Sunday, October 18, 2009

One Single Impression: Conquer (an acrostic)

Conquer It
what ails me
(an acrostic)
Common colds prevail.
Orneriness and ale ... .
Near sightedness, pills.
Queasiness and ills .....
Under bed monster ....
Elder aged and weak ..
Retirement's bleak .....
 
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Sign was found on the seaside road,outside Troon, Ayrshire, Scotland (link)
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Find more poems at One Single Impression
"Conquer" as prompt was
suggested by Neha Sahi Saigal of
Tea Leaves 'n' Honey

Also pledged for Acrostics Only October, 2009, prompt 7, Poet's Choice
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29 Comments:

At Saturday, October 17, 2009 10:09:00 PM, Blogger Amias said...

Jim you nailed it ... these are things I am having problems conquering. I have been very ill for the last week, and it started with a bad sinus attack.

I am going to link this acrostic for Prompt #7, it's good!

 
At Saturday, October 17, 2009 10:41:00 PM, Blogger Patti said...

That was awesome and so very true!!! Best of luck with all that you have to conquer- lol!!! And loved the sign!!!

 
At Sunday, October 18, 2009 12:35:00 AM, Blogger Kathiesbirds said...

Love the humor! I hope you conquer them all, though I have a feeling you will not conquer age and time!

 
At Sunday, October 18, 2009 2:39:00 AM, Blogger anthonynorth said...

There's always lots to conquer, and humour is one of the best ways.

 
At Sunday, October 18, 2009 4:47:00 AM, Blogger Amity Me said...

Jim,

...it's hard to conquer the inevitable, you know!, try as you may, but hope writing this has lifted your spirits up, anyway...

nice day Jim...!:)

 
At Sunday, October 18, 2009 6:26:00 AM, Blogger Loch Rob said...

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At Sunday, October 18, 2009 6:28:00 AM, Blogger Loch Rob said...

Jim, I like the format of your poem. Some things, like fears, can be conquered. Others, like age, can ultimately only be conquered (today) by our attitude towards it. Nice.

 
At Sunday, October 18, 2009 6:56:00 AM, Blogger SandyCarlson said...

I can relate to this today, to be sure, Jim.

If it is autobiographical, I hope you feel better soon.

 
At Sunday, October 18, 2009 6:58:00 AM, Blogger Yellow Tulip said...

all the best:)...well said :)

 
At Sunday, October 18, 2009 7:27:00 AM, Blogger audrey` said...

Hi Dr Jim =) My finger is ok. Thank you so much for checking on me.

 
At Sunday, October 18, 2009 8:44:00 AM, Blogger Sweetest in the Gale said...

What a wonderfully clever take...getting older has so many challenges, doesn't it? Your take on this made me smile (and relate!). :~)

 
At Sunday, October 18, 2009 8:52:00 AM, Blogger Nessa said...

Very good ode to conquer. I love the sign.

Come Get Your Sunshine

 
At Sunday, October 18, 2009 10:02:00 AM, Anonymous if said...

humour conquer most things!!

 
At Sunday, October 18, 2009 11:20:00 AM, Blogger gautami tripathy said...

You somehow captured that rather well!

what has time got to do with blood?

 
At Sunday, October 18, 2009 2:14:00 PM, Blogger Shraddha@theselfloveproject said...

awsome!!you are right on target

i need to try acrostic one of these days too..

 
At Sunday, October 18, 2009 3:30:00 PM, Blogger Sue said...

thank you so much for that good laugh!! Your verses remind me of a "cure" I learned in college called the "two hat" cure. Mull some wine (hot with spices and orange peel), then place a hat on one post of your bed, retire within, and drink your wine until two hats appear -- then sleep it off. Never actually tried it -- was actually more fond of a "hot lemonade and whisky" cure. :)

 
At Sunday, October 18, 2009 6:10:00 PM, Blogger Maggie said...

Jim,

Thanks for the chuckles.

One thing for sure as it has been said before..."old age is not for wimps"

 
At Sunday, October 18, 2009 10:38:00 PM, Blogger Tumblewords: said...

Oh. It might even be unconquerable! There is always humor - you do that well!

About the Ides of October - they call the summer down with bolts and black skies. It's more about words that please me than any direct or linear meaning - just kind of skating with words.

 
At Monday, October 19, 2009 10:18:00 PM, Anonymous Andree said...

ooohh noooo! I won't let it be so. What a great poem. A perfect sign to accompany your writing. I enjoyed this so much!

 
At Tuesday, October 20, 2009 11:26:00 AM, Blogger Poetikat said...

I need to show this to my mom. I think she'd definitely enjoy it, as did I.

 
At Tuesday, October 20, 2009 4:01:00 PM, Blogger Patois said...

I so enjoy coming by and seeing what you've come up with each time. You do not disappoint.

 
At Tuesday, October 20, 2009 7:56:00 PM, Blogger Andrée said...

Hi Jim. I had to come back after reading your very nice comment on Zorro's haiku. Our Buddy was catching 1-3 snakes a day — very large and long garter snakes (all documented on the blog). But one day a snake bit him in the eye and Buddy went blind in that eye for about 2 weeks. It is all healed now but he is slower (or just older? because he's pretty old) and my daughter the vet tech says she does not think he can see as well as he did in that eye. So be careful! Although, I really don't know how you can stop a cat from doing anything s/he wants to do!

 
At Wednesday, October 21, 2009 12:11:00 AM, Blogger Tammie Lee said...

that photo sign is perfect for your piece. so many people are going through this! wonderful piece.

 
At Wednesday, October 21, 2009 4:13:00 AM, Anonymous Gel said...

jim,
you're terrific at these acrostics. So clever!

 
At Thursday, October 22, 2009 2:40:00 AM, Blogger DeLi said...

oh so well done...

 
At Friday, October 23, 2009 8:16:00 AM, Blogger Cassiopeia Rises said...

Ah Jim, we are both getting old. This was excellent. Your witty words go a long way. Besides making it an acrostic poem no less. Bravo my friend.
BTW, I am having trouble with my URL again and had to change its name. My new name is:
Cassiopeia Rises.
http://cassopeiarises.blogspot.com
Hope to hear from up.

Love,Melanie

 
At Friday, October 23, 2009 11:32:00 AM, Anonymous swapna said...

Never saw such a sign before.....good that the neighbourhood respect them.

Wishing you wellness and cheer.

 
At Sunday, October 25, 2009 1:43:00 PM, Blogger Geraldine said...

Good list here Jim. I hear ya...

 
At Thursday, September 06, 2012 1:07:00 PM, Blogger Chatty Crone said...

Old age is not for sissies!

 

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