A to Z Challenge – V

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I have been writing for a long time.  One of my first poems I wrote for myself was a reaction to a book I read, No Language But A Cry.  I wanted to be a voice for this infant that was severely abused by her father.  She never spoke until her teens.  I wanted to stand up for those who did not have a voice…. I had big dreams then

In the nearly 40 years since I started writing for me the sheer volume of poetry I have written would be staggering if I took the time to count them.  I know in high school I had already hit 200.  The dream of me writing for a book would have to be issued in multiple volumes.

So when I write I don’t have any set pattern I follow.  I am a free verse writer for the most part.  I do occasionally dabble in lyric writing with verses and chorus.  And over the years since I have done the daily prompts I have expanded my vocabulary some.

You by now have figured out I am very grateful for the variety of things I have accomplished so far with my writing. Now If I could just be the victor of a writing contest.


Simpler Terms

She went towards the mailbox and saw the letter sticking out of the flap.  She gathered all the mail and took it inside.  The large envelope held her attention and she opened it up.  The letter read like an unabridged dictionary.  Words way beyond her vocabulary, and there was three pages of them.  This verbose collection of phrases broken down into simple terms was just a statement for the drawing up of divorce papers… or the legal termination of the union of marriage between plaintiff and respondent. Why can’t it just say this husband and wife are seeking a divorce?

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Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – verbose