General Poetry posted July 31, 2017

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DwaRazy Acrostic contest entry

To Be, or Not To Be...

by Thal1959

DwaRazy "word" Acrostic poem Contest Winner 
To be the one - and only that one, too,
Be true to life, the life you have been through,
Or shall we mock the ore from which we're cast?
Not noting that perchance nothing shall last,
To bless with hope the dreams we dream tonight,
Be certain that we're always being right.

That holy fardel that's graced by the Lord,
Is found in Orisons; isn't discord,
The bodkin of sin then bears thee pressions,
Question not the spirit of the questions.

DwaRazy "word" Acrostic poem
Contest Winner


I have used the first familiar line from Hamlet's soliloquy for this contest. Even though DwaRazy means "two times" in Polish and requires a word to be used in two forms, or at least, appear visually such as in tent/content - where "tent" appears twice, but in unrelated words, you can see that it is not limited to only two times - two times is the minimum. (The first ever DwaRazy has in its first line, "Curious dreamings are dreamt in dreamy dreams," the repetition of a word in four forms.)

Here, I decided to employ a few of the archaic words used by Shakespeare...
Perchance (...perchance to dream)
Fardel - a burden
Orison(s) - a prayer or prayers
bodkin - a dagger
pressions - (Though not in the soliloquy, it is an archaic root word meaning pressure, as in compression or suppression.)

Sorry that I am not pumping it very high. I am saving my pumps for a few other posts this month.
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