OctPoWriMo,  OctPoWriMo 2015,  Poetry

Head, Meet Desk…

Holy son of a motherless goat! No, oh heck no. I am NOT doing this prompt again. I had to write an Abecedarian (ABC Darian) poem this April past, and it was not my favorite thing to write.


Okay. You know what? I’ll put up the one I wrote in April and I’ll think about writing a new one today. IF, and that’s a really big “if”, I can get my brain wrapped around the notion of actually sitting down and pulling out a mental dictionary to write a decent abecedarian then I will. It may be posted late but I will try to consider a new one.

Good luck any of you who attempt this. Especially without pulling out an actual dictionary.

xo Jesi



By Jessica Scott





Breathes in guilt’s shame,

Consuming it, changing it,

Determining a new path,

Eager to begin again.




Forgive me my trespasses, Father,

Grant me peace.

Hear my plea, oh Lord-

Incantations to a deity,

Judge and jury to spiritual infractions.

Karma is a bitch they say;

Lead us not into temptation.




Melodramatic mockery to

Negotiate the ransom for

One’s immortal soul.

Pacify the gods,

Qualify the conditions;

Ramifications could be





Transformation of the soul

Unaccustomed to discipline,

Vague ideas of truth and morality.

Wander alone in a

Xenophobic condition,

Yearning for absolution, looking for

Zion’s forgiveness.

Jesi Scott is an aspiring writer of novels, a poet, and blogger. She has guest-blogged over at The Well-Tempered Bards, and has a post featured at For Love Of…. Jesi has two poems published in Memories of Mist, a literary anthology, and one published story in a newsletter. She is currently working on releasing her first poetry collection as well as writing her first novel. When not writing, Jesi can be found getting lost in bookstores, singing and dancing around the house, experiencing culture with friends, and generally having fun with her four sons when they aren’t driving her weeping into her closet, which she calls her Padded Cell. She loves to rescue stray bookmarks, as well as books, and has opened her heart to any and all stories needing a home. Archery is her current favorite thing ever but you might want to stand back a little as she still has a tendency to drop the bow occasionally.


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