Friday, April 26, 2019

NPM: Rhyming Acrostics: Post #18

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
A clever
Master of disguise…a trickster who can fool the
Eyes! This
Lizard with a fashion flair takes his wardrobe
Everywhere. Predators don’t stop
Or stare.
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
Silver-capped wheels.
Claw-handed critter
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
Should hear.

 Wild Rose Reader Posts from Earlier This Week


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Michelle Schaub said...

Elaine, I love what you've done with these ACROSTIC poems. They have such clever flair. I especially love the chameleon changing "suit to suit." Thanks for sharing!

Cheriee Weichel said...

Just wow! your acrostic poems take this poetry model to exciting heights.

Carol Varsalona said...

Elaine, I just loved reading your rhyming acrostics. There were so many with so many topics that it was difficult to choose a favorite. I just wrote a quick acrostic for a PLN I converse with on Twitter but not in rhyme. You gave me inspiration.

Linda B said...

Each one has that clever twist, Elaine. You are inspiring! I do love "cans of people".

Mary Lee said...

Wow! Acrostics that make sense are hard enough, but RHYMING acrostics?!?! Wow!

Kay said...

Wow! Acrostics are hard enough--and then to rhyme them and have it all hang together. Impressive.

Ruth said...

So good! Thanks for sharing these!