I dug up some old poems that I wrote about a decade ago when I was working on a collection of rhyming acrostics. Here are seven of them:
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.
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 cascade in space,
Showering glitter all over the place.
Cans of people,
Roaring down roads on
Races sideways, skitters
Across sea-washed land…
Beachcombing in the sand.
Dawn, dressed in a bright blue robe
And golden slippers,
Yawns awake. Stars scurry away.
Breaking into song, birds
Rouse the sun,
Eager to start
A new day. Morning bounds out of bed with delight,
Kicking off the dark cover of night.
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?
In soft velvet
Patter into your
Revealing deep secrets that no one
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