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Seaside Storm

Updated on July 25, 2019
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This is a different type of poetry, using the same letter for each word. It is a challenge issued by Ann Carr.

Southern streets seething

Soaking summer season

Salty sea surrounding sails

Sailing slowly

Sailors sandbagging

Sunset setting

Schooner secure

Sunglasses see scope

Saturated scene

Scattering scorched sand

Sea subsiding secure



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    • always exploring profile imageAUTHOR

      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Thanks Brenda, I love to try out new types of poetry, this one was at a time when shooters were killing innocent children. Thanks again.

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      BRENDA ARLEDGE 

      2 months ago from Washington Court House

      Found it. Left a comment on it.

      Thanks

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      BRENDA ARLEDGE 

      2 months ago from Washington Court House

      Ruby,

      Thanks.

      Glad you found it. I will look for it.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 months ago from Southern Illinois

      I found it Brenda, the title is" The Innocence Gunned Down At Walmart ABC Challenge Issued By Ann Carr "

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hi Brenda, I did one of the alphabet. I don't remember the title, but it was fun to write. I think I will try to find it and maybe add to it and post it again. Cheers.

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      BRENDA ARLEDGE 

      2 months ago from Washington Court House

      Ruby,

      It was quite a tough challenge for me.

      I look forward to reading yours if you ever decide to try it again.

      The other challenge by Veronica McDonald for Alphabet poem was much easier.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 months ago from Southern Illinois

      I read it and you did a good job. It is not easy, using the same letter to tell a story, maybe I'll try one again.

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      BRENDA ARLEDGE 

      2 months ago from Washington Court House

      Ruby,

      This is the second one I tried.

      "Housewife Rant"

      Hasten hooker hell

      hellacious homewrecker,

      haunting ho hourly,......

      Hoping heaven helps housewife

      have harmony

      healing heartache....

      I published it. Be kind if you can, I know this one is a bit out there.

      My hat goes off to you. This is a tough challenge.

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      BRENDA ARLEDGE 

      2 months ago from Washington Court House

      Ruby,

      I must say this one gave me quite a challenge to try.

      I did write two of them.

      "Damsel"....first title

      Darling damsel 

      daydreaming daily, 

      dirty dancing...

      I published it, but not that great.

      Thanks for suggesting I try it. My hat goes off to you.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Thank you Brenda. This was totally a new way to write poetry, But I enjoyed writing it. Happy you liked it. I forget who encouraged this new way. Give it a try!

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      BRENDA ARLEDGE 

      2 months ago from Washington Court House

      Ruby,

      I think you did a great job with this challenge from Ann Carr.

      Lovely scene in my mind.

      Thanks for sharing it.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Shaloo, nice to meet you. This type of poetry ( using the same letter for each word ) is new for me, but I loved doing it. Thank you for the visit.

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      Shaloo Walia 

      6 months ago from India

      A beautiful poem filled with imagery. I noticed that every word starts with 's' and that makes it quite challenging to write. Well done!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      7 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Sara, nice to meet you. Thank you for the welcome compliment.

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      SARA 

      7 months ago from Islamabad

      Wow.....I truly admire your way of writing this poem. Loved it.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      7 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hey girlfriend, good to see you. Thanks for coming to read my piece...

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      Paula 

      7 months ago from UpstateWestern,New York

      Great job on this challenge, Ruby, girl!! Kudos! You are quite the talent..... I hope you enjoy the week-end.....Cheers, Paula

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      7 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Mar. I love your comment! This was not an easy task, but you know me, I love a challenge. So good to see you. Hugs galore!

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      Maria Jordan 

      7 months ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Simply spectacular, sweet Sista - seriously ... :)

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      7 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Thank you Devika, so glad you liked this...

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      Devika Primić 

      7 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Amazing! You put together an extraordinary word of poetry. The photo fits the poetry

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      7 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Genna, This was difficult, but I love a challenge. I know you could do it too, You write beautiful poetry! I remember being in the work force, having to work double shifts, having a day off was a treat. Hugs my friend..

