Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Alphabe-Thursday: The Letter O

Jenny Matlock

The Ordeal

Oh, to be Ordinary and Oblivious!
Obtuse to the Oppressive memories
repressed from days of Old.


Obscene images Occupying One’s mind
causing Overwhelming emotions
to Occur, On Occasion,
at in-Opportune times.


Ominous reflections
Orchestrating and Offering their Opus;
an Overture yearning to be heard.


If not met head On,
becoming an Obstacle to
Our personal growth.

In Order To move Onward,
spiritually and emotionally,
along life’s Odyssey
I Opine to you...
Optimistically and without Offense...
that it is Our Obligation to be Open
to working through the woe.


Offer that Olive branch to the pain.
Oblige the hurt.
And Only then shall they truly be
Obliterated to
Once upon a time

43 comments:

Leslie said...

Wow don't think I could manage the alphabet challenge and still make sense

nicely done

moondustwriter.com

Midday Escapades said...

That was breathtaking, Polly. You've given me an all new respect for the letter "O".

Christy said...

I love your poems. This one gives me lots to think about!

Unknown Mami said...

Fantastic!

Jenny said...

Polly. As always your posts are just Outstanding.

When our first round through Alphabe-Thursday is done I'm hoping you will publish these into a book so I can buy one.

You can really write girl.

Thanks for this deep and complex stop on my little journey through Alphabe-Thursday's Letter "O".

Please excuse the early visit but I am teaching night school tonight!

A+

Sarah said...

Polly, you continue to astound me. How do you manage to come up with all these appropriate words each time and then put them to verse. You definitely need to publish these. Put me on the list after
Mrs. Matlock for a copy of your fist book.

Viki said...

OMG, now I think this one is the BEST. I wish I could do this. Great job.

Terra said...

I am O so new to this meme and so far yours is my favorite - I must challenge myself to participate fully from this point forward. I loved this O post!

suzicate said...

WOW...you've obviously outwitted and outspoken us all!!! I don't know how you came up with all of that, but I am impressed!!!!

Brian Miller said...

Oh my....sO nicely dOne...smiles.

mbkatc230 said...

You write so beautifully, and to be able to do so while keeping with the alphabet theme is amazing! I'm with Jenny and Sarah, sign me up for a book! Kathy

Jingle said...

cool job!

mrs. c said...

Polly,
Wow girl, you have a way with words! Your poem gives me lots to think about. You are an amazing poet!

Cheryl said...

That poem rocked my soul.

Vicki said...

AWE-SOME...nuf said (o:

Christy said...

this is great...although i do have to admit that while reading it, all i could think was that I should have "played" opine in our after dinner game of scrabble.
random, i know!

jen said...

Thanks for some brain food. Don't always find that on these journeys.

easternsparkle said...

A great message - you're very clever with your use of words ;)

Jo said...

again, brilliant, food for thought ... and wonderful message.

Kimberly said...

Just Beautifully done!

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

Obviously Outstanding!
Well done!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Outstanding! I love the flow and rhythm of the piece.

My name is PJ. said...

I have a few favorites every week and yours is one of them! OUTSTANDING!

Brenda said...

I hope to never miss your post each Thursday. They are so wonderful.

Julie Schuler said...

Good Objective!

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

That's amazing!

Mumsy said...

You're genius, Polly! You fit in so many "Os", and your poem speaks in great volume!

Julienne said...

Overwhelmingly Obvious that now I will have to go back and find your previous letter posts!

Cynthia@RunningWithLetters said...

So much depth her, Polly. Your work has really been "meaty" lately. Thanks for sharing your heart.

mairmusic said...

Fun! Have you ever read ee cumming's
oDE?
http://mairmusic.wordpress.com/

♥ Chocolate Lover ♥ said...

I loved it x))
really awesome!

jeff campbell said...

What a wonderful poem...does this type of thing flow from you naturally or do you work hard to come up with this? I love to write poetry and haikus...sometimes they flow and sometimes not...Super post...peace and blessings...jeff

Tracy said...

Your obviously outstandingly talented when is your book coming out

Short and Sweet said...

Oh, what a delightful poem using so many o's. Great job.

Life Laugh Latte said...

Beautiful Polly. A little disappointed you didn't use the "O" word we would have used:) I could never have done that...amazing. Holly

Jackie said...

You like Obamas action figure? lol it's like an obscene image rather than an ominous one.

Steph said...

Wow... This is a very thoughtful and insightful piece of alliterated poetry. What do we do with those thoughts that haunt us? I really like your olive branch and acknowledging the pain response. They are real and there, but then can become a part of the past and make us stronger. There is a lot to be said for the renewal of our minds. For putting off old destructive thoughts and putting on new beautiful thoughts of our true identity.

lissa said...

ooh, nice use of O words

Natasha said...

O how talented you are to construct this Ode to a myriad of emotions. Lots to think about here...

Best wishes,
Natasha.

JcVeggie said...

What wonderful work you've done with the letter O! I admire your use of O words by making such a lovely flowing meaningful poem:) Look forward to more!

Tina said...

Your poetry continues to amaze me. What a gift you have. And thanks for being my personal respiratory therapist! I appreciate you taking the time to do that. I will be asking the doctor about your suggested diagnoses.

Catherine said...

Oh ... that was amazing! :) Great writing, outstanding O post.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This is one of my great posts of the week. Here is the link to my post: http://www.jdaniel4smom.com/2010/05/great-posts-i-came-across-this-week-may.html

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