Addition or Contrition?

Addition or Contrition?

Adding It Up –

A Calculated Risk








Myself, if


Critical is

Missing, so I’m

Taking a break,

Withholding my

Judgment. Still,

It is far too easy

To sum things all up,

Miscalculating and

Misinterpreting the

Missing pieces in some

Other man’s life puzzles.


This is an addition puzzle.

Each line contains one more alphabetical letter than the preceding one.

Punctuation marks and letter spaces do not count.

Posted for a variety of prompts:

AC Poetry Challenge (Addition Poem)

Meme Express (“silent”)

Poetic Asides (April P.A.D. Challenge: “All I Want Is . . . ”)

Read Write Poem (NaPoWriMo - "missing something")

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1 comment:

  1. very interesting! i've never read an addition poem (knowingly) but i love the structure. thank you for sharing!