spree

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spree

Pronunciation /spriː/
noun
1 A spell or sustained period of unrestrained activity of a particular kind.
1.1 dated – A spell of unrestrained drinking.
verb sprees, spreeing, spreed
[no object] dated
Take part in a spree.

Origin
Late 18th century of unknown origin.

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A spending spree is not for me.
I do not have sufficient money.
I try really hard to put off what I crave,
And as a result, I am able to save.

vindictive

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vindictive

Pronunciation /vɪnˈdɪktɪv/
adjective
Having or showing a strong or unreasoning desire for revenge.

Origin
Early 17th century from Latin vindicta ‘vengeance’ + -ive.

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In some sense, it is predictive
That I find the rules of man restrictive.
Blocking some from hope like a big sieve
Which leaves me feeling really vindictive.

straggler

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straggler

Pronunciation /ˈstraɡlə/
noun
1 A person in a group who becomes separated from the others, typically because of moving more slowly.
1.1 Something that grows or spreads irregularly or apart from others of its kind.

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It was a chore, to nag at her
For too often being a straggler.
She simply waved her rag of fur
And replied, “I will not haggle, sir!”

[My silly rhymes probably perplex people while perpetually pleasing me.]

Streams

Afloat upon a gentle stream,
We travel slowly, as if in dream.
But when the water turns too rough
To float along is not enough.

We must choose right now to fight,
To keep ourselves intact, upright,
To swim and kick and strive
To stay, heads up, alive.

Or perhaps, choose self-slaughter
Succumb to the crashing white water.
And float again instead
Because, too bad, we’re dead.

(Inspired by https://mstdn.io/@EdwardTorvalds )

transformation

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Pronunciation /ˌtransfəˈmeɪʃ(ə)n/ /ˌtrɑːnsfəˈmeɪʃ(ə)n/ /ˌtranzfəˈmeɪʃ(ə)n/ /ˌtrɑːnzfəˈmeɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
marked change in form, nature, or appearance.

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Lowly flour, when mixed properly with sugar, butter, milk, eggs, baking powder, then baked and frosted undergoes a transformation into that most astounding dessert, THE CAKE.

Preparing

Some say, “fixing to”.
I’ve been mixing too.
Next I shall bake,
Thus making a cake.