The Daily Post prompt:
This is clearly subjective, but some words really sound like the thing they describe (personal favorites: puffin; bulbous; fidgeting). Do you have an example of such a word (or, alternatively, of a word that sounds like the exact opposite of what it refers to)? What do you think creates this effect?
For me the word that absolutely fits the thing it describes is, “MUM”.
Mum’s the word
Mum’s the word, as elegant as a coat made of fur,
Short, warm and soft just like her.
Soft to start with and soft to end; her love for U will never bend.
Protecting U from the front and back,
her embrace like a tightrope never grows slack.
Mum’s the word, everyone knows;
The older you become, the more obvious it grows,
That you are the center of her world, yes she always keeps U in the middle.
Since the moment you were born, dependent and brittle.
She kept her feet steadfast on the ground so yours could be in the air waving around.
Mum’s the word, the first word you said
as you cuddled up next to her just after being fed.
“The day you grow up is the day that I dread”
Mum would always say as she clutched your little head
Mum’s the word short, simple and sweet,
It is no wonder we’re taught that heaven lay at her feet
When she brought you into this world with all that pain and strife
She was happily, willingly, risking her life.
You just have to love her doing otherwise is absurd
and this is why MUM’s word.