4. a person who leads a mob, mutiny, conspiracy, or the like; ringleader.
If you promise not to castrate me I'll be your faithful bellwether Always. I'll let you tie nosegays in my hair And we'll foment ignominies together
–verb (used with object) 1. to treat with disdain, scorn, or contempt; scoff at; mock. –verb (used without object) 2. to show disdain, scorn, or contempt; scoff, mock, or gibe (often followed by "at"). –noun 3. a disdainful, scornful, or contemptuous remark or act; insult; gibe.
One might try and flout Metempsychosis However our world's Physical body Is sheer delusion Our true nature Is energy, force It waxes and wanes Never disappears.
–adj. 1. of great weight; hard to lift or carry 2. of great amount, quantity, or size; extremely large; massive. 3. of great force, intensity, turbulence, etc. 4. of more than the usual or average weight. 5. having much weight in proportion to bulk; being of high specific gravity. 6. of major import; grave; serious.. 7. deep or intense; profound. 8. Military . a. thickly armed or equipped with guns of large size.. b. (of guns) of the more powerful sizes: heavy weapons. 9. hard to bear; burdensome; harsh; oppressive. 10. hard to cope with; trying; difficult. 11. being as indicated to an unusually great degree. 12. broad, thick, or coarse; not delicate. 13. weighted or laden.. 14. fraught; loaded; charged. 15. depressed with trouble or sorrow; showing sorrow; sad. 16. without vivacity or interest; ponderous; dull. 17. slow in movement or action; clumsy. 18. loud and deep; sonorous. 19. (of the sky) overcast or cloudy. 20. exceptionally dense in substance; insufficiently raised or leavened; thick. 21. (of food) not easily digested. 22. being in a state of advanced pregnancy; nearing childbirth. 23. having a large capacity, capable of doing rough work, or having a large output. 24. producing or refining basic materials, as steel or coal, used in manufacturing. 25. sober, serious, or sombre. 26. Chemistry . of or pertaining to an isotope of greater than normal atomic weight, as heavy hydrogen or heavy oxygen, or to a compound containing such an element, as heavy water. 27. Slang . a. very good; excellent. b. very serious or important. 28. Prosody . (of a syllable) a. stressed. b. long. –noun 29. a sombre or ennobled theatrical role or character. 30. the theatrical role of a villain. 31. an actor who plays a theatrical heavy. 32. Military . a gun of great weight or large calibre. 33. Slang . a very important or influential person
Your dreams are so heavy When you lock me out Banging on their door Asking to be let in Or out.
–verb (used without object) 1. to come, change, or grow to be (as specified). 2. to come into being. –verb (used with object) 3. to be attractive on; befit in appearance; look well on. 4. to be suitable or necessary to the dignity, situation, or responsibility of.
Sorrow becomes her Blood rusted on her cheeks The burn cooled to acceptance Of what can’t be changed.
DESERT –noun 1. a region so arid because of little rainfall that it supports only sparse and widely spaced vegetation or no vegetation at all. 2. any area in which few forms of life can exist because of lack of water, permanent frost, or absence of soil. 3. an area of the ocean in which it is believed no marine life exists. 4. any place lacking in something –adj. 6. of, pertaining to, or like a desert; desolate; barren. 7. occurring, living, or flourishing in the desert. 8. designed or suitable for wear in the desert, as cool, protective clothing
–verb (used with object) 1. to leave (a person, place, etc.) without intending to return, esp. in violation of a duty, promise, or the like. 2. (of military personnel) to leave or run away from (service, duty, etc.) with the intention of never returning. 3. to fail (someone) at a time of need. –verb (used without object) 4. to forsake or leave one's duty, obligations, etc. (sometimes fol. by from, to, etc.). 5. (of military personnel) to leave service, duty, etc., with no intention of returning –noun 1. Often, deserts. reward or punishment that is deserved. 2. the state or fact of deserving reward or punishment. 3. the fact of deserving well; merit; virtue.
Sand Dunes Desert My reward For months of hard work Slipping through my fingers like time With just a faint memory settling between my teeth Warm scents to coax my reptile brain Sweet shushing of wind Over sand Peace Light
–noun 1. the side of a coin, medal, flag, etc., that bears the principal design ( opposed to reverse). 2. the front or principal surface of anything. 3. a counterpart. 4. Logic. a proposition obtained from another by obversion. –adj. 5. facing the observer. 6. corresponding to something else as a counterpart. 7. having the base narrower than the top, as a leaf.
Stating the obverse from my alternative side, causing commotion and annoyance You call me contrary - of course - but please consider Where was the starting position The true line of sight My focus, My point Of View.
–noun 1. Usually, fantods. a state of extreme nervousness or restlessness; the willies; the fidgets (usually preceded by "the" ). 2. Sometimes, fantods. a sudden outpouring of anger, outrage, or a similar intense emotion.
Assailed by caffeine induced fantods I turn to sipping green tea or hot water In a desperate attempt at reclaiming serenity
–verb (used with object) 1. to challenge as false (another's statements, motives, etc.); cast doubt upon. 2. Archaic . to assail (a person) by words or arguments; vilify. 3. Obsolete . to attack (a person) physically.
He wasn't a coward! He would impugn such concept: The helmet was only there Because imposed by law