Monday, April 30, 2018. Daily Brit Wit.


Noun, British informal 

A person’s mouth.


“Burrowed inside

and lost to the wild

recesses of your mind

the ugliness hides beneath

a calming veneer

buried enough

to hide its true intentions

from even you.

An ebony-tinted spider web

crafted to eternal perfection

a translucent maze

meant to control you


splendidly in spite

of the chaos

that slips from your running gob;

because soon enough

all that control

you thought you harboured

guileless and true

it shall come back and haunt you

as you sink inside an indigo lagoon.”


© The Loyal Brit Wit, 2018

14 thoughts on “Gob

  1. I smiled a smile of mirth and sinister revengy cackling while I twiddled my moustache and proclaimed, “mwahaha…”

    Really REALLY enjoyed this one, K.
    Super duper, wordsmith trooper

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  2. Hi gob is less ‘informal’ than crude and intended to offend as in ‘shut your gob’ or’she’s got a gob on her’ (of someone who says more than she should). It’s more often used as a synonym for spit as in, ‘He gobbed all over me.’


    1. Hi, thanks. I know the various uses of gob and know the general uses of it is for “shutting your gob” and that it also stems from the word gobsmacked. Also, can’t words have more than one meaning? I appreciate you taking the time to read and reply.


  3. Your post grabbed me and dragged me in, which surprised me because usually, when I see a post in poetry format, I don’t stick around. Just hasn’t been my thing. But yours had me before I realized what I was reading and, dang, I even read it twice. Well played britwit. (Good name, too, btw, although I WAS surprised of your claim to NOT being a Brit! Tricky stuff, you).

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    1. I understand poetry isn’t always everyone’s preference. I’m very honored to hear this!! 😃 Hopefully the rest will grab your attention as well. Additionally, I write flash fiction, too. It hasn’t been as common of an occurrence recently, but I have a piece from Saturday that isn’t poetry. Thank you so very much for taking the time to read and review! All the best, Kelsey.

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