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Come Friends and Follow Me, Away We Go From A to Z

Updated on April 25, 2015

Why I wrote this poem:

I chose to write this poem – not only because it is poetry month - but because it is a challenge between me, myself and I due to a comment I received on another poem which I had written. This poem is dedicated to peachpurple – she knows who she is. I am sure that she recalls the poem.

This took me some thinking to write so it took me some time.

Train wreck

Source

The train wreck:

A Backend Caboose gets Dizzy

Engine in Front is Going Hastily

Inhabitant Jane Kelly Lizzie

Mailwoman Named the Only Passenger

Qualified Railroad Sent into a Tizzy

Upturned Volatile “Whale Belly” filled with Xylol

Yikes! This day was Zealot

© 2015 The Examiner-1

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    • The Examiner-1 profile imageAUTHOR

      The Examiner-1 

      3 years ago

      (grinning back) Thank you Deb. I have to look at that again because I have forgotten exactly what it is.

      Kevin

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      Deb Hirt 

      3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      (grinning) An alphabetical train wreck, indeed. You did well with it.

    • The Examiner-1 profile imageAUTHOR

      The Examiner-1 

      3 years ago

      That is why I try to come up with these Martie, for me as I write it and my readers too.

      Have a nice day. :-)

      Kevin

    • The Examiner-1 profile imageAUTHOR

      The Examiner-1 

      3 years ago

      Thank you Molly, I am glad that you like it.

      Have a nice day. :-)

      Kevin

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      Martie Coetser 

      3 years ago from South Africa

      Excellent brain exercising!

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      Molly Layton 

      3 years ago from Alberta

      Very clever poem! I like it.

    • The Examiner-1 profile imageAUTHOR

      The Examiner-1 

      3 years ago

      The doctor was just office talk. Weight and BP were fine. I am fine.

      I may even get my SNAP renewed thanks to my brother stopping there after Dr.'s. On phone I just got busy signal.

      You have a nice Tuesday and say hi to the kids.

      Have a nice day. :-)

      Kevin

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      Ann Carr 

      3 years ago from SW England

      I never expect people to answer straight away; we all have busy lives to lead! Hope the doc outcome was ok.

      Enjoy your Tuesday! We're off home to England - can't wait to see all the children.

      Ann

    • The Examiner-1 profile imageAUTHOR

      The Examiner-1 

      3 years ago

      Thank you fans - I mean fan - you confused me. lol I am grateful for your comments Ann and happy that you really enjoyed it! At first I was not sure about writing that but I am happy that I did. :-)

      I would have answered earlier but I had a Dr. appt. and ended up going to other necessary spots while out.

      Have a nice afternoon/ evening.

      Kevin

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      Ann Carr 

      3 years ago from SW England

      That was great fun; well done! Never thought of doing that and it worked well for you. The subject was interesting too and that's not easy when you have such constraints in which to write.

      I'm in awe!

      Ann

    • The Examiner-1 profile imageAUTHOR

      The Examiner-1 

      3 years ago

      I thank you a lot Torri. I am grateful that you read my poem and also for your comments and for your vote.

      You have a nice Wednesday. :-)

      Kevin

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      torrilynn 

      3 years ago

      I like poems and i really liked reading your poem. Interesting indeed. Voted up.

    • The Examiner-1 profile imageAUTHOR

      The Examiner-1 

      3 years ago

      You are welcome but it was an accident, I did not intend that. I made up the first and middle names and used the last name just as a rhyme word. Thank you for your vote and comments.

      Have a nice day. :-)

      Kevin

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      Liz Elias 

      3 years ago from Oakley, CA

      Hi there, Kevin!

      My attention was drawn to this hub thanks to Shyron E. Shenko, who let me know that you had included me in your 'train wreck.' LOL

      Thanks much for the mention. This was a hilarious way to include folks, and very creative. Voted up and funny!

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      The Examiner-1 

      3 years ago

      Shyron,

      How did you share it? The buttons are not there.

      Kevin

    • The Examiner-1 profile imageAUTHOR

      The Examiner-1 

      3 years ago

      I will look again Shyron but you had me wondering last time. Unless it was somewhere else, I used 'Jane Kelly Lizzy' in it. All that I used was the last name to rhyme.

      Thanks for the votes and sharing again.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      3 years ago from Texas

      Kevin, I just sent "Meet DzyMsLizzy" a message and told her that you have her on your train.

      Blessings and Hugs dear friend.

      Voted up ++++ and shared again

    • The Examiner-1 profile imageAUTHOR

      The Examiner-1 

      3 years ago

      So do I, it was fun!

      Kevin

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      Suzette Walker 

      3 years ago from Taos, NM

      I think it is great to give self-challenges!

    • The Examiner-1 profile imageAUTHOR

      The Examiner-1 

      3 years ago

      Thank you Suzette. I really appreciate what you have said about it! The first time huh? I try to be original all of the time. I was the one who challenged myself - nobody else did.

      I hope that you have a great night. :)

      Kevin

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      Suzette Walker 

      3 years ago from Taos, NM

      What a fun and creative poem! First time I have seen this done! You rose to the the challenge expertly☺️ Well done!

    • The Examiner-1 profile imageAUTHOR

      The Examiner-1 

      3 years ago

      Thank you for the comments Kim. I really appreciate your vote and share. You missed me? I have still been around. (? scratch, scratch)

      Have a nice day. :-)

      Kevin

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      ocfireflies 

      3 years ago from North Carolina

      Kevin,

      I am a big fan of the abcedarian, and you created fun from A to Z. Voted up and shared my friend. I have missed you.

      ~Kim

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      The Examiner-1 

      3 years ago

      I received your first comment Michael - they sometimes hide on us.

