Don’t! dVerse Poets’ Pub–Palindrome

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glaring, blaring, sirens, horns

death–sudden, metal crashing

crashing metal—sudden death

horns, sirens, blaring, glaring

texting, drinking—tragic choices

choices, tragic–drinking, texting

end lives—lives end

stop to think

think to STOP!

This challenging form, the PALINDROME is thoroughly explained by poetess Gayle Walters Rose who is our hostess tonight over at dVerse Poets’ Pub. Stop by, if you will and sip some poetry–and hopefully bring one of your own.


17 thoughts on “Don’t! dVerse Poets’ Pub–Palindrome

  1. That works really well!


  2. janehewey says:

    brilliant palindrome! This has me wanting to attempt it. As someone mentions above, you don’t sacrifice meaning for placement of letters. I am in awe.


  3. a great choice of topic, texting or talking on mobile phones while driving is so dangerous… terrific poem.


  4. I have had 2 text messages in 2013, so far. Hihi! 🙂


  5. To make a poem like this work, it seem to me it takes a lot of work from the poet! Great job! 🙂


  6. Oh, important to say and reads well, too!


  7. Those sudden deaths are so tragic when we could have prevented them ~ Good work on the form Victoria ~


  8. Laurie Kolp says:

    It is so tragic… the texting and driving going on these days. I can always tell who’s doing it, too.


  9. wolfsrosebud says:

    what a timely topic… i liked what you did with it


  10. Bodhirose says:

    Great and important message in your expertly executed palindrome poem, Victoria. Thank you for your support my friend.


  11. brian miller says:

    very nice on the palindrome victoria…and it is coherant and raises a very important topic…distracted driving…either text or otherwise….ugh…saw a thing ont eh news the other day a guy made and put in his daughters car…the car wont run without the phone in the dock…was pretty cool…


  12. Sabio Lantz says:

    Very, very clever. A Palindrome without sacrificing meaning and with both halves having meaningful impact. I a jealous. Nice job.


  13. Akila says:

    certain facts, precautions put well so subtly here…..yet very lcear and crisp! nice piece!


  14. viv blake says:

    It shouldn’t need saying, but sadly it does, and your poem would make a great campaign poster. I haven’t seen the prompt, and it looks fascinating.


  15. heidi says:

    You make this look effortless, Victoria.


  16. Rowan Taw says:

    I’ve just had my students work on a research project about this. Reading their methods sections certainly isn’t poetry though..dry stuff, compared to this.


  17. claudia says:

    ugh..yes, it is so dangerous and within seconds you can destroy lives… so def. for me just water when i have to drive and my mobile stored in the handbag


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