Writing is an effective type of therapy. When you write about a troublesome topic, you often work out an acceptable solution or just gain peace from fleshing it out. Another way writing can be used as therapy is simply as a stress reliever. So stop right now, and take a moment to write a little poem with me. I love you, my readers, so much that I have prepared a simply poetry lesson for you (well, actually thanks to a great website--google 51 types of poetry). So give it a shot.
We're going to try an ABC Poem which is defined as a poem that has five lines that create a mood, picture, or feeling. Lines 1 through 4 are made up of words, phrases or clauses while the first word of each line is in alphabetical order. Line 5 is one sentence long and begins with any letter.
I'll give it a shot.
The early morning sun appears over the Roanoke Sound.
Now I gave it a twist with the hyphenated words, so feel free to twist as you like (shake it, baby). Just notice the ABCD then any letter. Now you don't have to start with A. Start with any letter, just be successive. I LOVE tight perameters because it really gets your juices flowing, creatively.
Have a wonderful Friday. I am at the cottage for the day attending a scrapbooking workshop kind of thing. I'm doing it out of a sense of duty to my children and the ever-growing piles of pictures put to no use whatsoever. We'll see how it turns out. Needless to say, this is NOT really my kind of thing. So wish me luck! xoxox
AND DON'T FORGET TO POST YOUR POEM IN THE COMMENTS!!
My Mission Statement
I write to serve, to unite, to educate. I write to share literature and flesh out ideas that may be of interest to others. I write to document an emotion, experience, or a blip in time. My mission is to write in such a way that the reader is reminded that we can find humor in all situations. It's one of the great blessings of life.