#873 – Ginormous Jellyfish

Ginormous Jellyfish
“It’s huge and it looks tickle-happy!”


“Ginormous,” says sweet Stephanie
of everything she sees:
“ginormous” this, “ginormous” that,
“ginormous” those and these.

She could say “pulchritudinous”
if she described your looks,
“majestic” for the mountaintops,
“voluminous” for books.

But no, they’re all “ginormous” so
I’m starting to suppose
the adjective “ginormous” is
the only one she knows.

That’s why I’ve chosen to ignore
her overblown decree
of some “ginormous” jellyfish
that Stephie claims to see.

Special mention to my friend Stephanie Lamphere for suggesting “pulchritudinous” as a vocabulary challenge today. Not only did she get the word in there, but she became a character of sorts in the poem. Of course, the real Stephanie has a much better vocabulary.

A second special mention goes to my sons, who used the word “ginormous” about twenty times during dinner last night. Even Xander, who has a four-year-old’s vocabulary, threw it in a few times.

Want to challenge me to incorporate a difficult word into a poem? Leave your suggestion in the comments, and if I pick yours, I’ll mention you and link to your website and twitter handle.

Author: Samuel Kent

I'm a dad who wants to share his labor of love with the world. I also happen to be an award-winning artist and poet. Follow the lunchbox doodles and poems on twitter: @LunchboxDoodler!

4 thoughts on “#873 – Ginormous Jellyfish”

  1. I did actually see a ginormous jellyfish once. It was an urban jellyfish in its natural habitat… I wish I had a picture. When I got closer I realized it was just a guy, crossing the street in the rain at night, with a big clear trash bag on his head and it was blowing in the breeze behind him and reflecting the street lights. But it was absolutely beautiful in the way that only odd sightings in the middle of the night in the city can be.

    I love this poem. Looking forward to seeing what you do with the next one!

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