Many kinds of comparisons are to be made
Of the adverbs and adjectives used every day.
Brightly colored, the circus spectral of three rings
Prides itself in performance to qualify things.
They provide entertainment and constant foreplay
To those parts of the private mind kept in the shade.
Positive is the first degree. At parade rest
Stands the bare modifier without a command.
Since no comparison is to be made at all,
It has no special duty to pique and enthrall
The most basic perceiver, nor does it expand
From declarative purity. Thus it is blessed.
The Comparative is the degree at mid-range.
With somewhat of an ego, it likes showing off.
Getting next to the Positive with its suffix,
It fulfills its libido without using tricks.
Satisfied in the fact that the others don’t’ scoff,
It has no fear of others thinking it is strange.
The loudest of the three is the Superlative.
Its formidable nature is taken to heart
By the other two able beings of degree.
It eclipses things within its vicinity.
If one needs an example, a good place to start
Is the bed of Disaster in which we all live.
Some Disast is a good thing. It strengthens the soul
And provides a good basis for getting along.
But Disaster is worse as it slows people down.
It can act like an adjective though it’s a noun.
Yet, the worst is Disastest where all can go wrong.
The existence of all three is what makes life whole.