It is time to make a switch. I’m in the mood to write a series of acrostic poems. I’ve tackled the task before, but I would like to explore this style of poetry again. It fits my challenge to select a form of poetry that starts with a certain letter during the month. I selected the letter A for January. The acrostic poem has been around for centuries. The first record of the use of this style occurred in the prophecies of the Sibyl. They predictedthe Trojan War and other events. These poems were also found at Pompeii. I am not hinting that my poems are prophetic. I simply like to write in this style. This acrostic poem is called Scandalous Morsel.
Definition of an acrostic poem and its relationship to Scandalous Morsel
An acrostic poem is created when the poet uses the first letter of each line of verse to form a word, phrase, or sentence. The poem doesn’t have any rules concerning meter or rhythm. A poet may try to do both, but there is no rule regarding how the poem should be formed, except the first letter of each line must have a special meaning.
Scandalous Morsel Secrets whispered in dark corners. Callous reminders of shared sin A sad funeral without mourners. Never believe lies spoken thin Distant reminders of deception And many deceitful words said wrong Lasting after the misdirection Outwardly the dark secret is strong Underneath, you have to question Smiles on faces that seem so wrong Melodies played to another tune. Over before the dancing ends Righteous indignation too soon Selects a guilty victim and send Evil gossip to pilfer and play Let us all tend to the words we say
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