#NaPoWriMo #April #2023
Finally, here’s our prompt for the day, once again taken from our archives and, as always, optional. Today, I’d like to challenge you to write an abecedarian poem – a poem in which the word choice follows the words/order of the alphabet. You could write a very strict abecedarian poem, in which there are twenty-six words in alphabetical order, or you could write one in which each line begins with a word that follows the order of the alphabet. This is a prompt that lends itself well to a certain playfulness. Need some examples?
❤️At last, a prompt I like! This was not difficult to write either. ❤️
THE WAR FOR 🇺🇦DEMOCRACY🇺🇦
A is for aftermath, peace that follows war.
B is for all the blood spilt on the battlefield.
C is for chaos which is what battles are about.
D is for the dead and the dying for the cause.
E stands for enduring the privations all soldiers have.
F is for fear that shivers in each soldier's heart.
G represents God on the side of the righteous.
H is for heavy the hearts of the refugees that fled.
I is for indignation at war crimes perpetrated.
J stands for jokes and soldiers' black humour.
K is for the kindness of strangers looking after abandoned pets.
L is for love of family, country, and democracy.
M stands for mortars, bigger and better supplied by the West.
N is for nuclear weapons with which the Russians threaten the West.
O stands for ordinary things, like food and water.
P is for Putin, the most detested man on earth.
Q is for quixotic for Putin's changes of mind.
R is for rape, a sad consequence of this war.
S represents sanctions imposed by the West on Russia.
T stands for tea, consumed by both sides.
U represents united, the allies that stand with Ukraine.
V is for victory, which both sides demand.
W is for wheat grown in Ukraine, blockaded at Black Sea ports.
X is for xylography* which is still being exported from Ukraine.
Y stands for youth, so many young men dying in both armies.
Z is for Zelenskiy the Ukranian President who will have victory.
*xylography is the art of engraving on wood and despite the war, these artists continue to produce and export their beautiful artistry.
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