Tag Archives: acrostic

Thought of My Parents (no doubt)

Written for:  Poetics Aside 2018 November PAD Chapbook Challenge – Day 10 Write a teenage poem. They insist that you are their Enemy, opposing every word you utter, Except when they need money. Funny how angry voices Negotiate in softer, … Continue reading

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Cast

Written for:  Poetics Aside 2018 April PAD Challenge – Day 15 Write a metaphor poem. I am a plaster cast, and fit snugly, molding to the contours of an injured arm or leg. I tend to shed while wet creating … Continue reading

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Doorway

Written for Poets United Midweek Motif~Doorway(s) Your Challenge: Write a new poem with a doorway motif, one with doors open or closed. Darkness.  Crescent moon– Only arc of light to fall On face of brass knocker, Raising hairs on back … Continue reading

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Empty Gestures

Written for:  Poetic Asides November 2017 Chapbook Challenge – Day 18 Write a good for nothing poem.  The poem doesn’t have to be good for nothing, though it’s fine if it is. But maybe it’s about a good for nothing so-and-so, … Continue reading

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Me

Written for:  Poetic Asides #412 – Write a name tag poem.  The poem could be about a literal name tag (I’ve written one about a pencil before, so why not? But it could also be a poem that includes your … Continue reading

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Pumpkins

Written for:  Poems of Garden Gnomes – Form Friday – Acrostic Poetry An ACROSTIC is a poem (or other form of writing) in which the first letter of each line (or paragraph, or other recurring feature in the text) spells … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Their Fiftieth

Written for:  Poetic Asides April 2017 Challenge  Day 19 Write a memory poem. Mom, I am thinking about Eating dinner with family gathered, Dad Making a toast On your fiftieth wedding anniversary, Recalling his words, You are the gem in … Continue reading

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Unraveling

Written for:  Poetic Asides November 2016 Chapbook Challenge – Day 27 Write a falling apart poem. Falling Apart Losing Limberness Illnesses Not General All Peculiar And Resist Treatment

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Tragedy

Written for:  Poetic Asides November Chapbook Challenge – Day 10 For today’s prompt, write a tragic poem. Two courses of action here: Write a poem that is heavy, or write a poem that is light. Or write a poem that … Continue reading

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