Word of the day: folderol

Poets United prompt: diamond

all the folderol and fluff
nothing but a bunch of stuff
not even diamonds in the rough

when troubles come and come they do
importance changes nothing new
and stuff’s the first to go it’s true

how intentional life would be if we
could keep that focused way to see
and furnish heart rooms simply

13 thoughts on “Simple

  1. Diane T

    Folderol and fluff, eh? Haven’t heard the word folderol in AGES! Makes me think! Surprising poem, and that’s a good thing!

  2. Dee Post author

    thank you all and Paschal – I LOVED the video. Years ago Dale and I built a 24 x 24 garage that we finished off and lived in for several years with plans to add a house later. We ended up selling and lived in an rv on pipeline for awhile but it was a great experience. I don’t think I would have tried with children though…

  3. Robert Lloyd

    I really liked the poem and will have to admit I googled the word folderol. I had an idea of what it meant but do not think I have ever heard it. Thank you for the forced lesson lol. At the risk of sounding repetative I too enjoyed how the last lined closed out your poem. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Dee Post author

      Glad on both counts Robert. I am on an email list from and folderol was the word of the day – I had the urge to pin my hair up in a tight bun and shake my finger and repeat over and over “No folderol! No folderol!”

  4. brenda w

    Dee-This rocks! The rhythm and end rhyme come so naturally, it’s got a child’s poem quality that shines up through your words. I love it!!!

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