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      Genna East 

      7 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hello Ruby. I'm so sorry to be late (been working six days a week, lately. :-( )

      I like your new picture, lovely lady -- and I love your new hair style!

      "Seaside Storm" drew me in, in a nanosecond. Metaphor and imagery abound in this gem, my friend. This is not an easy style of poetry to write (I couldn't do it), but you succeeded so well! Hugs, and good wishes on this beautiful Sunday.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      8 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Lora, This type of poetry is completely out of my zone, but I love challenges. Thank you much for reading and leaving a complimentary comment.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      8 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello John, so happy you liked this. Your comment inspires me to try different types of poetry. Thank you so much.

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      Lora Hollings 

      8 months ago

      Nicely done, Ruby! You certainly succeeded at this challenge and in evoking a scene with vivid imagery. I really enjoyed it. Thank you.

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      John Hansen 

      8 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Superb work with this poem Ruby. You answered the challenge well and created the perfect scene for this seaside storm.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      8 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Shauna, I'm thrilled that you liked this! It was the most difficult piece that I've done. I wanted to rhyme and that was impossible, but I enjoyed the effort. Thanks so much.

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      8 months ago from Central Florida

      Great job, Ruby! You told a beautiful story in so few words and all beginning with the same letter!

      Brilliant!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      8 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Thank you Mark, I liked your slithering take on this piece...

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      Mark Tulin 

      8 months ago from Santa Barbara, California

      Enjoyed the slithering aspect of this poem. Seemed to give the storm a different take or perspective.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      8 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Thank you William. I really got into this after I started. It was difficult and fun..

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      William Kovacic 

      8 months ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      That is amazing, Ruby. It takes a lot of talent to put something like that together. You did a fantastic job!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      8 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Lorna. It was difficult. I love to rhyme, so that made it really difficult. It is not something I would do often. Thanks so much for coming by...

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      Lorna Lamon 

      8 months ago

      This form of poetry is quite difficult to master and you make it look easy Ruby. Loved it.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      8 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Lori. I started working on another one, using the alphabet in sequence and I've got a headache out of this world. Boy is it difficult to do. Happy you liked this one. Thank you.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      8 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Peggy. so happy you felt my poetry. Thank you so much.

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      Lori Colbo 

      8 months ago from Pacific Northwest

      I loved this. I could see, feel, and hear every word. Well done, dear Ruby.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      8 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Bill, I've had a salty taste since writing this lol. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      8 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Pamela. When Ann offered the challenge and I looked at her poem, I thought this will be hard to write, and it was, no rhyming is not what I do, but the more I got into it, the more I enjoyed it. So glad you liked it. Thank you.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      8 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Rinita, your comment is so appreciated. This is a new way to write poetry for me. So happy you enjoyed it. Thank you.

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      Peggy Woods 

      8 months ago from Houston, Texas

      You painted a lovely image with your poetry. I could feel the heat and the peace at the end of the day with everything secured and safe for the night.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      8 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Verlie, it is difficult to write this type of poetry. I wanted to rhyme each line, but that's not how it's done. So glad you liked it. ( Sail on poet ) Hee.

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      Bill Holland 

      8 months ago from Olympia, WA

      So much was captured in so few words, my friend. A job well-done! Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go wipe the saltwater off my face. :)

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      8 months ago from Sunny Florida

      I really like your poem and vision of the sailing at sunset. I think it is very clever to use the letter 'S' to begin each word, Ruby.

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      Rinita Sen 

      8 months ago

      The imagery is spectacular, the words wisely woven. I haven't checked out Ann's challenge yet but seeing your beautiful response, I must dash to it now.

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      Verlie Burroughs 

      8 months ago from Canada

      Ruby this is great. What fun! It's harder than it looks. Sail on Poet...

    • always exploring profile imageAUTHOR

      Ruby Jean Richert 

      8 months ago from Southern Illinois

      I really enjoyed writing this type of poetry. It is called abecedarian poetry. I hope you enjoy.

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