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Distraction of Time Ticking Away

Acrostic for the Dancing with Distraction Challenge

By Paul StewartPublished 4 months ago 1 min read
Distraction of Time Ticking Away
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Daydreaming on a warm and sunny day

in the middle of summer

Sitting on the beach

Tracing lines and patterns in the sand


Awakening those lost feelings of

Calmness. the feelings that the normal day to day suffocates

Tracing lines and patterns in the sand

in the middle of summer, away from everything

on a beautifully sandy beach

Nothing but the peaceful distraction of time ticking away


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I hope you enjoyed this, yet another entry into the Dancing with Distraction Challenge.

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Paul Stewart

Scottish-Italian poet/writer from Glasgow.

I put myself into every piece of writing I publish.

A heady mix of experimentation, dark, light, emotion, heart, humour & more.

"Every man has a sane spot somewhere" R.L Stevenson

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  • Kristen Balyeat4 months ago

    Paul, you have been spitting out so many of these and they are all AMAZING! I think this is your challenge:) This one was absolutely beautiful and peaceful! This felt like a mini vacation. Your words are a portal to another world– but next time please include a real portal. Amazing work!

  • Ah, so peaceful. I really could do with this distraction. I think all of us would! Loved your poem!

  • A zen-like distraction.

  • Em Starr4 months ago

    These are the moments I live for... and need more of! There is a line in a Goanna song, "One of these days, I'm just gonna lie in the sun, but right now, I'm wondering does that day ever come?" and I have always felt those lyrics to the core. That's what you have managed to capture here, Paul. A moment of stillness and appreciation... the best kind of distraction. ❤️

  • ARC4 months ago

    Paul this is so strong. "the feelings that the normal day to day suffocates".. oof, man. Look out below. Truth bombs incoming. Amazing work, brother. 💙

  • Heather Hubler4 months ago

    Oh, I'm ready to live this scene. How wonderfully relaxing. You painted the perfect picture. Hopefully I'll get to go to the pool soon...similar feel :)

  • Neesem Khan4 months ago

    Excellent bro...

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