Alphabet Poem: After Becoming Clinically Depressed

Updated on January 17, 2020
Brenda Arledge profile image

I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.

This poem is an example of an Alphabet Poem.

It was written as a challenge by Veronica McDonald on Hubpages.com to complete this poetry exercise.

This is my attempt.

The word xylography is used in this poem. It means to make wood engravings.



"Overcoming Depression and Anxiety" motivational video - by World Mental Health Day

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After becoming clinically depressed
even friendships give her intense jeopardy,
keeping little minds nagging openly
praying questions
remain silent today,
utilizing visual words xylography
yodeling zealously.

"Depression Symptoms can be subtle" by UW Medicine

You can find Veronica McDonald 's article here.

https://hubpages.com/literature/Poetry-Exercise-Write-an-Alphabet-Poem

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      • Brenda Arledge profile imageAUTHOR

        BRENDA ARLEDGE 

        4 weeks ago from Washington Court House

        Yes, thank you...Cheryl

      • Cheryl E Preston profile image

        Cheryl E Preston 

        4 weeks ago from Roanoke

        Thank you for reading

      • Brenda Arledge profile imageAUTHOR

        BRENDA ARLEDGE 

        4 weeks ago from Washington Court House

        Amani,

        Thank you.

        I appreciate it.

      • Amani Utembu profile image

        Amani Utembu 

        5 weeks ago from Nairobi -Kenya

        You nailed the challenge... Great style and great write.

      • Brenda Arledge profile imageAUTHOR

        BRENDA ARLEDGE 

        5 weeks ago from Washington Court House

        Cheryl,

        Thank you.

      • Brenda Arledge profile imageAUTHOR

        BRENDA ARLEDGE 

        5 weeks ago from Washington Court House

        Harish,

        Thank you for your kindness.

        I am certain you could do this, but the credit goes to Veronica McDonald who posted this challenge.

        This is the first time I have ever tried it.

        Goodluck.

      • Cheryl E Preston profile image

        Cheryl E Preston 

        5 weeks ago from Roanoke

        Thank you so much. Your talent is aporeciated

      • Harishprasad profile image

        Harish Mamgain 

        5 weeks ago from New Delhi , India

        Brenda, what a wonderful poem you created out of letters A to Z. A perfect one. I wonder if I could coin one alphabet poem ! It really seems a great fun, though a tough job. Thanks for teaching me a unique poetry technique.

      • Brenda Arledge profile imageAUTHOR

        BRENDA ARLEDGE 

        5 weeks ago from Washington Court House

        Shalini,

        Thank you so much for your vote of confidence.

        I appreciate you saying that I pulled this one off.

        Thank you.

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        Shalini Jadhvani 

        5 weeks ago from India

        Wow Brenda, this is really something innovative and interesting which is the essence of any form of art. And you definitely pulled it off amazingly. Keep going.

      • Brenda Arledge profile imageAUTHOR

        BRENDA ARLEDGE 

        5 weeks ago from Washington Court House

        Veronica,

        I truly enjoyed participating. It was loads of fun to challenge my brain.

        Thanks.

      • Brenda Arledge profile imageAUTHOR

        BRENDA ARLEDGE 

        5 weeks ago from Washington Court House

        Lorna,

        Thank you so much for your kind words.

        It was a lot of fun to try a new style.

      • Brenda Arledge profile imageAUTHOR

        BRENDA ARLEDGE 

        5 weeks ago from Washington Court House

        Charlie,

        Thank you.

        It was fun.

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        Veronica McDonald 

        5 weeks ago from Alabama

        Thank you for participating in the challenge, Brenda. I really enjoyed this poem! It's dark and deep, and a great utilization of a tough form. And thank you for teaching me a new word... "xylography" is one I'll have to use sometime.

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        Prateek Jain 

        5 weeks ago from Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh

        You are very creative and experimental person as I observed you. This is a unique quality which you possess. I really love to learn alot from your article and your knowledge.

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        Lorna Lamon 

        5 weeks ago

        This is a difficult style and you have mastered it Brenda. For those who suffer with depression there is always a heightened sense of reality and your poem portrays this. You are a talented poet.

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        Charlie Halliday 

        5 weeks ago from Scotland

        Well done Brenda you rose to the challenge. It is always fun to try new ways of writing

      • Brenda Arledge profile imageAUTHOR

        BRENDA ARLEDGE 

        5 weeks ago from Washington Court House

        Rosina,

        Thank you.

        I just thought it would be fun to try writing one.

        Enjoy your day!

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        Rosina S Khan 

        5 weeks ago

        I get what an alphabet poem is like. Thank you for creating something different and intriguing in this poem. All the best. May God bless you, Brenda.

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