Feisty Original

Stating and relating, not merely dictating. After all, aren’t trivial words worth little more than a fistful of candy corn in the night?

Feisty Original (a writer’s acrostic)

Finding fresh phrases to fall
Ends every so often in excess.
Imagined ironies also increase insights,
Sometimes strengthening resolve.
Try these turns of phrases;
Yielded imports may bring a bounty.

Outlandish or odd, fact or fancy,
Rhymed or random, language brings learning.
Insights and delights vie for attention,
Gaining ground and ceding space.
Ideas are creative chattel or dull debris.
No one knows until verses are voiced.
Audible readings add power to poetry.
Listen, and you may live a little.
 c2016 by Linda Ann Nickerson

This poem was posted in response to these prompts:

31 Days of Poetry and Writing: What’s behind the curtain of your writing life? (11)
31 Writing Prompts: “fall,” “candy corn,” and “night” (10)
Daily Post: “original” (11)
Meme Express: “excess”
OctPoWriMo: “lively” – with “spirited,” “gutsy,” “determined,” “feisty,” and “zealous” – ACROSTIC POEM (11)

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31 Days logo – created by this user,
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