Daily Prompt – A to Z – Poem / Poetry – “Abstract Acrostalyptica”

Howdy folks.

I’ve been writing poetry for a while now and most of the time, I’ve just pointed my brain at a random prompt or flight of fancy and let myself go with it.

However, I thought it was about time I introduced a little structure into my poetry pies (I lurve ma food!)

There are an absolute ton of fascinating poetic forms out there for me to sink my teeth into and I thought it would be fun to have a go at all of them over time.

So, why don’t we start with the letter A covering both Abstract and Acrostic (you get twice the bang for your buck, that’s a lot of bang in anybody’s book) and use this excellent prompt I spotted in the WordPress archives:-

Daily Prompt A to Z:-

“Create a short story, piece of memoir, or epic poem that is 26 sentences long, in which the first sentence begins with “A” and each sentence thereafter begins with the next letter of the alphabet. Photographers, artists, poets: show us ORDERLY.”

Now that’s all well and good for Joe Average but for people like you and me who like a bit of spice in their life (you saucy mare you), we need something stronger to get us off.

Therefore, allow me to present this magnificent poetic jobber, which is in fact an abstract double abecedarian/acrostic monster type hybrid, where you can read the alphabet both at the beginning and the end of each line, whilst being prompted by the theme of being orderly on every fricken line – cool eh?

So, you want epic do you WordPress, you cheeky monkey you? I’ll flippin’ well give you epic until the handle falls off.

You’re welcome.
That’s right, welcome.

Welcome to the Acrostapocalyse! (patent pending)

(And don’t have nightmares, do sleep well)

Abstract Acrostalyptica (by David Ellis)

Arranging life to fit the whims of others, a chimerical, misguided nirvanA
Businesslike in one’s actions, verbosely brusque, a sensual ancient proverB
Chaos ensues, tragic, a waterfall on the senses, potent aphrodisiaC
Disciplined enigmas, on a fatal collision course, heralded, foretolD
Exact hits the spot, absolute, to the point of being just adequatE
Framed for crimes of being yourself, guilty of a Mexican StandofF
Guided by a groovy hedonistic beat, so alluring is the rhythmic cravinG
Harmonious in gesture but sequestered in saucy chutzpaH
Immaculate, delicate nature but still naively greener than any broccolI
Juggling with all of these thoughts that spin, rub, scratch, maniacal DJ
King of all you survey, there are worlds you must conquer, quicK
Logical though it may seem, lucidity a fleeting dream, exhilarating cocktaiL
Meticulously flowing, a stream for all seasons, fiercely gaining momentuM
Neatly numbered numbness, too rigid means denying any chaos is inhumaN
Overseeing judgement calls, future conundrums rage, a runaway tornadO
Painstakingly firm, love’s beacon shines through, bittersweet backdroP
Qualities employed without fear of searing the conscience like a BBQ
Rational, romantic ideals struggle for the right audience, they overpoweR
Sandwiched plainly between an illustrious crust, fervent lust procrastinateS
Tethered, tranquil insidiousness runs deep into vulnerable veins, reticenT
Unmistakeable intensity, threatening to engulf, consume before its plateaU
Veracious creatures we are, manipulating feelings, a play worthy of ChekoV
Working in subtle ways, defining ourselves, pieces missing, perfect jigsaW
X-Rays of our lives highlight crystal clear hues, an ornamental paradoX
Years yielding an essence flavoured by positive actions have no boundarY
Zodiacal, we’re animals, embracing the nature of our characters with pizazZ

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32 thoughts on “Daily Prompt – A to Z – Poem / Poetry – “Abstract Acrostalyptica”

  1. WOW! Your poem is amazing!! I am in awe. Thanks for the shout-out, but really, I think the floor is yours alone.

    • You’re welcome Anna, glad to have found your blog 🙂 The poem took me 4-5 hours, it was a tricky one but I’m glad who I managed to finish the challenge. I never realised how difficult it would be to get both sides to match!

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    • Nothing novice about your efforts at all Jackie! Thanks for the praise again 😉 I need to catch up with yours too, bit tired, had to be up at 4am for work, am feeling it now!

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