General Poetry posted August 6, 2019

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Aladdin's Antique Attic

by LisaMay

Abecdarian Poem Contest Winner 

Aladdin’s Antique Attic of old treasure and trash –
bold beauty with the broken, sold for shiny gold cash.
Contained within this compact cluttered room and
daring to divulge from amid the dank and gloom, there’s
elegant entertainment on a vivid grand scale. 
Fancy fondling a fine suit of clanking chain mail?

Gaudy gaslight glass with flash fittings of bent brass is
haphazardly huddled in a muddle with exotica so bright
it displays a slapdash scene of delirious delight.
Jaunty jars of jade and gems lurk in a carved colonial chest;
kangaroo – stuffed – seen wearing a vermilion vest, amidst
llamas in lavish pajamas, and a nightingale’s natty nest, with
mouldy manuscripts and maps from across every sea.
Nothing is overlooked – I’m filled with giggling glee. There’s also
odd tasselled cushions and textured Turkish rugs, beside
pretty peacock feathers in painted porcelain jugs.

Query not why the quaint and queer things are here, I’ll just
rove around raving, admiring all with rousing cheer.
See here, when I lift this up, some more weird things appear! 
Tumbled in a jumble there’s tattered sacks of Panama porn, and
under the unpolished hooves of an unkempt unicorn here’s a
venerable plaster moulding of a Venetian sad old saint.
Weary from wandering, I’ll sit down without complaint, in an
x-framed comfy chair from Napoleon’s last campaign –
yesterday discarded, but now mine to gain. With my 
zest for zany collecting, how can I refrain?


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.

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