I’ve written lots of acrostics over the years. Sometimes, I experiment with writing them as rhyming poems. Here is a selection of my rhyming acrostics:
Fiery flowers bloom
In the night:
Roses, carnations…chrysanthemums, too,
Emerald green, red,
White, and blue. Silvery fountains spill
Out of the sky.
Rockets of gold sizzle and sigh.
Kaleidoscope colors cascading in space,
Showering glitter all over the place.
Cans of people,
Roaring down roads on
Races sideways, skitters
Across the sea-washed land…
Beachcombing in the sand.
In soft velvet
Patter into your
Revealing deep secrets that no one
Changes suits to suit
His locus. Abracadabra! Hocus-pocus! He’s
Master of disguise…a trickster who can fool the
Lizard with a fashion flair takes his wardrobe
Everywhere. Predators don’t stop
No one even knows he’s there.
Silent sidekick, shape shifter who
Hides in the darkness…
A copycat mimicking everything you
Do. Sunny day playmate frolics in the light.
Oh, where, oh,
Where does it go at night?
Book Giveaway Reminder
My poetry book giveaway for the second week of National Poetry Month (April 7-13) will be Spot the Plot: A Riddle Book of Book Riddles—which was written by J. Patrick Lewis and illustrated by Lynn Munsinger. (NOTE: I’ll announce the winner of Spot the Plot on Sunday, April 14th.)