In June, I plan to explore writing the Acrostic Poem. I’ve played with this form of poetry in the past. I don’t know how I came up with the idea. It must have been a word experiment for me back in the day when I was playing with poetry. The definition of an Acrostic Poem is the first letter of each line should spell out a word or phrase vertically. This word or phrase plays the role of a theme or message. Also, this message can appear in the middle or end of the poem. Back in the day, I didn’t know I was participating in a style of poetry. My coming across the Acrostic poem design became a clever attempt at wordplay. My Acrostic style of poetry for today is called Old Lady Blues.
Old Lady Blues
Once I was young, Now I’m not
Lethe’s waters flow past my door
Dues paid for stuff I’ve long forgot.
License to say whatever is on my mind
Attitude attained through atrocious atmosphere
Dark days ahead and trouble behind
Yielding to what comes in life’s final frontier.
Best to sing as the lights dim glow
Leap into life at this late stage
Use what you’ve learned, but take it slow
Erase all the pain from this ending page
Sagacious silver-haired lady and the tragic sideshow.
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