Daily Archives: 18 December, 2011

December Challenge – ABC poem

NymmyB has set me another challenge (actually she set it 13 days ago), this time an ABC poem.  According to the link she sent me (http://www.types-of-poetry.org.uk/01-abc-poem.htm) it is a poem which has a series of lines that create a mood, picture, or feeling. Lines are made up of words and phrases. The first word of line 1 begins with an A, the first word of line 2 begins with a B etc.  Since the example given also didn’t rhyme, I’m going to make the assumption that it doesn’t need to.


Here goes…


December Challenge – ABC poem
Another challenge has,
Been set.
Could be the most random yet.
Don’t know the style,
Except for the,
Fact that each line is alphabetical.
Got no restrictions on,
How long,
I must continue.
Just going to,
Keep rambling until I feel,
Like giving up.
Monthly challenges making me think,
Not always a good thing!
Oh well, I live and learn,
Practising my art.
Quite possibly I’m doing this wrong,
Re-writing is in order?
Someone please just let me know,
To what degree I have succeeded.
Until you do I shall remain,
Versily and stylistically ignorant.
Well having got this far I shall press on,
X marks the trickiest line.
Yet here at last I end my A to


In other news, I’ve found homes for 13 copies of ‘Ten of the Best’, if you would like one, let me know.  There are ten poets represented, nine of whom I’m making the assumption are really very good.  The tenth seems to have been on their reserve list for if one of the original ten pulled out, that or was extremely lucky when the tenth place was allocated.  That’s my theory for how I got in anyway.


Filed under Monthly Challenge, Rhymes