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Embrace the New Year

ABC contest entry

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Comment from dragonpoet
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This is a well written monorhyme ABC suite. It tells us that we all make mistakes but if we respect each other for who we are and what we believe the world would be a better place to live. Maybe with less extremism of any kind, social or religious.

Congrats on placing in the contest.

Keep writing

dragonpoet

 Comment Written 12-Jan-2017


reply by the author on 12-Jan-2017
    Hi dragonpoet,

    Thanks for taking the time to read and review this poem even though it is no longer promoted. I greatly appreciate your astute observations and kind comments.

    Kim
reply by dragonpoet on 12-Jan-2017
    No problem, Kim.

    Joan
Comment from BeasPeas
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Congratulations, Kim, on your outstanding ABC poem win. You've said a lot here in a plea for unity for the new year and our country's future. The use of monorhyme throughout is fabulous in your continuous stanzas of ABC. Great job. Marilyn

 Comment Written 09-Jan-2017


reply by the author on 09-Jan-2017
    Hi Marilyn:
    I'm hoping collectively that we'll come to realize there has to be some common ground in the middle where we can all unite. I wish I knew exactly what it would take to get us there. Thanks for taking the time to read and review. I appreciate the wonderful comments.

    Kim
Comment from Dustybones
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Great poem on accepting other points of view. How wonderful and noble to write on this. I love this line...

For the sake of us all, can't we appease
by accepting there's fruit on each of our trees?

Dusty

 Comment Written 02-Jan-2017


reply by the author on 02-Jan-2017
    Thank you so much for the wonderful review. How could there be anything better than being called noble? I appreciate you taking the time to read and comment.

    Kim
Comment from Pantygynt
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The alphabet soup is thankfully successfully camouflaged by the complexity of the philosophical argument, the content of the poem and the poetic unity is more apparent in the mono-assonance of the lines thall end in either the "...ease" or "...eaves" sound.

This is cleverly done and I would never have noticed the alphabet soup if you hadn't mentioned it.

 Comment Written 02-Jan-2017


reply by the author on 02-Jan-2017
    Hi Pantygynt,

    Overlooking the alphabet aspect is the best compliment ever! :) I couldn't hope for better. Thanks for a great review!

    Kim
Comment from dejohnsrld (Debbie)
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This is probably the best ABC poem I have read. It flows together so well and all three stanzas mono-rhymed with none of the rhymes seeming forced. It should do very well in the contest, my friend~Debbie

 Comment Written 02-Jan-2017


reply by the author on 02-Jan-2017
    Hi Debbie,

    I appreciate you taking the time to read and review. The stanzas just kept coming until the poem was done with me. Such is the way of my muse lol Thank you so much for the kind comments.

    Kim
Comment from damommy
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Quite an undertaking you set yourself, and very well done.

I was amazed that you could keep that rhyming going for that long. Good job.

Lessons not learned in biblical degrees may not be impactful, as those of Eve's - if we don't follow the Bible and learn from it, we may not learn what we should know.

Very good poem. I'm impressed. 8-)

 Comment Written 02-Jan-2017


reply by the author on 02-Jan-2017
    Hi Yvonne,

    The poem started out to be three stanzas, but it wasn't finished with me until I added the other two lol Thank you so much for the kind comments. I always appreciate hearing your thoughts.

    Kim
Comment from Chrissy710
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Wow Dovey well done What a great poem and you have managed not only the alphabet letters but excellent final rhyming in every stanza and you should be very PLEASED with yourself. I enjoyed this and thought it was put together with finesse. Good luck in the contest Cheers Christine

 Comment Written 02-Jan-2017


reply by the author on 02-Jan-2017
    Hi Chrissy!

    Thank you so much for the stellar and enthusiastic comments. I appreciate you taking the time to read and review.

    Kim
reply by Chrissy710 on 02-Jan-2017
    My pleasure Kim good work
Comment from WalkerMan
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This is all good advice toward a worthy goal. Two questions I especially like: "Are those preaching tolerance granting reprieves?" and "For the sake of us all, can't we appease / by accepting there's fruit on each of our trees?" Well done, and aptly illustrated.


 Comment Written 02-Jan-2017


reply by the author on 02-Jan-2017
    Hi Mike,

    Thanks for the keen eye in catching my typos! I'm happy you enjoyed this one. I think this may be a challenging year for a lot of people, I hope we (collectively) can move forward with grace and actually listen to each other to promote the greater good.

    Happy New Year!

    Kim
reply by WalkerMan on 02-Jan-2017
    You are welcome, Kim. I see both the typo fix and the added illustration, so have revised the review accordingly. -- Mike
reply by the author on 02-Jan-2017
    Thanks, Mike!
reply by WalkerMan on 02-Jan-2017
    You are again welcome, Kim. :)) -- Mike
Comment from Barb Hensongispsaca
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Hey show off.lol
Honestly it is very well done using the different ABC stanzas. I looked first to see if you used the whole alphabet and was disappointed to not see the v's and z's.lol
It read smoothly and very light despite the length,.

 Comment Written 02-Jan-2017


reply by the author on 02-Jan-2017
    Hi Barb!

    I wasn't going for the whole alphabet lol or showing off ;) It just didn't tell me it was 'done' so I kept going. I actually posted with three and ended up adding two more stanzas lol I think I got to say what I wanted, though. Thanks for the great reviews. (I saved the v's for rhyming purposes lol and there is a z in breeze) I know, not what you meant lol

    Happy New Year!

    Kim
reply by Barb Hensongispsaca on 02-Jan-2017
    LOL Didn't think of the z.lol
    It was a great piece
Comment from Sandra du Plessis
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A very well-written ABC poem with an excellent message to all. Embrace the New Year and accept others for who and what they are.

Happy New Year.

 Comment Written 02-Jan-2017


reply by the author on 02-Jan-2017
    Hi Sandra,

    Thanks for taking the time to read and review. You understood the message perfectly. The problem I see is that very few seem to realize that it applies to one and all. (without exempting themselves)

    Happy New Year!

    Kim