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 Serendipity.
Sweet secret, a surrender to fate
Effervescent elixir for an embittered heart
Respite for the restless roving surrogate
Expectancy of another exceptional start
Needful encounter and a wonderful surprise
Delightful, delectable departure from the decay
Indisputable evidence of grace in disguise
Perfect encounter to brighten my dreary day
Irony of what I expect to see with my own eyes
Tougher than nails I planned to be,
Yet softer than silk when you come to me.
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