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Poem: Damsel

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 written with each word beginning with the same letter.

This was a suggestion from Ruby Jean Richert.

She was issued this challenge 6 months ago by Ann Carr.

Here is Ruby's poem , " Seaside Storm"


This is a hard challenge. My hat goes off to Ruby.

"Dancing With The Devil" by Marina Kaye


Darling damsel
daydreaming daily,
dirty dancing
dating dark, dangerous devils,
definite depression,
declaring dramatic decision
discontinue distressing display,
discovering divine direction.

"Nobody" by Casting Crowns



BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 22, 2020:


Thank you so much!

This one was quite the challenge.

Lora Hollings on January 22, 2020:

A daring poem about this damsel in what I would call distress about her life, Brenda. She definitely needs to change direction seeking divine guidance before it completely destroys her. Indeed, you accomplished this challenge. Very good writing! Thanks for sharing.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 21, 2020:


Thank you.

This style is so much harder to write than one thinks.

Thank you for the challenge.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 21, 2020:


I gladly await to see your work.

A true Alphabet Poem as you know it.

According to my research this particular poem I have written here is called a Tautogram - The tautogram is best explained by its Greek root words of “tauto” meaning “the same” and “gramma” meaning “letter.” Basically, all words in the poem begin with the same letter.

So this one is not an Alphabet poem.

This was again written from a suggestion.

I do enjoy trying new styles. My writing may not be perfect...but that is fine with me.

Have a nice day.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on January 21, 2020:

This is my favorite! You told the story perfectly. Bravo

manatita44 from london on January 21, 2020:

Good. Closer to our Alphabet poems. That would be only one line of 'D's. Ha ha.

I commend you for your noble efforts at the different styles. Peace

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