Mumbo Jumbo

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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 Mumbo Jumbo.

Mumbo Jumbo

Music to my restless ears,

Understated rumors as facts

Mumbled in quiet corners.

Before you go observe their jeers

Official self-appointed mourners

Jesters of an uncomfortable truth

Urbane fabricators of a colossal lie

Megalomaniacs of power so uncouth

Bargaining for our souls with a sigh

Oblivious to us knowing it’ all mumbo jumbo

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Published by henhouselady

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.

3 thoughts on “Mumbo Jumbo

  1. This poem is sadly very true. Especially the line ‘understated rumours as facts’. So much of what they sell us these days is simply Mumbo Jumbo. I hope that we are wise enough to be able to wade our way through the falsities.

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