Hunt and Peck

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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 Hunt and Peck.

Hunt and Peck

Hunt and peck the only way to travel

Undulating fingers across the keyboard

Navigating like crossing gritty gravel

Type the letters to strike the right cord

And listen to the music
Notes the typewriter chime
Don’t forget to add muse magic


Peck out the willful words into the night
Expect them to add up by the end of the fray
Check to make certain your spelling is right
Keep it up because there’s no other way

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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.

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