Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

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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 Let Sleeping Dogs Lie.

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

Let sleeping dogs lie
Even if you need their bark
Tattlers can be sly

Step away from the silent situation
Leave well enough alone
Eavesdroppers await the slightest mention
Expect you to throw them a bone
Pandering to base intentions
Igniting the flame of division
Negating the peace and quiet
Gangster out to start a riot

Debate us as deadly as indecision
Observe how easy it is to disturb the peace
Garish display of confrontation
Shameless sort of sweet release


Let sleeping dogs lie
It’s the best thing to do
Else the pooch might turn and bite you.

Who is Molly Shea?

Molly Shea is an accomplished fictional short story writer from Indiana who writes short stories and novels about a fictional town called Tecumseh.  To read more of her short stories and adventures, click here.

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I am the author of Saving the Hen House. I didn't know when I started it would turn into a series. I love to ride motorcycles, the blues, my family, and going on adventures. This old hen rocks.

4 thoughts on “Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

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