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 Big Mouth Frog.
Big Mouth Frog
Bilious , boisterous boy,
Igniting anger with your words.
Gregarious charmer out to annoy.
Mouth always open to exclaim
Once you begin you never end
Uncouth pretender without merit or fame
This is the reason I no longer pretend
Hesitant to play in your petty game
Frankly, my silence is my only tool against a
Repertoire of smug condescending words
Obnoxious obsequiousness aimed to fool,
Garbage in, garbage out the golden rule.
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