I'm trying something new, taking a risk this month - participating in
#VerseLove with Sarah Donovan,
hoping to write poetry every day this April.
Today's poetry inspiration is from Anna J. Small Roseboro, who challenges us to write an acrostic poem about our brothers - be they blood brothers or just 'brotherly.' I luck out - having four brothers, whom I adore, makes this a pretty easy poem-writing challenge today.
Brothers, four, me in the middle
Relaxing, no, but lots of giggles
Only girl, I solved their quibbles
Trusted all, except for tickles
How we played in sun and drizzle
Every day, little by little
Real time learning to be civil
Still great rapport, true and simple.
Rachel Stephens, from Sarah Donovan's 30 Days of Poetry website:ReplyDelete
I have five brothers, and I definitely connect with your mixed emotions here! Never a moment of calm, always crazy, but so much fun – wouldn’t trade it for the world. Haha I love: “lots of giggles / Trusted all, except for tickles.”
Anna Roseboro, from Sarah Donovan's 30 Days of Poetry website:ReplyDelete
Maureen, you have your own security guards, with you in the middle as problem solver! “Only girl, I solved their quibbles”. Your use of rhyme brought your story to another level! I especially like “giggles and quibbles”. The sound and suggestive power of words illustrated beautifully
My mother had four brothers, two older and two younger and they were a crew to behold! Guys in high school didn’t mess with her! Thanks for sharing your story and reminding me of mine!
glenda funk, from Sarah Donovan's 30 Days of Poetry website:ReplyDelete
I love the rhyming and “i” assonance throughout that gives your poem a playful quality. I can’t imagine what being the only girl among four boys must have been like. That had to have kept you busy! Fun poem. Thank you.
Stacey Joy, from Sarah Donovan's 30 Days of Poetry website:ReplyDelete
Another envious sister over here with no brothers. Wow, I love this and picture the adventures you must’ve had! 4 brothers!! Your end patterns with short “i” is perfect. All the words you selected fit as well as you and your 4 brothers. Kudos!!
Katrina Morrison, from Sarah Donovan's 30 Days of Poetry website:ReplyDelete
I did not grow up with brothers at home, but I believe you capture the spirit of the relationship. I like the subtle rhyme which threads your lines together.
Tammi, from Sarah Donovan's 30 Days of Poetry website:ReplyDelete
Wow! I can imagine that growing up with five brothers would have been a trip! Your bond with them is evident here in “lots of giggles” , “Trusted all, except for tickles.” Sounds like a family full of love.
Donna Russ, from Sarah Donovan's 30 Days of Poetry website:ReplyDelete
You made this exercise seem easy. The flow of the lines and the rhymes were right on time. So much said in so few words. Bravo!