A boy;
crippled, debilitated.
Easily forgotten, getting help
Injured joints; kinked legs.
Medically nurtured,
Overcoming physical quirks
Restored strength totally.
Undisputed verity.
Walt, xenophobe,
yin/yang zealot!

Written for WE WRITE POEMS – PROMPT #105 – Old Beginnings

16 thoughts on “THE ABC’S OF EARLY MEMORY

  1. Irene

    Ah, a abecederian poem. It’s been a while since I’ve seen this form. Seems the kinked legs is linked to being a xenophobe and yin/yang zealot.

  2. I haven’t tried this form. I may have to, after reading yours. I wasn’t even aware of it until the last two lines. Even then, I had to have a remark to notice 🙂 Glad the legs were overcome. That’s not a good thing for a child to have to fight on top of other stuff.

  3. I don’t think I’ve ever written this form before. This is captured well, Walt, the brevity lends to an elemental feeling…nice write and glad for balance now! Smiles to you!

  4. Well, my hat is off to you, Walt on handling this type of form. I didn’t notice either until the ending. I am also glad that you overcame your leg problems. It is sad for any child to endure.


  5. Well you don’t have to hit me over the head to notice a form… well, OK, yes you do. Not till I went back afterwords, pushed to wonder what I missed. But then I say I’m into no-form, and guess I’m right.

    Clever mind of you to make that work, as you did. As well glad for a happier present day. Thanks Walt.

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