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.
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
Who is Molly Shea?
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