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Dancing With Distraction

By Babs IversonPublished 4 months ago 1 min read
Top Story - June 2023
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Din echoes through the mind.

Imagination grind.

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."

Thank you for reading...

Happy trails...

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About the Creator

Babs Iverson

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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  • Veronica Coldiron2 months ago

    You really gave mastered this poetic form. I truly envy your talent!!

  • Cendrine Marrouat2 months ago

    Nicely done, Babs!

  • Roy Stevens4 months ago

    Ah well, I was hoping for Chubby Checker but still, this was well done Babs!

  • Canuck Scriber4 months ago

    Sensitive and a nice rhythm to it, liked the twist at the end!

  • Michael Davis4 months ago

    Awesome Work thanks for sharing

  • Denise Larkin4 months ago

    Cleverly written. The rhyming is spot on.

  • JBaz4 months ago

    This was a fun read, you put a lot of work into it. Congratulations

  • Dana Stewart4 months ago

    This is sharp and rhythmic and yes, never give up! Great job Babs and Congratulations on the Top Story!

  • Congratulations on your Top Story🎉💖✨

  • J. S. Wade4 months ago

    Yes!! Never give up ! Congratulations Babs 💜🥇

  • Pauline Fountain4 months ago

    Congratulations on Top Story Babs!! A perfect take on the Challenge. I can relate to every word. Thank you for writing … ‘Din echoes through the mind. Imagination grind.’ Pauline 🌸

  • Witty missy4 months ago

    Never give up it's a date!! I love this ma'am ❤️

  • Ahamed Thousif4 months ago

    Wonderful!!! This is amazing work... Keep Going.

  • Heather Hubler4 months ago

    Loved the short, punchy phrases. And I deeply felt time slipping down the drain. Great entry, Babs!! Congratulations on Top Story :)

  • Melissa Ingoldsby4 months ago

    Absolutely brilliant Babs ! Congratulations on your beautiful top story 🥰

  • Brenton F4 months ago

    you got me with "Imagination grind." that says it all for me ATM. The rest just flows and distracts! Well done! Congrats on the TS

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  • Tiffany Gordon 4 months ago

    Congrats on your TOP STORY Babs!

  • Dana Crandell4 months ago

    Woohoo! Congratulations, Babs!

  • Congrats Babs!!

  • Congratulations on your Top Story

  • Tiffany Gordon 4 months ago

    Phenomenal work Babs! BRAVO!

  • Great take on the challenge

  • Harmony Kent4 months ago

    So relatable. Incredibly well expressed, Babs 💕🙂

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