Word Written in Verse – A Haiku

The Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #111 words for this week are: “Rhyme & Reason.”

I used verse for the word rhyme and purpose for the word reason.

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Writing 201: Poetry–Distrust

Trust, Acrostic, Internal Rhyme


Disdain drips from your lips like a summer rain.

I feel the steely bite of your casual refrain,

Secure in the storm of my emotional pain, while

Tears slip slowly falling down – I cannot explain.

Random words meant to cause no harm,

Useless insults brandished with an intent to charm.

Sugary words whispered of an adoring affection –

Trust and dependence my only reflection.

We were to use the word trust, so I used it as distrust.  I found the acrostic and the internal rhyming to be quite challenging, which is a good thing.

The Daily Post shares:

“Acrostics have been around for millennia: they’re a creative way to give order and convey multiple meanings at once while staying fairly subtle.
There have been two prevalent ways to create acrostics. In one, you follow the sequence of the alphabet, beginning each verse in your poem with a different one from A to Z (or to whatever letter you choose to reach — you’re not obliged to cover the entire ABC). This type of acrostic emphasizes the idea of seriality, of accumulation, or of a preset order.
The other type of acrostic is one in which the first (or last) letter of each verse together spell out a message: a short sentence, a word, a name (for example, medieval poets loved writing love poems with acrostics spelling out their beloved’s name).”

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Writing 201: Poetry – A Language Barrier

As part of Writing 201, I humbly submit my rendition of a limerick:

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My journey to England was long ago.

One I am glad I did not forego.

I even learned to drink tea.

I so wanted to be a Brit, you see

alas, the language proved to be too much for me!

We were to use the word, “journey” and to make sure we had alliteration included in the 5 lines.

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