If Wishes Were Horses Beggars Would Ride

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 If Wishes Were Horses Beggars Would Ride.

If Wishes Were Horses Beggars Would Ride

If wishes were horses?

Fact check proves they are not.

Wild things should never be allowed to wander,

Idiosyncrasies often limit our choices.

Should we remember the things we forgot?

Healing comes in the dark corner of dreams.

Exotic images to envision and ponder.

Symphonies of synergistic powerful voices.

Wise women should leave mentioning horses alone

Except when writing about taking a ride

Remembrance of the path beyond the cobblestone
Eager to canter and prance and glide.


Here we are now trapped in the mystery
Ours was a riddle not easily soon solved
Roses are blue and violets are red
Somewhere spinning inside our head
Eccentric expectations about the fee
Secret intuition and a desire to have it revolved


Beggars would ride
Everyone wants something for nothing
Give and take
Give and take
Abattoir to our foolish pride
Rampage of society bluffing
Someone needs to reevaluate

Wordlessly wonder at the reason
Once upon a time
Undesirables became assigned
Labor for every time and season
Dogma of the walking man defined

Ragamuffins have wishes too
Irony of the poor and needy
Dwelling in the land of greedy
Etching for the others a differing view.

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.

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