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by Regis Auffray

Thursday, August 05, 2010
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This is not an ode to misery; merely a rhyming acrostic about a sad and ever lurking presence in this world/life...


Misery    (Rhyming Acrostic)

Mean spirited and so bold
Insensitive and so cold
Seeking solace in the night
Ever avoiding the light
Residing deep in the gloom
You are the princess of doom

© Copyright 2010    Regis Auffray






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Reviewed by lois christensen 8/19/2014
Misery does come into all of our lives, go away Misery, I want only happiness in my life. I want to be a princess, but not of doom. Do you think i'll make it!
Reviewed by Marguerite Lemoine 10/22/2010
WOW I like the comment of Mr Bowmen - Run like hell from doom and gloom OH Well! This is not heaven yet - It takes all kinds on this earth.But Jesus wrote in the dirt -" Let the one who is without sin throw the first stone." However He said "I do not condemn you, go and sin no more" The key word here is REPENT He forgave the woman at the Well who had seven husbands but was married to none. So we must forgive; hard as it is to do. To forgive the abuser is the hardiest. But we must try. Be a little flower in God's Garden. It is not so hard to do.
Reviewed by Rebekah Rosie Lang 9/19/2010
This poem reminds me of myself at times and things in the past.
I am getting provoked by this poem. Thanks for reading!
Love ya! Becca
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 9/15/2010
Ab-so-lutely, Regis. Misery is a troublesome and nasty thing.
Reviewed by Lew Duffey 9/2/2010
Sounds like somebody got deeply hurt.
God bless,
Reviewed by Whitney Chamberlain (Reader) 8/28/2010
I think this poem is about someone. I for one have met many dark deceiver's who were not female but male. The Prince of Darkness who pretended to be pure white. This is very good.

Reviewed by Dayvid Graybill 8/26/2010
Misery is an awful companion! Nice rhymes.

Reviewed by The Poetess 8/22/2010
I hope she rides her night into the morning's Light
As we all must do before we reach Wisdom's dephths.
Reviewed by Darkest Angel (Reader) 8/21/2010
Your writing is very much to the point of her essence, and it is well written. It may not be a good positive, but it surely represents the truth, about some people, that has to be known to others. This dark truth, I have had to face many times in my life, and I have had to write about it, too. Thanks for being the brave one and sharing this, Regis.
Reviewed by Jerry Engler 8/18/2010
Umm, you caught the essence here, Regis. And, you have used the form so well with intelligent insight to get the message across......Jerry
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 8/16/2010
very good one on Msery Regis, love it, cheers
Reviewed by JMS Bell 8/14/2010
Reviewed by Janet Caldwell 8/12/2010
Yep, it seems the evil lurks in darkness. Love it! xxxx
Reviewed by TeeJay khan 8/12/2010
quite true Regis misery is really the princess of doom well in my opinion more like the queen

may peace be upon you
Reviewed by Kathleen McDonald 8/11/2010
A vivid explanation of what misery is really like well done Regis

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 8/11/2010
Powerfully written Regis...I could only sigh after reading this...SIGHHHH!!

Love TinkaSweets
Reviewed by Inspire Hope 8/10/2010
What a powerful gift you have Regis!
There is deep meaning in each line.
Excellent! Thank you for sharing and
caring Regis...God bless and strengthen

Much Love,
Reviewed by Chessly Nesci 8/9/2010
Regis, Excellent rhyming acrostic describing misery perfectly! I feel alot of emotion in every word written. Very powerful! Take care, ~Chessly
Reviewed by Jon Willey 8/9/2010
Regis, your verbalization chiseled like a sculptor the face of "Misery" that is easy to relate to. An imposing figure that we must all deal with many times throughout the course of our lives. A veiled, indiscriminate, bitch. I thoroughly enjoyed your acrostic my friend. May joy,love and peace forever make "Misery" an event obscured in the shadows of your life. Jon Michael
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 8/9/2010
I am at odds with Lena below me here in some of the points she raises, so it's interesting how readers respond and react to what's offered so differently, Regis. I very much like this personification which puts a very real face on an otherwise abstract term and characterises it well. I find each line punchy and strong and absolutely crystal in its delivery. Neatly encompassed at the end, too. This works for me, but I am also very respectful of others' takes, so each to his/her own. This poem has certainly sparked and inspired many thoughts and directions: like misery itself. I think that, if the poem lacks emotion, then that is often true of the state of being miserable: a numbness occurs. Well done! :)) xx
Reviewed by Lena Kovadlo 8/9/2010
This is a good poem, but it lacks emotion in my opinion and it is not a poem that leaves an impression in the end. When I read the poem the fourth line seems to ruin the flow, unless I am reading it the wrong way.

Reviewed by Barbara Terry 8/9/2010
YES! I certainly agree. Misery is not only the princess of doom, though, but a spectral raven pecking at our souls crying "nevermore". I wish there was no misery, no wars, no weapons of destruction, no crime, no hate, no indifference, no bigotry. Let Misery lie in her realm and let us be happy and have gaeity in our lives. Thank you for sharing this macabre tale with an important message.

