Old Lady Blues


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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Published by henhouselady

I am the author of Saving the Hen House. I didn't know when I started it would turn into a series. I love to ride motorcycles, the blues, my family, and going on adventures. This old hen rocks.

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