The ABC’s, or: XYZ’s

Although Being Comical
Does Every Father Good,
Hilariously Irreverent Jokes
~ Likely Misunderstood!
Not Only Parental Quips
Reproached So Thoroughly;
Unintentionally Vexatious Ways
& eXcessively Youthlike Zeal!

Note to self:

Never attempt this again.

47 thoughts on “The ABC’s, or: XYZ’s”

        1. BTW, my wife just explained how to use ‘palit’ in Russian to me – and how it’s spelled differently than the word for ‘to pour’ (it’s helpful to have a wife who was raised in Russia). Also, apparently the word ‘palit’ can be used in the sense of one crook saying that another who betrayed him ‘spalil evo’. I never knew any of this!

        2. It’s “spalil evo” (спалил Π΅Π³ΠΎ), as opposed to “polil evo” (ΠΏΠΎΠ»ΠΈΠ» Π΅Π³ΠΎ). Now I see why you were questioning the word.

  1. I was once tasked with doing a similar exercise for a poetry workshop. I can only assume that it was so that, after so much bad poetry as an ice breaker, no one would feel any inhibitions about sharing their first drafts in a group of strangers.

      1. We did in fact, feel rather uninhibited while sharing and getting feedback on our first drafts to the longer prompts. But that could be correlation not causation.

        Your ABC came out really good! Far better than mine (which I think I lost – not worth retaining). But I remember how painful the exercise was.

  2. I attempted writing something similar once, using all the alphabets and I failed miserably 🀣. But yours came out well, I am aware how difficult it must have been!! ❀️ Stay blessed, David πŸ™

  3. The resulting poem is fun, but the note afterward suggests the process wasn’t as fun. But I hope you’re glad with how it turned out! I read about a prompt to write a 26-sentence short story, where each sentence starts with a subsequent letter of the alphabet. I’ll get around to trying it one of these days πŸ™‚

    1. It’s not exactly that it wasn’t fun – more that it took much longer to arrive at a result anywhere close to acceptable than I’d ever imagined. It’s a time sink!

      Thanks for the kind words, Dave.


  4. Very cleverly done! And then capped by that note to self! πŸ˜‚ I was thinking it when I realized it was alphabetical, how challenging hehe. :))

    1. Kerfe, when I took this on, I pretty much assume that I would be using an ‘ex’ word, rather than an ‘x’ word. It seemed inevitable.


  5. You tortured yourself for a good cause, David! The poem is very well-done and amusing. Like the photo also. I completely understand never wanting to go through that experience again. I will heed your advice and never attempt it! All the best! πŸ™‚

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