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Laterally Thinking

This is for the Vocal "Dancing with Distraction" Acrostic Challenge

By Mike Singleton - MikeydredPublished 13 days ago β€’ 1 min read
A Nightcafe Creation By The Author

I really didn't think I would be able to do this, and after reading you may agree with me, but you can listen to this brilliant record by Sniff 'n' The Tears so that must be a little compensation.

The Prompt

Write an acrostic using the word distraction.

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"Driver's Seat" Came On The Player

I Really Like Sniff 'n' The Tears

So, I'll Build Layer By Layer

To Write A Poem, I'll Be Clear.


Really I'm Easy To Distract

And I Let My Mind Wander Off

Can I Remember Simple Facts?

This Is Another Distraction


I'm Always So Easily Led

Only Time'll Tell If I'll Succeed

Not This Time Though, My Work Is Dead


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Mike Singleton - Mikeydred

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  • J. S. Wade12 days ago

    Great acrostic poem Mike. Great entry for the challenge 😎

  • My attention span is terribly short, lol. Loved your poem!

  • I'm sorry, I got distracted & missed the last of that. (No I didn't. I'm OCD. I'm not that easily distracted, lol! Great job.)

  • Misty Rae13 days ago

    Never heard of the band...interesting, not bad. Funny you doubted your ability to rise to this challenge...you were the first person I thought of last night when I saw the challenge initially. I was not disappointed. Well done. :)

  • Dana Crandell13 days ago

    Well done. I remember this song.

  • RM Stockton13 days ago

    Fantastic poem, and my favorite new song of the week. This was an expertly composed take on the challenge. Well done!

  • A little jiving here on Vocal, alright (Love that song) Great job on this challenge, effortless skill

  • Novel Allen13 days ago

    First, there is a band called Sniff n the tears? Am so behind in such things. I see what you did. Tell us it is terrible, then it turns out really great. I see you Mikey. 😎.

  • Mariann Carroll13 days ago

    Excellent poem to the Challenge πŸ₯°

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