I’m a Verb

“Okay, so a noun is a person, place or thing.” The teacher wrote noun on the white board. “Now,” she asked, “what is a verb?”

Beyoncé, the class brain, raised her hand. “I’m a verb,” she said. Before the teacher could object, Beyoncé said, “I’m an action. I’m running, skipping, dancing, bouncing. I’m a verb.”

Please leave a comment with your first 50 words on the topic, “I’m a verb.”


Author: Virginia DeBolt

Writer and teacher who writes blogs about web education, writing practice, and pop culture.

One thought on “I’m a Verb”

  1. Verbosity,verbiage,verbs, words, actions, descriptions.
    We live in a world overwhelmed with the need to speak out, be heard, make noise, articulate.

    That brings to the mind the story of a tao master, who was lying beneath a tin roof, counting his last breaths.
    The courtyard was full of seekers of wisdom, come to lap up his last words.
    He remained in silence, absorbed in listening to squirrels scamper on the tin roof.
    Impatient disciples whispered into his ears,”master please speak.”
    Master said,”Shhh, listen.”
    And died.
    In the pindrop silence, squirrels carried on, oblivious.

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