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 Fellow Traveler.
Found you here on a twisted road,
Explorer who carries a heavy load.
Lackadaisical traveler with notoriety
Laboring under a load of anxiety
Outraged by every step and stumble,
Wrongdoer against the harassed humble.
Trust no one has always been my moto
Road friends often travel incognito.
Always complaining about their lot in life
Vicious voyagers filled with envy and strife.
Even now I wonder about you,
Lavish adventurer with a sceptic’s view.
Enraged by the road and the sky above,
Resilient but never considering the answer was love.
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