My daily appointment with what passes for a face
is a chance to tell myself some serious home truths
regarding my abject failure to measure up to expectations -
responding to this utterly unfair and unjustified ticking-off
only seems to make things a whole lot worse so I very
rarely object but nod and slink away when I'm not looking.
Very disappointing, don't you think, today's word?
One must use it, though. No backsliding permitted!
Unpromising starters can offer a stimulating challenge to the acrostician.
Could VOUCHER perhaps turn out to be the portal to the perfect poem?
Having come this far, however, I'm beginning to doubt it.
Ending the poem well is looking increasingly unlikely.
Redeem this failed effort for a more successful outcome next time around.
All possibilities are being considered.
Some possibilities are more probable than others.
Possibilities considered improbable will be deemed impossible.
Expect changes to this policy in the light of unexpected developments.
Circumstances alter cases and we take no responsibility for any decisions.
There is, however, a continued commitment to promising the moon on a stick.
My randomly-generated acrostic word for today is Form. Four letters, four lines required, fine! But the word, like many others, has different meanings so I decided to play around with four of them. One, at least, is a riddle. Even more confusingly, the picture I’ve chosen to illustrate the topic bears no relationship to any of them!
Fresh each day I make big plans to change,
overlooking Habit's sticking power -
right I tell myself you're now a newman who can - but I can't above an hour!
flux is drift
fast as the wind
out boxing in spring
rather long ears
my home starts these lines
First in every subject always was his biggest boast.
Outdoing classmates easily, well, he began to coast.
Real life came hard, without the prestige he was lost.
Me, I knew that being Number One came at a cost.
Acme products always win,
depending on the punter's pin -
voting for the name on top
elects the chump who'll be a flop -
read the list as far as first
to hire the cowboy that's the worst -
if you'd like to laze today,
select the alphabetic way -
employ wild chance and start to pray!