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Alphabet Poem: After Becoming Clinically Depressed

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

alphabet-poem-after-becoming-clinically-depressed

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

© 2020 BRENDA ARLEDGE

Comments

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 06, 2020:

Ruth,

It was alot of fun.

I also enjoy picture prompts alot.

Thanks for reading.

Kathryn Collins from UK on March 05, 2020:

Fun exercise. Good job

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 20, 2020:

Yes, thank you...Cheryl

Cheryl E Preston from Roanoke on January 20, 2020:

Thank you for reading

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 20, 2020:

Amani,

Thank you.

I appreciate it.

Amani Utembu from Nairobi -Kenya on January 20, 2020:

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

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 18, 2020:

Cheryl,

Thank you.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 18, 2020:

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 from Roanoke on January 18, 2020:

Thank you so much. Your talent is aporeciated

Harish Mamgain from New Delhi , India on January 18, 2020:

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 (author) from Washington Court House on January 17, 2020:

Shalini,

Thank you so much for your vote of confidence.

I appreciate you saying that I pulled this one off.

Thank you.

Shalini Jadhvani from India on January 17, 2020:

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 (author) from Washington Court House on January 17, 2020:

Veronica,

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

Thanks.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 17, 2020:

Prateek,

Thank you.

It is good to dabble in new things once in awhile.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 17, 2020:

Lorna,

Thank you so much for your kind words.

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

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 17, 2020:

Charlie,

Thank you.

It was fun.

Veronica McDonald from Alabama on January 17, 2020:

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.

Prateek Jain from Madhya Pradesh, India on January 17, 2020:

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.

Lorna Lamon on January 17, 2020:

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.

Charlie Halliday from Scotland on January 17, 2020:

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

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 17, 2020:

Rosina,

Thank you.

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

Enjoy your day!

Rosina S Khan on January 17, 2020:

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.