Tom’s Tale

Poetry, Writer life

Teeny tiny Tom,
Timid teenager,
Trickster’s target.

Torn, tired, teary,
Testing toughest trajectories,
Tumbling, toughening.

Temptation’s training,
Time’s teaching,
Timid Tom toughened.

Tom, the thief,
Tom, the tease,
Typical troubled teenager!

My attempt at a Tautogram Poem. Thank you so much Brad for introducing me to this style. It’s the toughest poem I’ve ever written.

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79 thoughts on “Tom’s Tale

    1. No no Rashmi, this was not effortless. I read about this form yesterday.
      Check out Brad Osborne. He keeps posting amazing new poetry form and his poems are amazing.
      So, last night I began thinking about the topics I could use. I couldn’t find any. I thought I’d write about ‘Burno’. Then I gave up. Today I read a few more poems in this form and gave this a shot.
      I’m really not proud of it cause I find this poem a little silly. Like I put anything that starts with ‘T’. 😅😅🤪
      Anyways, thank you so much 💕

      1. Please do. It’s challenging, but it fun! Also, I read almost all your works, but please drop your link here if you write in this form. Just so that I don’t miss out. 🤗💕

      1. This is such an honor dear!! I’m so glad you like it.
        Try out this form. It’s tough, but it’s really fun. Loads of love to you! ❤️
        If you give this form a try, feel free to drop the link here. I’d love to read it. ❣️❣️💕🤗🤗🤗😘

      1. I can’t really write with bounds and norms.
        What I write are usually my thoughts and they’re formless. To write like how you did is a gift I don’t possess. 🙂

  1. A master class in the form, Shreya! And, thank you, as always, for your kind words about my work. I hope you will continue to challenge yourself and share the beauty you create with others. Stay safe, stay inspired, and keep writing! Much love! ❤

    1. Thank you so much dear. I’m so glad you saw the efforts put. This form is really a tough one. Why don’t you give it a try? It’s fun! ❣️🤗 Much love. ❤️

      1. i have, before. I don’t write much poetry these days. I am better, so I am told, at short fiction. I have several short stories on my short fiction blog, you can find it on my Blogroll, called Knitting Clouds, if you like. 🙂

    1. This coming from the Weaver of Words, I’m honored!! Give this form a try, I believe you can pull it off beautifully. It’s challenging but super fun. ❣️❤️🤗🤗😘

  2. Very nicely written…impressive & inspiring.
    I’ve just attempted a tautogram, that I’ll publish soon.
    Thank you for the inspiration. Much love 😘❤️🔥

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