Create a short story, piece of memoir, or epic poem that is 26 sentences long, in which the first sentence begins with “A” and each sentence thereafter begins with the next letter of the alphabet.
Another day of silence, it is
Buckled up in a corner, she puts up an act of engagement.
Choosing to be quiet, I am, she would often tell people
Deep down, only she knows, it’s her inability to articulate
Enunciating her thoughts, a skill beyond her means
Fueling her larynx, though consumes the life out of her, always seems futile.
Golden, as they call silence, is in truth far from anything glorious
Hushed voices and scornful glances around her, at least, have passed ignoble judgments
Inscrutable, vain, mysterious, hostile; people like calling her
Just the lack of communication skills have earned her such accolades
Knowledge also is rendered un-empowered without a voice to swank it like Hermoine Granger
Lost in thoughts or engrossed in a book or glued to her phone
Mirage of pretensions to camouflage one of her biggest weaknesses
Not that she hasn’t tried speaking,
Of missed timings, inability to think coherent response, uh and ah at frequent intervals is the story of her voicelessness
People make small talk seem so easy
Queer that something that comes so naturally to others
Rigorous effort hasn’t been able to yield for her
Smiling at times, gets her by
Till of course, speaking becomes inescapable
Unusual it is that her flawless expression in writing
Very remotely even, cannot be verbalized
When you live in a world of freedom of expression
Xerophile’s thorn your silence can seem like
You, the person are born with a set of shortcomings
Zeal of life,however, shall never be relinquished in the face of deficiencies.