Scandalous Morsel

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

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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