End of Summer Scavenger Hunt (8)

Val of A Different Perspective is running the End of Summer Scavenger Hunt, where we have to write 13 poems in August in the prescribed form on the given topics.

12. Abecedarian on Self discovery

Adrift, aimless, on the vast seas of life
bungling most of the time
careless and carefree
dawdling as I skimmed the waves
everyone warned I would remain a drifter, but what
fun is there in being a part of the herd
growing up by the rules made by the others
held little appeal to my sense of
individuality that wanted to bloom
justifiably in its own glory
knowing too well it would have unlimited scope
luckily books proved to be a safe haven
making solitude a safe place to be
nurturing a love for words which
over a time became a release
pivotal in turning an interest into a passion
quietly penning my innermost thoughts
rhyming the beats of life
stanza by stanza discovering new nuances
traversing untrodden paths
until I felt I knew who I am
vain I am not but I know
without a doubt now myself better
xenium are my poems, offered with love to
you, you as well as you
zealously I will never guard my words!

45 thoughts on “End of Summer Scavenger Hunt (8)

  1. β€˜fun is there in being a part of the herd
    growing up by the rules made by the others’

    – no fun at all! I love that you came to know yourself through your writing. I feel the same ❀️

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  2. Oh! This one is marvelous! I would have had trouble recognizing it as an abecedarian if I hadn’t known ahead of time – which is the earmark of mastery of a form (when no one notices the form) and instead only sees the words!!!! So Good!

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      1. I’m a lifelong learner and hope to entice others to join me… I’m very happy you have learned some new forms! I have no problem with free verse and it is often the perfect vehicle for what we want to say. But there are times when a specific form can drive the point home with a little more force!! Glad I’ve introduced some new weapons in the fight for poetic world domination ( wouldn’t it be wonderful if the winners of wars were those who produced the most beautiful poetry?)……

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      2. I always use the form suggested when participating in poetry challenges but when I am writing on my own free verse is what I revert to.
        Oh, yeah! I like the idea of poetic world domination. Shall I sharpen my quill? πŸ˜‰

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  3. What a fantastic Abcderian Punam; both in form and content. For what it matters I agree. To me poetry is a spiritual practice; both in the reading and writing.
    Thank you for this fabulous poem!πŸ™

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