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SYLLABLE SOUPSyllable soup is not sour or sweetNo chunky vegetables, no floating meatThere are terms and expressions, from message to mottoEnunciated nouns and verbs with vibratoThere are plenty of adjectives and probablysome slangAt least if you’dMoreSYLLABLE SOUPSyllable soup is not sour or sweetNo chunky vegetables, no floating meatThere are terms and expressions, from message to mottoEnunciated nouns and verbs with vibratoThere are plenty of adjectives and probably some slangAt least if you’d like your syllable soup to have tangWould you care to make some? Anything goesGather ingredients and write them in rowsMean what you say and say what you meanTo create quintessential communication cuisineLet’s get our soup started, the syllables are hotDecide on your words and then fill up the potNow start the stirring, let the flavors all changeA good hearty soup should have sounds that are strangeBut you must be careful. Do not over spiceWords should enhance, invite and enticeThough all words are free, some have a costSometimes they’re not simple, so your reader gets lostThe stovetop’s the page, the chef is the writerWho chooses the words to make stories burn brighterSyllable soup is a scrumptious delightWhen the cook stirs in all the syllables rightNever too many and never too fewMake the syllable soup thats inside of youWhat’s that you say, you’d like a sample?How about instead I just cook an example?Seems fair enough - sometimes once we seeThen our hearts and our minds and our spirits agreeLet’s start with a word that’s been pummeled to pulpDrop it into the soup and get ready to gulpYour teachers have probably all said, “said is dead!”But said is not dead, it’s like butter to breadOr syllables to soup - I’ll explain what I meanYour teacher just meant that “said” shouldnt be seenSaid is a word which has only one soundNo matter how you inspect it or spin it aroundYet how many ways can you also say said?There’s at least a bajillion bulging outta my head!Speak, utter, voice- pronounce or replyYour hero could exclaim, or opine or cryOr maybe declare, recite or discloseBut a rose by another name is still just a roseWhen you find yourself looking for a perfect ingredientDon’t settle for the sound which seems most expedientThere is no substitution for that one perfect wordWhich will get the page read and your stories all heardThere is music to language, each word has a beatTo get you nodding your head and tapping your feetEach word has a sound, whether they run short or longThey are notes in the verse of a sentence’s songChoose each one wisely, place them all in a groupThen share a savory spoon full of syllable soupWith an ear for the music of language like no other book you’ve ever read, Syllable Soup has magic on every page. From characters such as Abumchuk the Buffalo to Ocho the Octopus and a puppy that uses Facebook, Syllable Soup is thoroughly modern and absolutely wonderful.Syllable Soup celebrates the passing of time, growing up, understanding self and the inescapable beauty of life as seen through the prism of well articulated words and magnificent rhythm.