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 Enough is Enough.
Enough is Enough
Entertaining drama of the daily toil and grind
Never enough to satisfy your hunger and greed
Ought to tell you all what’s on my feeble mind
Unrequited satisfaction of a yearning need
Gave you what I had, but I refused to bleed
Humiliated by the way you manipulated and defined
Is this all there is and should be?
Shouldn’t you have taken a second look at me?
Endeavoring to step off the great rollercoaster ride
Not persuaded to pay my admission a second time.
Outraged you never gave me a safe place to hide,
Underdog, who chose the diminished losing side.
Giving honest answers when I should have told a lie
Hoping I can make my escape and find a safe place to hide.
Who is Molly Shea?
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