Saturday, May 26, 2012


asks us to consider Stress

(An Acrostic)

Snap! You've reached that breaking point!
The whole wide world is out of joint!
Rage us surging through your veins!
Every thought disturbs your brains!
Seems you can't help seeing red!
Soak in a nice hot bath instead.

                                         Leonid Afrimov

We must wait till September, till Spring arrives once more.
Winter is knocking at the window and who knows what’s in store?
Today the first of the chilly winds came whistling down the street,
And the last of the summer flowers are finally admitting defeat.
Yet, throughout winter, there are rainbows, and colour still remains;
The Winter flowers grow bravely welcoming refreshing rains.
Here Summer is always a trial, when cool days are so rare,
And so we rejoice in Winter; so much easier to bear.
Yet still we long for Springtime, when the wattle flaunts its gold
And the glorious jacaranda is a glory to behold.
Australia has its seasons, though far more subtle than yours,
Here, in the land of Upsidedown, we’re obeying different laws!


Mary B. Mansfield said...

Your acrostic is a hoot! I can totally relate :) And the imagery in your seasonal poetry is gorgeous, love the line about the flowers "admitting defeat." Very nice!

Hannah said...

Oh, your first offers the perfect wind down. Off to do I think! Her prompt was eerily on time considering most of my days are much more tidy.

I like your land of upside-down. Great color and images played-out in that one!

Smiles to you, Rinkly!

Kerry O'Connor said...

A bath is my cure-all for stressed out days.

Fireblossom said...

Oh, I use the bath cure all the time!

Laurie Kolp said...

Love the acrostic... a bath is a great de-stressor!

De Jackson (WhimsyGizmo) said...

Perfect acrostic! And great advice!

Susie Clevenger said...

so nice to read your acrostic poem..I needed a wind is a good release for me. I turn on something that makes me dance and forget about what has stressed me for a few moments.

Scarlet said...

A warm bath is my cure all too ~

The land of upside up - I like this. Here in my part of the world, its spring and I hope it will last a little longer ~

Mystic_Mom said...

I can't tell you how many times a nice hot bath has saved the world! ha ha! Loved this!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

The bath is a perfect stress reliever, though now I cant get out of one very easily (maybe THAT'S my problem, hee hee!)