"Portrait of a Lady" by Angelica Kauffman‘Vexed By A Verb!’ by E. V. Wyler The Society February 3, 2017 Humor, Poetry 4 Comments “Vexed by a verb!” I often vent, undeniably discontent. Let my quirky quote be the key to promoting a patent plea for the status I’d reinvent: Pairing “I am” with “years” has meant an identity I resent; being defined by age makes me vexed by a verb! The remedy I’d implement, ownership of the time one’s spent, prefers “to have” over “to be”; hence, “having” years will guarantee my halting to holler hell-bent “Vexed by a verb!” E. V. “Beth” Wyler grew up in Elmont, NY. At 43, she obtained her associate’s degree from Bergen Community College. She and her husband, Richard, share their empty Fair Lawn, NJ nest with 3 cats and a beta fish. Her oldest daughter is a biomedical engineer and her other two children are SUNY undergraduate students. E. V. Wyler’s poetry has been published in: The Storyteller, Feelings of the Heart, WestWard Quarterly, The Pink Chameleon, Nuthouse Magazine, The Rotary Dial, and on the website Poetry Soup. In addition, 3 accepted poems are pending publication in Vox Poetica. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 4 Responses Hibah Shabkhez February 5, 2017 😀 Reply Bob McGinness February 7, 2017 Why even Hamlet would repent, when he heard your argument. And choose the option, not “to be,” instead “to have” would query he. Reply Kim Cherub October 21, 2018 E. V., I can think of many verbs that have vexed me! I like your poem but I do have one question: Shouldn’t it be “undeniably discontented”? Reply E. V. October 23, 2018 Good question! If “undeniably discontent” is bad grammar, then I’d change the line because the “-ent” ending of “discontent” is required to pair with “vent”. However, although “discontent” is usually used as a noun, I believe it can be used as an adjective, too. Here’s a link to the M.W. dictionary definition: http://www.learnersdictionary.com/definition/discontent Evan? Any thoughts? Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.