May the Lord Bless you, and those whom you love, and be with you always, and walk by your side. With love in my heart, joy to the world, peace on earth, & ((((((((((MANY WONDERFUL SISTERLY HUGGGGSSSS)))))))))), your little sister Barbie.
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 8/8/2010
Oh sure, blame it on the princess of doom. There might be a few princes out there who qualify:-) Patrick
Reviewed by Rozzy Diouf 8/8/2010
Regis, this is very original and a masterpiece. Yet again you have challenged yourself to go against the norm and experiment. Love this!!
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 8/8/2010
Nicely done, Regis. I like the way you challenge yourself with different styles of poetry. Love and Hugs,
Reviewed by Ann Marquette 8/7/2010
Sad but cleverly written.
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 8/7/2010
It always seems that misery feeds off the the night...splendid rhyming acrostic, Regis

Reviewed by J'nia Fowler 8/7/2010
Yes, that sounds like him and his minions, satan that is. J'nia
Reviewed by Tarek Hassan 8/7/2010
Dear Regis,
How right you are about a sad and ever lurking presence in this world/life... How beautifully and eloquently expressed. Thanks a lot for many many things,
Reviewed by neerja gandhi 8/6/2010
loved it ... you have a rare talent and the ways to express the truth in a very touching and yet straight fashion, do it everytime...Brilliant piece...great rhyming acrostic. best wishes...neerja
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 8/6/2010
Misery loves Misery that is for sure~
Blessings Reg,
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 8/6/2010
Gloom Reviews Yep Misery Loves Company!

Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo 8/6/2010
The dark shadows are palpable, Regis. A fine rhyming acrostic filled with emotional depth. So much said in only a few lines. Hugs and love, Elizabeth
Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather 8/6/2010
you captured misery in a rhyming's great. -Morgan
Reviewed by E T Waldron 8/6/2010
so true fo many Regis! A very apt analogy of those who avoid the "light"...etw
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 8/6/2010

Powerful write of anger and sadness.

Reviewed by Douglas Bentley 8/6/2010
Sadly the world, I believe, is going to get worse instead of better.
Superb poetry Reg
Reviewed by Felix Perry 8/6/2010
I like the cleverness of this one and how you captured not only thhe meaning of the word but also the feeling of it.
Reviewed by Richard King 8/6/2010
Been there. Not a fun place. I'm back and ever so glad. Very astute of you. Hope your stay wasn't lengthy, but it's evident that you have visited. Thanks Dick
Reviewed by * Starman * * 8/6/2010
I remember the person described. I think they were cloned. Definitely not the writer of this clever social commentary with this rhyming acrostic.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 8/6/2010
I never get to say what I want cause everyone else does before me, HOW RUDE...LOL...ed
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 8/6/2010
Hell is other people [Sartre] and misery is right around the corner.

Metaphorically telling.

Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader) 8/6/2010
Does she enjoy company?
Reviewed by D Johnson 8/6/2010
dark, very dark...nice writing, Reg.

Reviewed by Sherry Heim 8/6/2010
I am so glad that I don't live in that space. I would hate to be that person or to have that person in my world. Miserable people always want a companion but I try to stay far away from their trap. Good job with rhyming acrostic, Reg.
Take care,
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 8/6/2010
Really good acrostic Regis ~
Luckily, though, I can NOT relate to her one bit!
Reviewed by Louisa Dobbins 8/6/2010
Sounds like manic depression, which doesn't feel good at all.
Reviewed by Art Sun 8/6/2010 touch upon that darkness that seems to always be just waiting to grasp the soul and keep one from the light...

nice work...
Reviewed by Susan Sonnen 8/6/2010
I like this. It describes misery to a t and the rhymes are smooth. :)
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 8/6/2010
Well done Regis, she sounds like one to stay away from!
Reviewed by John Flanagan 8/6/2010
Well written, Regis, well written indeed.

Reviewed by John Bidwell 8/6/2010
A reminder of how fortunate I have been to leave misery in the dust.
It is true- run like hell- don't look back.
Great job Regis.

Reviewed by George Carroll 8/6/2010
We are on the same page today Regis. Well done.

Reviewed by John Domino 8/6/2010
Well done Regis. You just described my old boss. She would cut folks to ribbions like a snake in the grass and take credit for all of your hard work. God knows how I even survived!


John Michael Domino
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 8/6/2010
VERY NICE!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 8/6/2010
run like hell from doom and gloom!
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 8/6/2010
Deep and very intriguing. Sounds like a reflective broken heart searching for a way...

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 8/5/2010
Well written acrostic, Regis.
Reviewed by David Maclellan 8/5/2010
I sure have a lot to learn Regis, I didn't know what an 'acrostic' was till I read this one, very clever! I like the verse too, I have met a few people in my time that are the embodiment of misery, you describe them well.

Misery made me a little smarter...
Best wishes Regis,
Reviewed by Mary Coe 8/5/2010
Well penned. Much talent displayed here.
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