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Real Poetic’s Anniversary acrostic challenge

By Kayleigh Fraser ✨Published 26 days ago 1 min read
Top Story - June 2024
Photo by Rajesh Rajput on Unsplash

another year of isolation

negotiating my worth, my value, begging you

not to disregard me

“invest in me, I’m worth it, please see”

venting, raging

eviscerating fear,

regretting, releasing,

scintillating tears

another year of isolation

realising my worth, my value, attracting you to

yclept me as part of you

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About the Creator

Kayleigh Fraser ✨

philosopher, alchemist, writer & poet with a spirit of fire & passion for all things health & love related 💫

“When life gives you lemons,

Know you are asking for them.

If you want oranges, focus on oranges”


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Comments (30)

  • Harbor Benassa6 days ago

    I like how the first line introduced the concept of this poem right away. Great entry!

  • Cathy holmes11 days ago

    I hate that this is still happening for you. Powerful words. Congrats on the TS and good luck in the challenge.

  • Excellent… beautiful lines like: “ scintillating tears”. I’m with everyone else: yclept sure got me! The things you learn 😳.

  • Hannah E. Aaron16 days ago

    There are so many cool elements to this poem! I love how the acrostic word of 'anniversary' plays such a large role in the content of the poem as well! And, like others have mentioned, 'yclept' was a fun word to learn! I definitely had to Google it! Awesome work!

  • Christy Munson23 days ago

    Congratulations on Top Story! 🥳 Loved learning a new word (yclept)!

  • Margaret Brennan24 days ago

    congratulations on TS. this one is well worth it.

  • Congratulations on having your story featured as a top story on Vocal! This is a remarkable achievement, and it's clear why your work has received such recognition. Your storytelling is truly exceptional. The narrative was not only compelling but also beautifully crafted, holding my attention from start to finish. The way you developed the characters and plot was masterful, making the story both engaging and thought-provoking. Your unique voice and perspective shine through, setting your work apart. It’s evident that you poured a lot of passion and effort into this piece, and it has certainly paid off. I look forward to reading more of your incredible stories in the future. Keep up the fantastic work! Best regards, Dr. Jay

  • Lamar Wiggins24 days ago

    Wow!!! You were quick on the draw with this one. Like it's been waiting to be said and the prompt allowed it to be released...Great work and Congrats! Hope all is well, my friend!

  • Natasha Collazo24 days ago

    Congrats!! Lovely writing!!

  • shanmuga priya24 days ago

    Congratulations on this stunning achievement 💐💐💐

  • Natasha Collazo24 days ago


  • Back to say congratulations on your Top Story! 🎉💖🎊🎉💖🎊

  • Tiffany Gordon 24 days ago

    Fabulously written!

  • Babs Iverson24 days ago

    Pure powerful performance poem!!! Loved it!!! Congratulations on Top Story too!!!

  • Kristen Balyeat25 days ago

    The depth to this piece is profound, Kayleigh. I read this yesterday and meant to come back to comment, so happy to see it in the top! Beautiful work, and GREAT word {yclept}—haven't seen that one in a long time!

  • Novel Allen25 days ago

    I feel the words, been feeling like that lately myself. Heck, I thought 'yclept' was a typo. Baring the soul always wins. Kudos TS.

  • And congrats on Top Story!!😊

  • wow I also had to look up yclept.. This was so powerful!

  • Caroline Jane25 days ago

    A personal, relatable truth articulated incredibly well. And... "Yclept" wow... New word for me too!

  • ROCK 25 days ago

    Sorrowful and brilliant. Congratulations on Top Story!

  • Paul Stewart25 days ago

    Congrats on Top Storydom, girl!

  • angela hepworth25 days ago

    So vulnerable and powerfully worded. Amazing work!

  • D.K. Shepard25 days ago

    Great acrostic! And like Dharrsheena, I learned a new word!

  • The mirror you share here. Great work

  • It's wonderful to see you back. I know you've been back for a little while but it is nice to see you back. I really enjoyed this poem, you always do such a great job with everything you're right. You are definitely a talent to be recognized.

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