#OctPoWriMo A to Z #Freewriting #Poem

I had a rather busy day today so it was quite late before I even looked at today’s prompt for OctPoWriMo; I apologize for getting the poem published so late, but it couldn’t be helped.

This challenge was quite different for me; I like writing in “outlined” or set forms but I’ve never tried anything even close to this! The prompt was to write a poem 26 lines long, using each letter of the alphabet to start a line – and a challenge it was. But it was also a ball to do!

I basically took 26 lines, the alphabet in order, and began to free-write, making sure I had some rhyming going on and changing into (sort of) stanzas as I went; the way I did it the stanzas aren’t even but I think it worked okay. For better or worse, this is what I composed.


As another day comes to an end,
Busy times wrap themselves up.
Couldn’t have been more productive I pretend.
Do we always measure
Each day the way our time we spend?

First things first,
Goals must certainly be met!
How do we reach for the moon
If the top of a telephone pole is what we get?
Just one more task to complete
Kicking and screaming, the goal won’t be met!

Lowering our lofty expectations
May be how we move forward.
No, that isn’t how we laid our foundations.
Onwards we shall press,
Perusing our original aspirations.

Quite the task before us we’ve laid
Really quite a monumental one.
Still these objectives must be made!
To what end will be the cost?
Ultimately we won’t allow ourselves to be delayed!

Vicariously we all really live
What we wish reality to be.
Xeroxed copies of efforts we give
Yet exciting new things we anticipate.
Zero innovative concepts, we end 
none creative.

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10 comments

  1. I think you did a phenomenal job, Greg–my fave part is about reaching for the moon…but the top of the telephone pole is what we get. Like you, I just lettered my paper, A-Z–and whoosh, the poem flooded out. I thought it would be much more difficult, guess I’m on a roll today 🙂 God bless you and the fam!

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    1. Thank you, J. I had a little work to make the stanzas have their rhymes but enjoyed it. And as you said, not nearly as hard as I expected.

      I’ll be tied up mostly today till late; my grandson has been here since Friday and goes to the other “side” tonight. I’m planning on catching up, Lord willing, by tomorrow evening. Bless you my Sister

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      1. I agree (after getting though one). It’s actually fun, I’m finding, trying out new, challenging forms. There’s a few I’ve come across though I don’t think I’d touch with that old “10 foot pole”! LOL

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