A can be one; it can be a lot; it can be again used to denote the singular.

Like he; no one remembered his birth name; everyone of the few who knows him

came up with some good ol’names. Good man he was, they’ll say. Fact is though

Jack of all trade he was, they would say as if they had knew a lot of him. Matter of

fact no one knows him; oh, yes he was a popular guy in that time. Queer was his

habits of drinking, rampaging with some of his few drunkard friends, through the

pubs and bars; Ubermensch, this very name, was the name we used to called

ourselves; he, let him be X, once said yawning these pubs and bars were zeitgeist,

they need to be demolished and instead book stores and libraries should be set

for dawn of a new era, new time; for the future. What’re we would be giving to

future–he had said might be another day, we were just some young fool drunkards.

A B C does everything for gunning him in July–kicking life into middle of the

night on the pacified quiet road–still to undertaking his venture with X Y Z.

No one remember him. No one remember us. We were young, we were drunkard.

God and His Messengers, we were called mocking the name of our group, vanished

in the flame of his pyre. Drunk and addicted, we thought he would rise as phoenix.

The alphabets that are italic are in series.

Inspired by a poem of Tom Disch (1940-2008) named Abecedary, and written for Day 19 of National/Global Poem Writing Month 2019.


Today, I’d like to challenge you to write an abecedarian poem – a poem in which the word choice follows the words/order of the alphabet. You could write a very strict abecedarian poem, in which there are twenty-six words in alphabetical order, or you could write one in which each line begins with a word that follows the order of the alphabet.

5 responses to “Phoenix”

  1. It’s a little difficult to identify the ones in italics when it’s all in bold. I’m reading it on my mobile. Dont know if its clearer on the laptop. Just thought I’d let you know.


    1. thanks for this…yeah I also came to find out that they are not clearer…have to be careful from next time


      1. You’re welcome😊. That’s ok. Just make it bold or separate lines for the alphabets in seq


        1. Okay… Thanks for the suggestion…will think over it while arranging it for the book…read my today’s poem it’s very special

          Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: