A Well-travelled Word


“Depraved” has baggage
Powerful connotations
Send hot-cold shudders


This is a “Three Word Wednesday” contribution.

Seed words: “Cold”, “Depraved”, “Powerful”.


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Posted on January 28, 2015, in Three Word Wednesday and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.

  1. magicalmysticalteacher

    Yes, I would imagine that every Depraved has baggage—baggage that I would prefer that s/he not open!

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    • What I had in mind here was the emotional associations, the positive or negative charge which different words can have for different people: “death”, “nigger”, “homo”, “slug” etc etc.


  2. Powerful words for sure..beautifully echoed in your poem

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  3. we do not want depraved to open up that baggage.

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    • Less of a danger than when left hidden away from sight and mind though, I think. 🙂

      Once again Blogspot would not allow me to comment on your contribution, so it is here instead.

      “Such a different set of challenges you face and overcome here than those I set myself with 3WW, 🙂 “


  4. Words tend to change their meaning over the years. Depraved meant at one time ‘crooked’ or ‘distorted’. We do this so much with our language especially today.

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    • Baggage indeed. All kinds of emotions and considerations get gummed to words. It takes conscious effort to remove them, and a lot of people don’t see any reason to bother.

      Blogspot is again incapable/unwilling to accept my comment on your Auschwitz poem, which is

      “Both Auschwitz and Nuremberg have important lessons but sadly too many ignore them.”


  5. Interesting use of the words – I liked it.

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  6. Damage accomplished
    Comes from this disposition
    Minds barely survive

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    • When responding to a 3WW challenge I generally like to add to the challenge by writing a response which says something worthwhile reading and in as few words as possible. 🙂


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