Jamie Alexander

Rookie (March 11,1961 / Virginia)

Abc's Of Poetry Poem by Jamie Alexander


As I reflect with pen in hand
Begging words to spread their wings
Cadence inspires verses to dance
Daring each syllable to sing

Endless streams of inspiration
Forever flowing in my mind
Gathering recollections
Hoping for treasures to find

Intriguing is the challenge
Jotting down my every thought
Keeping them in perspective
Learning from lessons taught

Memories parade before me
Needing no invitation
Opening yesterday's door
Providing observation

Quatrains are my preference
Rhythm and rhyme are desired
Seeking perfect harmony
Triumphant when it's acquired

Undaunted, yet I surrender
Voice of emotion suppressed
Words have finally failed me
Xanadu dreams bid me rest

Yes, the train is nearing the station, my friend
Zooming at last to the journey's end


Alas, before I say goodnight
Boundless words have taken flight
Clinging to stars lighting the sky
Displaying their wings, learning to fly

Submitted: Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Form:


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

I wanted to challenge myself with this poem and see if I could write it beginning each line with every letter of the alphabet. Almost gave up, but it was fun. You should try it! Thanks for taking time to read it :)

Comments about this poem (Abc's Of Poetry by Jamie Alexander )

There is no comment submitted by members..

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Caged Bird
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  4. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  5. If, Rudyard Kipling
  6. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  7. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  8. Warning, Jenny Joseph
  9. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep, Mary Elizabeth Frye
  10. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
[Hata Bildir]