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Inspired by Rinita Sen and Ann Carr, I have made an attempt at Abecedarian poetry.

The topic is Gluttony and Sloth, two of my prominent sins that I struggle to keep in check every day.


Artfully built custard dressed edibles
flourish gloriously,

Hanging in juicy kegs lazy mornings, nights of pardon.

'Queen's Rhapsody' sits timelessly under visions
Woofing X-box yells zenith.

© 2020 Tiyasha Maitra


Tiyasha Maitra (author) from Gurgaon on June 26, 2020:

Thanks a ton Brenda.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on June 26, 2020:

Excellent job.

I think you got it right.

Tiyasha Maitra (author) from Gurgaon on May 19, 2020:

Thanks Lora. Humour is challenging but I am glad you felt the tone I set out to set. Hope you are doing alright. Stay safe.

Lora Hollings on May 18, 2020:

You certainly succeeded in your attempt, Tiyasha. The verse is full of wit, humor, and glorious description. The image is wonderful too. Loved it! I have to say that I could certainly relate to this. Stay safe, my friend.

Tiyasha Maitra (author) from Gurgaon on May 18, 2020:

Thanks for reading Nithya. I am glad you enjoyed it.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on May 18, 2020:

Great poem topic well conveyed in a hilarious manner. I enjoyed reading.

Tiyasha Maitra (author) from Gurgaon on May 16, 2020:

Thanks for reading Rinita. I am glad you found it humorous.

Rinita Sen on May 16, 2020:

Bravo! This was an excellent attempt. Hilarious read, too. Thanks for the mention.

Tiyasha Maitra (author) from Gurgaon on May 16, 2020:

Thanks Liz. I hope to do better. Take care.

Liz Westwood from UK on May 16, 2020:

You completed the task you set yourself well.

Tiyasha Maitra (author) from Gurgaon on May 16, 2020:

Thanks Lorna and John. It was fun to compose. Glad you liked it.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on May 16, 2020:

Good work on this Abecedarian poem, Tiyasha. Not the easiest thing to do but you delivered.

Lorna Lamon on May 16, 2020:

Although I don't practice this form I think you have done a great job with this poem Tiyasha. Loved the cartoon - I'm a bit of a couch potato myself at the moment. Take care and stay safe my friend.

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