Caution to the Wind

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 different forms of poetry that start 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 was in the prophecies of the Sibyl. Legend implies these poems predict the Trojan War and other historical events. Samples of this poetry also were discovered at Pompeii. I am not hinting that I am writing prophetic poetry. I simply enjoy writing in this style. This acrostic poem is called Caution to the Wind.

Definition of an acrostic poem and its relationship to Caution to the Wind

An acrostic poem starts when the poet uses the first letter of each line of verse to form a word, phrase, or sentence. The poem deals with the subject of the letters selected to form a stream of thought. 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.

Caution to the Wind

Calculate which way the wind blows
Afraid to jump into the fray
Umbrella blusters and billows
Thunder crashes, and skies are grey
Is reason to blame for your fear
Onward and upward rise from here
Notorious daydreamer fly

Throw caution to the wind
Open your mind and dream.

Tidy place for your heart to mend
Healing in the howl of the storm
Everything is not how it seems

When walking a dangerous path
Insist on a safety net
Needful to escape life’s wrath
Dancing electric wire wet

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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