Ball Game in Coney Island

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Meeting The Bar:  The Acrostic  (posted by Frank)
To write an acrostic poem, take a word or phrase and use each letter as the first letter of each line in the poem. One should be able to read that word or phrase vertically down the left side of the poem. There are no other constraints. Each line can be metrical or free verse or even a prose poem paragraph.

Come one, come all!
On this boardwalk you will
Notice crowds of people on the beach
Eagerly awaiting a spectacular sunset.
Yells and shrieks of Cyclone riders shatter the air
In an arena of rides, hawkers, and merry-go-round music.
Sit next door at a ball game.
Listen to announcers call each play,
And watch for night to fall.
No where else will you see streaming purple lights on a Parachute Jump.
Drink a beer, eat a hot dog, and listen to the crack of a bat.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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30 Responses to Ball Game in Coney Island

  1. Good boardwalk energy. I think of Velvet Underground’s version with the same title.

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  2. Frank Hubeny says:

    I have never been to Coney Island, but I have been to enough places like this and you described them well. They are memorable forms of entertainment. Nice acrostic.

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  3. Kathleen says:

    I was there! Such a fun piece!

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  4. Waltermarks says:

    Sounds like a wonderful day at the park. I haven’t been to a ball game in a long time. That takes me back

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  5. Kathy Reed says:

    Nice acrostic…such fun, and full nostalgia and the senses!

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  6. Charley says:

    You really brought it all to life! I’ve never been to Coney Island, but the rest rang true for me.

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  7. Candy says:

    You made me feel like I was there

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  8. Even if I’ve never been to Coney Island I can imagine it, the colours and the sounds, amazing

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  9. lillian says:

    You’ve taken me there! Love it! So much movement, activity, and fun!

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  10. So descriptive and in perfect acrostic form. You took me there. Well done!

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  11. MYRNA ZACH says:

    doesn’t get any better


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  12. Rosemary Nissen-Wade says:

    As I’ll never see it in person, I thank you for recreating it for me so vividly.

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  13. ladynimue says:

    This sounds and reads like fun ! 🙂

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  14. I have felt this, Sara! The Santa Cruz Boardwalk (in SC, CA) is like this and I love to go. Thanks for bringing it back it feels great!

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  15. da-AL says:

    Love ❤️ this. Vivid and reads like music 😀


  16. kanzensakura says:

    I love Coney Island…except for the wooden roller coaster monster.. All the sounds and smells…excellent. Such fun.


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