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 Man Spread.
Maybe you don’t realize you were doing it.
And I want to give you the benefit of the doubt.
Nevertheless, you have to admit
Space is a commodity; we all have to fit.
Perhaps you don’t mean to behave like a lout
Respectfully, all I’m trying to say
Eventually, those spread legs will get in the way.
And there is something else I want to point out,
Discovering your package didn’t make me want to shout.
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