From very thorough sort of look
It seems there is, within my book,
More ‘very’ than one ever dreams,
And very much too much of ‘seems’
It seems that it is very clear
Very bad things here seem near,
So very often some words seem
To seem so very far extreme
While seemingly so very bad
Very good reasons seems I had –
The words all seemed so very apt
Seems, though, got very overlapped.
To vary ‘very’ I must try –
‘Extremely’ substitute get by?
Burst out at ‘seems’ must be unpicked –
‘Appears’ seems problem to have licked?
It is strange how one can become over-fond of some words which are not even needed for sense. This rhyme illustrates two words I seem to use very much too often. I had to go through all 400 pages of my latest on a ‘seek and destroy’ mission. These are the weeds which often lurk in overplanted beds of flowery language.
If it hadn’t been for the ‘Find’ function it seems I would have taken years, and I still would have missed very many. I have become blind to them. They seem to skim past me with the same very great ease of ‘the’ and ‘and’ and ‘a’.