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An Abecdarian contest entry

A chapter in the book Keeping Fit

Keeping Spry At The Y

by BeasPeas

Abecdarian Poem Contest Winner 

'Keeping Fit' ~ #1-307-B-C
A week ago I joined the Y,
believing it would keep me spry.

Chose some classes, don't want to brag,
donned my sneakers and packed my bag.

Everyone there looked just like me,
fielding dreams for longevity.

Grabbed my swimsuit, chilled in the pool,
held my breath, one fish in a school.

In the gym, my oomph was dying,
jumped those jacks till I was crying.

Kept up the pace but aching grew.
Left the locker room all askew.

My mojo faltered, limping lame,
nearly all seniors felt the same.

On the whole, I fought denial.
Pushing forward was a trial.

Queuing up and waiting my turn,
ran the track, more calories burned.

Switching gears to exercise room,
took a jog where the treadmill loomed.

Underwhelmed and still gasping hard,
Vera viewed my Medicare card.

Walt verified that I'd retired,
Xeroxed my photo as required.

Yoga and tai chi topped my list,
zoned right out on the nap I'd missed.

Marilyn D.F. Boire ~ March 1, 2017
'Keeping Fit'


Writing Prompt
Write an abecdarian poem, using the 26 letters of the alphabet chronologically. An abecedarian poem is a special form of an acrostic poem, in which the initial letters of the words beginning each line or stanza spell out the alphabet in order.

Abecdarian Poem
Contest Winner


fielding dreams - paved the way
jumped those jacks - jumping jacks
mojo - energy
tai chi - (pronounced tie chee) slow form of martial arts

True enough, I did join my local YMCA on the 'Silver Sneakers' program offered to seniors. Lots of fun. I especially like the pool exercise.
Syllables: 8 per line (unless I miscounted) in this alphabet poem.
Image: senior moment clipart
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