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. My coming across the Acrostic poem design is a clever attempt at wordplay. My Acrostic style of poetry for today is called Henhouse Ladies. It shows how an act of rebellion started me on my way to becoming The Henhouse lady.
Helpless imprisoned ladies
Encased in a concrete cage
Narcistic boss a little shady
Happy hens lay golden eggs
Offensive words created rage
Underhanded words with pretentious legs
She said “I’ll make a quilt”
Emasculating the slight to make it wilt
Like a dromedary she carried it from place to place
And hung it on the wall as a powerful display
Deteriorating his attempt to revile and disgrace.
Inefficient covering because power always has its way
Eventually tiring of the costly tiring game
She decided to write a book and made Stan his name.
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