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ABC's of LIFE for contest

                             ABC'S OF LIFE

A is for the anger that makes a fool of me
B is for the best foot forward for my friends to see

C  is for the cuddling that makes me warm at night
D is for dishonesty that hides from all that’s right

E is for the envy that keeps away my sleep
F is for the foolishness that often makes me weep

G is for the gutsy way that wins a heart to love
H is for the hugs of joy that have nothing more to prove

I is for illogical the need to fly first class
J is for the jitters when  a hearse goes buzzing past

K is for the kindness that should be shared with all
L is for the love voice that we answer when it calls

M is for the misery all must share and overcome
N is for the nonsense to be acting like a bum

O is for the outrage when the budget’s incomplete
P is for the pleasure in a smile when strangers meet

Q is for the quiet  to be shared  in twilight hours
R is for the reason of sweet smells in flowery bowers

S is for the silly way kids loook when faking asleep
T is for the terror that kids feel if grown-ups weep

U is for the uselessness of toys when friends are gone
V is for the valor that can easily forgive small wrongs

W is for the wallowing in pity that wastes time
X is an x ray of a book without a rhyme

Y is for the yearning that hides in secret eyes
Z is for the zany reasons that moms cry.  

Please read--small one-- this dedication to the joy of life
To celebrate the hours of bliss that rise above world's strife

Victoria Anderson-Throop  2013
Valdez, Alaska

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  1. Date: 4/18/2013 7:19:00 PM
    Victoria , Congratulations with your awesome poem in one of the best contest I've seen this year. It has been an honor in viewing all of Cyndi's ABC Couplet winners. I would have never pulled off this form or idea.... * xox-PD

    Anderson-Throop Avatar Victoria Anderson-Throop
    Date: 4/19/2013 2:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    this is why I enjoy the challenge of contests--I write things I would never have attempted! This is not my favorite form, especially the abc constriction, but writing couplets is fun! thanks for the comments and simply the act of reading and commenting!
  1. Date: 4/17/2013 3:48:00 PM
    Clever winning work..Congrats on your win..Sara

  1. Date: 4/17/2013 9:36:00 AM
    very lovely! congrats on your win...

  1. Date: 3/23/2013 10:13:00 AM
    beautiful poem, well written. In such a windy and snowy day, reading this piece just completes my relaxation. What a poem!