Incremental Poetry ~ 26 Lines

The Alphabet of Our Love

Always together, though miles keep us apart
Born to be each other’s counterpart
Created for you, as you were for me
Doing whatever you need trustingly
Embodiment of hope and pleasure combined
Friendship that lasts and has been well refined
Giving of self that the other may gain
Helping to lessen the other one’s pain
Immersed in your interests and activities
Just looking for ways to surprise you and please
Kindness, the measure that governs our thoughts
Learning to look past the unsightly spots
Mindful of feelings, and frustrations too
Never unfaithful, never untrue
Open to new and impassioning schemes
Proving that we still can follow our dreams
Quick to forgive, quicker still to embrace
Running with patience this marathon race
Steady and sure through the turmoils of life
Trustworthy friends in the challenge of strife.
Under the surface of flint, soft as silk
Versatile nature, as creamy as milk
Wonder of you, that you dare to love me
eXceptional friendship for eternity
Young on the inside, though outwardly aging
Zany at times, but I find it engaging.

Copyright © 2019 Abigail Gronway – All Rights Reserved

Welcome to my series, Incremental Poetry, where each week the featured poem will be one line longer than the one I share the week before. I have no idea how long I’ll keep this up, so we’ll just have to wait and see. Thank you for stopping by.

Scansion:
Alpha Beta
26-line poem in a single stanza, a series of 13 couplets
Each line begins with a consecutive letter of the alphabet
Rhyme and meter are optional.
I chose to write this one in iambic tetrameter with a rhyme scheme of aabbccdd, etc.
For a bigger challenge, use a word that actually begins with the letter X for the 24th line.

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