Should

Should

A Poem by barleygirl
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acrostic = 1st letter of all lines spell out title

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“Should,” my least favorite word,
has a dander-raising effect
on the receiving end.
Underestimate by
leaps and bounds, please, my
desire to be told what to do.


© 2016 barleygirl



Author's Note

barleygirl
Using "should", realize you may be alienating half your audience.
(art by Kim Wang)

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i have been reading different styles of poems the whole day and this one just gave me a birds eye view on acrostic... the word 'should' sometimes gives a pressured feeling, something that says we are bound to something even if we don't want it... full ratings dear frnd...

Posted 1 Year Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Year Ago

One reviewer told me I should NOT use bold font for the first letters of every line. What do you thi.. read more
Inject Positivity

1 Year Ago

I think as you have given a summary of it that it is an acrostic, then i don't think it is as much i.. read more
barleygirl

1 Year Ago

Thank you for your impressions.



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It makes a lot of sense in the subconscious of psychology. Even to wake up and to know it.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Month Ago

Thank you for stopping by to read me! (((HUGS)))
Thanks. This was a good reminder. The monkey is fun tool Iv'e been visiting first poems. Acrostic writing is something this gal would like to try some day. So that is all for now but not the end of reading your great work Miss Barley girl.......................Blessings, Kathy

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

7 Months Ago

Not familiar with the monkey tool . . . sometimes it can be time-consuming to page back to the early.. read more
I tell people not to should on me. I don't like it

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

10 Months Ago

It makes the hair stand up on my neck & my claws involuntarily unsheathe *wink! wink!* (((HUGS)))
No one likes to hear, 'you should have done' Especially when the speaker is not as wise as we are. Valentine

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

10 Months Ago

Thank you for digging way back for this one! (((HUGS)))
This is an adventurous little poem!

It is good to see someone trying an acrostic piece on here! I haven't encountered any thus far! Except this one!
So, full marks for originality!!

My least favourite word?..........i think you know it already! Hehehehe.
An inspired piece of work!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Year Ago

I think it's fun when I introduce some new poetry form, then several of the younger writers will try.. read more
Doodley

1 Year Ago

Hahahaha. A great idea! Will be waiting for that one!!
I like this idea of taking an idea and spinning it into a tight little poem - very clever! Sometimes the work seems to be constrained by the demands of the formula but not in this case. Well done!
Alan

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much for your kind words. I find the greatest challenge of using poetic forms is to mak.. read more
alanwgraham

1 Year Ago

You have certainly succeeded!
ok I'm compiling all the phrases and terms that are likely to irritate you. I must stay on your right side.
having said that, I just love the way you keep experimenting with new forms and styles. one never knows what to expect.
another nice one, B.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Year Ago

I have a pompous, intellectual brother who constantly says: "The fact of the matter is . . . " (anot.. read more
I guess if I have to use the word 'should' then I am not doing all that I could (not an intentional rhyme).

"Should' for me sits right up there with 'can't' in my list of least favorite words.

I really like that it's acostic, very creative, something else I am going to have to try.


Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Year Ago

Oh yeah, "can't" . . . good point! Some words just make you bristle! Thanks for stopping by to read .. read more
i have been reading different styles of poems the whole day and this one just gave me a birds eye view on acrostic... the word 'should' sometimes gives a pressured feeling, something that says we are bound to something even if we don't want it... full ratings dear frnd...

Posted 1 Year Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Year Ago

One reviewer told me I should NOT use bold font for the first letters of every line. What do you thi.. read more
Inject Positivity

1 Year Ago

I think as you have given a summary of it that it is an acrostic, then i don't think it is as much i.. read more
barleygirl

1 Year Ago

Thank you for your impressions.
This is an interesting way to look at things. This is really original and relevant.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Year Ago

Thanks for the read & review. I'm glad you felt this relevant (being almost 60, I often don't feel r.. read more

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