I recently visited the web site of a friend, where I enjoyed her writings about different letters of the alphabet, and was reminded of a game I used to play many years ago – The Alphabet Game. It’s an easy and fun game to play with two or more people…
How To Play
The first person starts the game by saying a word that begins with the letter “A” – such as, Always. The next person restates the word beginning with the letter “A” & adds another word, this time beginning with the letter “B” – such as, Always, Beautiful. Any word can be selected, including names. So, the next person might say – Always, Beautiful, Carla. The words chosen can be completely random, or players may seek to form sentences, as in the following example:
Always Beautiful Carla Delights Every Friend, Granting Herself Inner Joy. Kind, Loving Mother Nurturing Offspring Perpetuates Quality. Reading, She Thoroughly Understands Voluminous Wordsmanship. Xenial Youthful Zeal.
Note: as per my experience, having played this game, one may unexpectedly recall the list of words used, several days later 😂🤪
P.S.: if you visit Carla’s web site, please say “Hello” from Phil. Thanks!
PHOTO CREDIT: a modified version of a photo from unsplash.com.
Actually, every day this month from 1/20/21 through 1/29/21 are palindrome dates; that is, each date reads the same forward or backward – 12021, 12121…12921.
There are also many examples of palindrome sentences. One of the most famous is –
A man, a plan, a canal, Panama!
If you follow my site, you may know that I have a friend from Lisbon, Portugal, named Carla Milho. She’s a wonderful writer and often a source of inspiration, including this recent poem of mine…
Before I Go
She doesn’t like when I say it,
But knows damn well it’s true.
I love her with my heart and soul,
So what am I to do?
Ok we’re friends let’s keep it cool,
I understand your choice.
I’d like to kiss but we can talk,
– So says my inner voice.
I know that she may never change,
But know I love her so.
So beautiful this chance I’ll take,
And wait – before I go.
© 2021 Phil Perkins
Modified photo from unsplash.com.
Time Will Tell…
The cost of weak moments.
Where is the middle ground,
When there’s just too much to lose?
Please tell her I care,
When no words make a sound.
When night comes too early,
And loneliness abounds.
I’d like to stay with you.
Is something you can do.
The rest is a dream,
And it’s not yet complete.
Hoping you read this,
Sent by email and tweet.
© 2021 Phil Perkins
A Midnight Toast
Beauty in her eyes,
On the eve of this new day.
Another glass is lifted,
A toast is underway.
May your days be merry,
And your nights be bliss.
Let’s finish this glass,
In time for a kiss.
© 2020 Phil Perkins
This is an original poem which I wrote & posted this evening on the site of Carla Milho.