Din echoes through the mind.
Stressing about the world news,
thoughts flooding brings on the blues.
Right or wrong, there's a new slog.
A different, fog
causing pity and pain.
Time slips down the drain.
In a dither, many things on the plate,
obviously, something has to wait.
Never give up, it's a date.
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Writer's notes: This acrostic poem is entered into the Dancing With Distraction Challenge.
According to Vocal, "The Prompt
Write an acrostic using the word distraction.
An acrostic is a form of poetry in which the first letter of each line when read vertically from top to bottom, spells out a word, phrase, or name. It is a creative way to incorporate a hidden message or theme within a poem. The word that is spelled out through the initial letters of each line is typically related to the overall subject or theme of the poem.
The theme of this challenge's acrostic, distraction, can be both a hindrance and a wellspring of inspiration. It pulls our attention away, diverting us from our intended path, yet it also opens doors to unexpected ideas and perspectives. Whether it's the lure of social media, the buzzing chaos of a bustling city, or the cacophony of thoughts battling for attention within our minds, distractions are an ever-present force in our lives. In this contest, we want you to embrace the chaos and uncover the hidden treasures that lie within the realm of distraction."
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About the Creator
Barbara J Iversen, also known as Babs Iverson, lives in Texas and loves her grandkids to the moon and back. After writing one story, she found that writing has many benefits especially during a pandemic and a Texas-size Arctic Blast.
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