Friday, April 10, 2015


Dear reader, we are 1/3 of the way through #NaPoWriMo2015, and I have managed to fulfill each prompt. So far, so good. My creativity has been stretched, yet I have found something inside that hasn't been present for quite some time...intestinal fortitude. It has been too easy in the past little while to just not write. But this month is forcing me to, mostly because I am too stubborn (don't tell my dear wife I admitted that) to give up. And so...I write.
Today's prompt is to write an abecedarian (A B C - darian) poem – a poem with a structure derived from the alphabet. There are a couple of ways of doing this. You could write a poem of 26 words, in which each word begins with a successive letter of the alphabet. You could write a poem of 26 lines, where each line begins with a successive letter. Or finally, if you’d prefer to narrow your focus, perhaps you could write a poem which focuses on a few letters, using words that repeat them.

I have chosen to write a 26 line poem, with each line starting with the next letter of the alphabet. This one flowed real naturally. I hope you enjoy it.

Rod E. Kok
April 10, 2015

And so it
begins, our just
cause is barely
decided, and
everyone is
Groans can be
heard from all.
I am more than
justified when I
kill their dreams,
limiting their
minds with subtle
nuances, using
perceptions to
quicken their heartbeats,
resulting in
sarcastic accusations.
Trust these
underlings to
vocalize their
wishes, hoping for
yet belonging in a