      Have a nice day.

      Kevin

    • The Examiner-1 profile imageAUTHOR

      The Examiner-1 

      3 years ago

      Thank you Michael-Milec.

      Have a nice day.

      Kevin

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      Michael-Milec 

      3 years ago

      To write a comment? I did and it disappeared.

      in essence, due to my archaic background, a 'symphony' expresses

      'anything characterized by a harmonious combination of elements'

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      Michael-Milec 

      3 years ago

      Hi Kevin.

      Thus my fingers have touched a hot spot in an attempt to compliment to your ' composition', coming from 'archaic form of live' where anything characterized by a harmonious combination of elements - is considered as a 'symphony.'

      I heard it while reading your poem, echoing again...

      Peace with us.

    • The Examiner-1 profile imageAUTHOR

      The Examiner-1 

      3 years ago

      Thank you Michael-Milec. I am not into symphonies but that is a different comment - with a little rhyme to it.

      You have a nice night. :-)

      Kevin

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      Michael-Milec 

      3 years ago

      Hi theexaminer-1.

      Composed as a symphony A-Z anding in high note consonantly.

      Voted interesting.

    • The Examiner-1 profile imageAUTHOR

      The Examiner-1 

      3 years ago

      I am grateful for your vote and share, and happy that you loved it Shyron. :-) Thank you for reading it.

      I thought that I made up a name for the rhyme. Is it someone real?

      You have a beautiful day to.

      Kevin

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      3 years ago from Texas

      Kevin, I loved it, voted-up, ABI and shared. I see you put Ms. Lizzie on the train.

      Have a Blessed day.

    • The Examiner-1 profile imageAUTHOR

      The Examiner-1 

      3 years ago

      I appreciate your taking the time to read this and the comments which you have made Genna.

      I hope that you have a nice Sunday. :-)

      Kevin

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      Genna East 

      3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Very clever. :-) This was a challenge in which you put a lot of thought into along with creativity and talent. Nicely done.

    • The Examiner-1 profile imageAUTHOR

      The Examiner-1 

      3 years ago

      Hi Frank it is nice to talk to you again. I acknowledge your compliments and all I really wanted when I wrote this was to prove to myself that I could do it. Also for the comment I received on the other poem. (I wish that I could remember the poem and the commenter.)

    • The Examiner-1 profile imageAUTHOR

      The Examiner-1 

      3 years ago

      Thank you Ruby. Believe me, the hardest part was trying to deduce what to list it under and at first to me the hardest part was anticipating what to put for the last two letters.

      Have a nice day. :-)

      Kevin

    • The Examiner-1 profile imageAUTHOR

      The Examiner-1 

      3 years ago

      I thought so Larry - until I started writing it. Then thinking of each word was harder than I thought.

      Thank you for reading it. :-)

      Kevin

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      Frank Atanacio 

      3 years ago from Shelton

      ranks among the best I read this April my friend.. I hope it gets to where you want it to go..:)

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Wow Kevin! This was uniquely different and very cleverly worded. I wonder if I'm up to trying this? Humm I don't know? Anyhow I enjoyed yours. Shared.

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      Larry Rankin 

      3 years ago from Oklahoma

      Fun idea.

    • The Examiner-1 profile imageAUTHOR

      The Examiner-1 

      3 years ago

      Good morning/afternoon Mary and thank you for the vote up and comments. They mean a lot to me.

      I hope that you have a nice day. :-)

      Kevin

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      The Examiner-1 

      3 years ago

      I thank you a lot dghbrh, unless she has just not commented yet she has not read it. I appreciate your compliments and I am glad that you enjoyed it. Thank you for the share and vote up.

      Have a nice day. :-)

      Kevin

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      The Examiner-1 

      3 years ago

      I am grateful for those compliments word55 and I would say who she was but at the moment I am not sure between 3 so we will both have to wait until she reads it. I am glad that you read this and enjoyed it.

      Have a nice day. :-)

      Kevin

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      The Examiner-1 

      3 years ago

      Thank you whonu. It was nice of you to stop by.

      Have a nice day. :-)

      Kevin

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      Mary Craig 

      3 years ago from New York

      I don't think I could ever use all those letters and make sense ;) Well done and fun to read.

      Voted up and interesting.

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      deergha 

      3 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Wowwww...very interesting work really. You are very talented I must admit. Really enjoyed your work here. Shared and voted up.

      Hope one for whom it is written enjoyed reading it.

      Thanks for this wonderful share here.

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      Word 

      3 years ago from Chicago

      Hi TE-1, well thought out poem. T would be extra, extra to expose the wonderful lady that motivated you to write like this from A-Z. Keep up the great work. I loved it!

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      whonunuwho 

      3 years ago from United States

      Nice and most unique my friend. whonu

    • The Examiner-1 profile imageAUTHOR

      The Examiner-1 

      3 years ago

      Thank you very much John. I hope that the person I wrote it for sees it. It was a nice comment I received on another poem about using all letters where I did not. I dared myself to write one where every word began with A-Z. (After all, I won a spelling bee with antidisenstablishmentarianism in7th grade.) So I figured I could do it. I appreciate your vote.

      Kevin

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      The Examiner-1 

      3 years ago

      Thank you Jamie. I did not expect comments already since I just published it a few hours ago. This was a short one because it was only written for one reason.

      Kevin

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      John Hansen 

      3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Good work Kevin. I like the way you utilised the alphabet in order as the first letters in the words of the poem. A slightly different form of acrostic I guess. I hope the person it was written for likes it. Voted interesting.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      3 years ago from Reno NV

      Great job with the alphabet. Awesome. I love to work my way through these types of poems, so clever and nicely done. Jamie

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