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 Road Less Traveled.
Road Less Traveled
Retirement can be a restful and contemplative time
Occasion to gather your thought
Assess the achievement you accomplished in your prime
Despair over battles poorly fought
Leave-taking can be filled with defeat
Even when you were able to gain
Success in the form of something concrete
Shoddy workmanship to sustain
Twice I marveled at my approaching old age
Renounce speculation about the dim twilight years
And suppress regrets about turning the page
Vivacious ending without shedding sorrowful tears
Exploration of territory uncharted and unknown
Lapidary of the most precious gem
Exorcise all negative thought and unsettling fears
Death is simply a journey into the dim
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