So This will be my first time attempting a writing challenge, richardjford‘s weekly writing challenge (http://richardjamesford.wordpress.com/2014/03/28/writing-challenge-2/) even though they posted a story writing challenge i went ahead and wrote a poem since that is the genre where i find more comfort. I would like to call this poem “Acceptance” since it revolves around the theme of accepting other people’s opinions. I know its not the best work I’ve done but I’m proud with the result as this is my first time being restricted to keywords while doing poetry. The words i was to use in my writing were the following:
Noetic – of, or pertaining to the mind (adjective).
Guile – artful deception.
Philately – the collecting of stamps.
Fussbudget – a fussy or needlessly fault-finding person.
Vigilant – keenly watchful; wary.
Coxcomb – a conceited, foolish dandy; pretentious fop (fop meaning a vain man).
Plash – a gentle splash.
She leered a look of noetic guile,
judgmental in her stance
of my philately dimes.
I thought of her a fussbudget of a kind
yet i myself was of the coxcomb mind.
Wrapped in the knots of vigilant binds
I noticed not, our thoughts did combine.
And soon we saw not a single clash.
As she entered my world with a sweet plash