Submitted Date 01/07/2022

Writing challenge:

Write a 26-line poem using all the letters of the alphabet. Have the first line start with the letter "A," the second "B," the third "C," etc.

I took the opportunity to work up the spell Kitty Kendall, the young witch from Behind The Eyes Of Dorian Gray uses in my current WIP to send lover Dmitri back to his own time. I'm still tweaking it.

Enjoy this little taste of an upcoming novel.


Attend to me, oh spirits thus, in this place of life, who

Brought to me this man through time, my

Charge as I find the way to send him back home through

Dimensions of space, and

Echoes of time.

Ferocious is the demon's spell who placed my prince out of his measure.

Give me, oh spirits, the power to counter the demon so, and

Halt the march of time.

I invoke the zeitgeists that dwell in this realm

Just like Morgan and Circe before me to hamper this

Knave sorcerer, granting his power over

Life and death to return

My lover, the man out of time, to the era of his birth.


Open the


Quicken my resolve to step through and

Render this fiendish malcontent, this

Sorcerer of ill repute, impotent in his power, in his

Temperament so that others may not be caught

Unaware by his charm, blinded by his

Vile ambition to rule with an iron fist.

Wash away the stains of his blackest deeds, this

Xenocrat, this usurper, this sorcerer of the same flesh of my prince

Yet not of the same flesh, this

Zealot of a fakir whose power I now control and diminish.


Copyright 2022, Beth A. Freely


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