Thursday, April 28, 2011

Beware of X

A-Z Blog Challenge: X

Beware of X
By Edna Pontillo

In literature, X marks the spot
Where treasure is stored and stories are sought

But, sometimes a writer can’t use letter X
You know - when characters are living wrecks
And the guy and his brother can’t build good pecs,
Or all they can say are shucks and hecks.
Nevertheless, a reader wants and expects
To see his writer use letter X.

Enter a character whose name is Tex.
Her only breakfast is the Whole Grain Chex,
Which she shares every day with her black dog Rex.
Mom wants her married and is just plain perplexed,
‘Cause her boyfriend Lex has great muscles to flex,
And she’s waiting for marriage before having sex.
So then the writer must become more complex
By having Tex write thirteen bad checks,
She’ll have to suffer through legal effects.
In jail, she’s convinced her life is a hex
And she can’t decide what she will do next
But whatever it is, she’ll wear scarlet spandex.

So writers, beware of the letter X
You may have to deflects fiction vortex
And all sanity will just



Kay Theodoratus said...


What a creative illustration of the letter "X".

Patricia Stoltey said...

Edna, you are wonderful. This is a great "X" post.

Michelle Mach said...

Wow! This is a wonderful "X" entry. (This A-Z blogger now has a complex since she didn't flex her own mental index!)

Dean K Miller said...

An Xcellent post. Xceeded all Xpectations. Xciting to read. Xperimental in nature, Xquisite in design. Xtraordinary in scope. Hard to Xit this Xtreme post. Left me feeling a bit Xistential.

thX. Xavier

Eric W. Trant said...


- Eric

Patricia Stoltey said...

LOL -- Dean's comment...what can anyone say to beat that?

Jim's Girl said...

love it!

Phyl S. said...

X - EL -ENT poem!!!

Edna said...

Thanks everyone!

Edna said...

Thanks everyone!

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