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The ABCs of Being Human

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The ABCs of Being Human

A is for alertness so you know what's going on.
B is for the brain freeze you get before the dawn.

C is cardiopathy so you can keep the beat.
D is for dampness when your trying to beat the heat.

E is for the exema you try to wash away.
F is when you fail at it and it causes you dismay.

G is always good enough to get you through the day.
H is for happiness when it finally comes your way.

I is for intelligence that you accrued with interest.
J is jubilation if and when you do your best.

K is certainly kindness towards your fellow man.
L is for the living and doing what you can.

M is for the mood your in that seems to ebb and flow.
N is for your neighbor, I wonder if you know.

O is for the one and only that everyone should have.
P is for the peaceful people who soothe us like a salve.

Q is the quick temper that rips apart your soul.
R is the relentlessness that keeps you in the hole.

S is sleeping soundly like a little baby.
T is for trusting, and I don't mean maybe.

U is usually the ultimate goal that we are striving for.
V is for victory, well you know, when we all finally score.

W is wishing for things that we don't get.
X is for xanadu, a land we've not known yet.

Y is for the yesterdays you hope are still to come.
Z is when you zip your lip and everything is mum.

Well what more can a person say to help you understand?
The stage is set, take three steps and come and join the band.

For Cyndi Macmillan's ABC Couplet Contest

Copyright © robert johnson

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  1. Date: 4/18/2013 7:17:00 PM
    Robert, 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

  1. Date: 4/17/2013 5:53:00 PM
    Excellent Robert, enjoy your take on all that makes us human by ABC poem, congratulations on your win!

  1. Date: 4/17/2013 3:55:00 PM
    Clever way to go for the contest. Great wining work..Congrats..Sara

  1. Date: 4/17/2013 9:33:00 AM
    great one, robert! congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 4:30:00 PM
    very nicely written.thank you for reading my poems and commenting.take care.

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 12:34:00 AM
    nice wording you got up there Robert. I started an ABC poem. But I've never finished it. I love yours. Thank you for reading SET Yourself Free ;}

  1. Date: 3/25/2013 2:08:00 PM
    This is just super dooper good !!! Excellent ABC Couplet form and love each of them. Best of luck in the contest, I'm sure I am reading a winner !!

  1. Date: 3/21/2013 2:44:00 PM
    Witful as always, dear Robert! I love the visual effect and the sounds... Life in alphabetical order, with exema as an option... A clever write; you made me smile! Have a nice day! Blessings, Hanitra

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    Date: 3/21/2013 2:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    O, best wishes for the contest! If I were the judge... (^_^) you know now who would be the winner
  1. Date: 3/17/2013 7:02:00 PM
    forgot to rate!

  1. Date: 3/17/2013 7:01:00 PM
    Yessss! I will join you to enjoy this creation that slides like honey from your pen. Each line a treasure of wisdom and the parts make the whole so satisfying. Love to fave this Robert, I'll read it many times! Love, Lizzie

  1. Date: 3/11/2013 4:17:00 PM
    VERY creative one!!! Gosh, there are so many characteristics of being human that could be plugged into the various letters. Things people wear, the one i did, was the same way. I did not know how to choose sometimes because I had so many options. This was sure a fun challenge!!

  1. Date: 3/10/2013 6:17:00 PM
    Robert I think this is a very well done poem with some very good lines of advise...good luck in the contest