01 May 2013

A-Z Words Count

A boy considers doing
everything frightening girls.
He isn't just kidding,
likes mentioning names. Only,
people question rumors so
terrible.
Unless viciousness warrants
x-rays, you zoneout.






In response to the prompt yesterday from Marian at Imaginary Gardens with Real Toads to write a poem using words that start with the letters of the alphabet in order. I missed the deadline, however, so I post this for Mama Zen's words count, also at the Garden, as a poem with less than 45 words.


31 comments:

  1. Your A-Z is excellent. The first stanza reads so naturally that I would never have thought it governed by the alphabet.

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    1. Thanks, Kerry, it was an interesting challenge.

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  2. How naturally your verses flow! Though I question the word count (2x26), you have shown TWICE that words count! I hope Woman X shows up and acts zealously!

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    1. Oops, math is not my strong suit. I, too, root for women but that they X their yokes zealously. Strict letter order has its limitations.

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    2. Okay, I went back to the first one to keep to the word limit.

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  3. I am really impressed at these A-Z poems. The first especially flows nicely.

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  4. Impressive! I guess one has to stretch beyond the familiar.

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    1. I find learning these various forms helps.

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  5. Love the message and the flow of your alphabet poem.

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    1. Thanks, Susie. Isn't spring grand?

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  6. makes me think of those boys...the ones that took the pics of that girl and...ugh...and rumors are brutal things you know....people def believe them regardless their truth...

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    1. One more variation on an old, ugly theme.

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  7. Wow, Mary, you aced both prompts. Your ABC was well worth waiting for.
    K

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    1. Thanks, Kay. Takes me longer at times but I get there.

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  8. scary! but true. the verses just flow did not figure out tat it was A to Z till i saw the note at the end!:)

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    1. The news story was fresh in my mind- poor girl.

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  9. Interesting form, and amazing accomplishment! And yes, a sad theme these days.

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    1. I long for the day of peace and equality between the sexes. We must teach our grands respect and acceptance.

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  10. You zoneout... cracked me up!

    http://www.kimnelsonwrites.com/2013/05/02/the-mad-ones/

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    1. It's hard to come up with a z word but I think it is what we do too often in the face of less than lethal behaviors.

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  11. oh you tackle a difficult theme in your verse...i was so taken by what you said that i didn't pay attention that it's an a-z poem..which is a good thing

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    1. Yes, a difficult theme that got more focused by the limitations of the form.

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  12. Brilliantly accomplished!

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  13. I like this and was puzzling the meanings when I read about the prompt. Very clever.

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    1. Glad you came by and caught the meaning.

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  14. so fun, you did a great job with the alphabet thing! love it.

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  15. Wow! How on earth did you do that? I found the A to Z impossible to do.

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    1. The topic was in the news and on my mind so when the prompt came and I had never done one before this flowed out with very little rewrite.

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