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 Harlequin.
Haughty heady hedonistic display of hubris
Absentminded clown up on center stage
Ridiculous raunchy buffoon rendered clueless
Laughingstock to distract and engage
Evade every query while you pose in a silent stand
Quiet every question with a wave of your costumed hand
Usurper in uniform tucked neat wearing a colorful mask
Imitator of everything that is stately and grand
Naked clown drinking deep from powers silver flask.
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