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Daily Prompt: The Outsiders

Tell us about the experience of being outside, looking in — however you’d like to interpret that.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us OUTSIDE.

When I saw today’s Daily Prompt, I had no idea what I was going to do with it, if anything at all. With the new year, I made a promise to myself that I would try different things on my blog. I’ve done a Haiku and that went over pretty well. So today I thought I need to do something new again (for me).

I’m going to do (attempt) an  Acrostic using the word OUTSIDE. According to Wikipedia: An acrostic is a poem or other form of writing in which the first letter, syllable or word of each line, paragraph or other recurring feature in the text spells out a word or a message.


Other side of the window I do peer,

Under the old oak tree I stand, whose branches creak and groan

That hides me as I watch those inside,

Solemnly I watch them play, with smiles and joy and carefree ways

In the gloom of dusk, I dry my tears and sigh, wishing for more from those inside.

Darkness creeps to cover me, as I walk away from the sight.

Enjoy my dears, enjoy your life and live that life that is so bright.







I enjoy reading, writing, and painting. I love animals and at present have one dog (Sam) and 2 cats (brother and sister, Notwen and Pouncer). I've lived in various places in the USA and now in Canada. I've always enjoyed watching life and people and have developed an appreciation for it all. My outlook is sometimes out of the normal.... but that's what makes things so interesting! I am always interested in the opinions of others. Everyone has their own outlook and it's always worthwhile to listen!

18 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: The Outsiders

  1. That was lovely!
    And thanks for the word “acrostic” – it appears that I have previously posted two poems which were both nonets and acrostics without even realising 🙂


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