A Warning Glance

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 that 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 A Warning Glance .

Definition of an acrostic poem and its relationship to A Warning Glance

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.

A Warning Glance 
Aware that my eyes were following you

Watching shadows, I attempt to see through
And trembling from your hard treacherous look
Reading marked pages in a storybook
Nerves of soft steel and a backbone of glass
Inspiration, an invisible gas
Nestled deep in the eye of the beholder
Giving us courage, making us bolder

Glaring warning glance ending our safe play
Leaving us languid with nothing to say
Ambiance of a golden liquid color
Natures last soft relic of summer
Capturing our attention with a glance
Evading winter’s furious romance

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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I am the author of Saving the Hen House. I didn't know when I started it would turn into a series. I love to ride motorcycles, the blues, my family, and going on adventures. This old hen rocks.

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