Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia AKA Longer Words

The fear of long words
itself one of the longest.
A cruel joke
akin to s living in lisp
or a priest living in sin.

advocates for a marriage
between church and state.
The priest can ordain
at the governor’s estate.

The hexakosioihexekontahexaphobics
don’t care if church and state
are together
or apart
as long as you don’t mention the
triple six number, dagger to the heart.

Daggers mean nothing
to apathetic teens.
They are experts
in floccinaucinihilipilification
deeming it all unimportant,
until they slam doors
is the culprit.

is a mouthful way to say
examine your throat to make sure it’s okay.

If you must cough,
cover your mouth
is gunna spill out.

And if it spills out,
you should get another throat exam
for you may have
and you’re sick as a clam.

Strengthen and heal
with chemical zeal;
steroids if you will.
For cyclopentanoperhydrophenanthrene
is the exposed bones
of a performance enhancing dose.

Fear not if you can’t pronounce these words
Neither can I.
They’re only really useful
to be impressive to the eye.


  1. Ha! Well, I’m glad you got that out of your system. I can pronounce Esophagogastroduodenoscopy, but a little latin will getcha a lot of natural science terms πŸ˜‰

    1. A little latin goes a long way

      1. Oh, ok πŸ™‚

  2. This is so delightful! I must share it! Thanks for checking out Shark Dreams!

    1. P.S. Just to clarify, after reading the legal stuff, I promise I won’t steal this poem. Would you mind if I reblogged it with all credit due to the author?

      1. Absolutely! I’m glad you want to share.

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