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Dancing with Distraction

By Babs IversonPublished 4 months ago 1 min read
Top Story - June 2023
Image by pixelia from Pixabay

Distant drummers drumming.

Icy imagination igniting.

Scary situations screaming.

Twilight thunder terrorizing.

Raging rain relentlessly rapping.

Acidic announcements annoying.

Constant commercials complaining.

Tremors technically troubling.

Innocuous insects invading.

Outcry occurrence oscillating.

Notorious notification nod.

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Writer's notes: This acrostic poem is entered into the Dancing With Distraction Challenge. In addition, each line is an alliteration

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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  • Amy Liou3 months ago

    I love this! I started taking ballet lessons recently actually, and it's a lot of fun <3

  • Samia Afra3 months ago

    Great work and use of alliteration!

  • I love that you've used alliteration on each line, really well done :D xx

  • The structure of this the flow the rhythm were out of this world! Great work Babs

  • Shari Gailla3 months ago

    Wow. Amazing!

  • Novel Allen3 months ago

    Waltzing with words. I get it, Lovely.

  • Veronica Coldiron3 months ago

    I love the rhythm to this! It is like an actual dance through life, so full of seemingly dark distractions. I think this is my favorite in this challenge so far. BEAUTIFUL poem!

  • Naomi Gold3 months ago

    I forgot to comment on this when I initially read it, but so far this is the most relatable list of distractions in poetic form that I have read. Especially living in Minnesota. We’ve had some crazy rains, and I’ve got the exterminator coming tomorrow because I’ve seen and killed two large centipedes haha. “When it rains, it pours”—especially when I’m trying to write. Great job, Babs!

  • Cendrine Marrouat3 months ago

    So fun to read, Babs! Very nice!

  • Shelley Carroll3 months ago

    That was fun to read! And congrats on Top Story!

  • Heather Hubler3 months ago

    Wonderful Babs!!! Congratulations on Top Story :)

  • Fateen Khan3 months ago

    Now that's lovely! 💙

  • Ruth Stewart3 months ago

    This is lovely. Well written and relatable. Thank you for writing it.

  • Gerald Holmes4 months ago

    Excellent work Babs. Love this. Congrats.

  • Brenton F4 months ago

    Very well done Babs!

  • Gina C.4 months ago

    YES!! Congratulations on Top Story!! 🤗❤️

  • Girl, 🧐well I'm just going to say that this Deserves more than a Top Story💯❗You Constructed this piece So dutiful🎉😉 Congratulations Babs🏆🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

  • The Dani Writer4 months ago

    Well done Baba and congrats on the Top Story!

  • Donnalisa Madrigal4 months ago

    I got a “12 Days of Christmas” vibe. ❤️. Very clever. 🍻

  • C. H. Richard4 months ago

    Great take on the challenge. Congratulations on Top Story ❤️

  • Judey Kalchik 4 months ago

    I like this, your second using an actual dance step in the execution of the prompt!

  • Misty Rae4 months ago

    Congratulations on the top story. Well done.

  • Roy Stevens4 months ago

    Congratulations Babs!

  • Dana Crandell4 months ago

    There's that Top Story! Congratulations, Babs!

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