Welcome to the acrostic poetry section of my portfolio. Acrostic poetry is a very dynamic form of poetry, writing and even can be use as a code cipher. a typical acrostic poem will spell a word from the first letter in every line going vertically. Acrostic poems can be very simple, some can be complicated. I find this form quite challenging but i have had a lot of practice. The following are my examples.
Richard is a name of worth.
In the old Germanic tongue it means kings court.
Can anyone ask for a better name?
Hard and strong the sound it carries.
Antipathy is not possible when bestowed this honour.
Royalty carried this name to fame.
Do not cry if you’re not called Richard, for many names are almost as good.
Open the file on this guy.
Before problems arise.
Something isn’t right, he is not on the grid.
Can you understand how in this modern age, we know nothing about him?
Understanding who we are dealing with will help overall.
Rectify our oversights
If you cannot discover who he is,
Then we will consider further action.
Yes, we will imprison him.
Beside you the roses pale into insignificance.
Every head turns as you walk past.
Angry men continuously fight over you.
Under every season, you radiate.
Tender is the look in your eyes.
Insatiable is the lust of the men that surround you.
Forever you smile on the outside.
Understanding is a virtue you possess out of necessity.
Love is hard to find for one so cursed with beauty.
Mercenaries swords are sharp and light.
Enemies fall to our feet.
Rage is an emotion we do not feel.
Cold steel feels like home.
Ever the sword strikes for a price.
No brothers to slay amongst the ranks.
After we kill an adversary we smile.
Reclining bodies bring us joy.
Inspiring blade work is our forte.
Ending lives our occupation.
Slaying lonely men is our talent.
Me? now that will never happen.
Ask me in another ten years when i have lost the will to live.
Religion encourages it I know, but they just want the revenue.
If you think I am mad enough to throw away my freedom.
Ask me to marry you.
Get me a nice diamond ring.
Even then i will probably say no.
Temptation lies within your midst.
A small taste of heaven.
Smell that sweet scent.
Take a minute naughty bite.
Colour springs to life.
Regular shades transform.
Endless spirals of light.
A masterpiece is born.
Ignition of a beautiful flame
Intuitive mind frame.
Time enough to nurture
Young creativities future.
Under the illusion of fear.
Near homelessness infests the mind.
Every day in the job centre.
Money is getting tight.
Letting go of luxuries.
Yesterday’s mistakes shed to light.
Every day is a struggle.
Down and out.
New life forms from death.
Antipathy between elements.
The cycle of life is often brutal.
Under the sun nature thrives.
Routine important as seasons change.
Every life form is capable of adaptation.
Let others into your life.
Observe their pain and be the aspirin.
Venture out your comfort zone for the greater good.
Everybody is capable of love.
Breath taking views across the bay.
Easy breeze, the seagulls glide.
At one with natures charm.
Churn up the sand with your toes.
Have a care free day.
Ever brutality of life throws punches.
Some things will never change.
Calm the desire to hit back.
Always you can get away for a break.
Purchase a bus ticket.
Escape for a day.
Done in this life.
Everyone faces this conclusion.
Anatomical breakdown follows.
The soul might move on to another destination.
However, the body will remain still.
Happiness is void.
Under the influence of starvation.
No substenance invites weakness.
Groaning about low energy levels.
Radical means must be found.
You must eat soon.
Small dots of white and yellow in the night sky.
Take a gander at such impeccable beauty.
A wealth of worlds of fire far away.
Reactions on a scale unimagined.
Lords of the cosmos.
Inside their core, brutal forces fight it out.
Glowing into the void and giving life.
How small we are compared to their pure magnificence.
Truly, wonders to behold in the still of night.
Govern the masses with heart.
Observe the mood before you act.
Value the assets at your disposal.
Evaluate what truly matters.
Reign with humility and impartiality.
Nurture the wealth.
Maintain the services.
Enjoy a nation’s good health.
Never ignore your people.
Try it, this advice might actually help.
Come on, it’s not fair.
How come I always have to do the work?
Often you tell me that I must pull my weight.
Reiterated with condescending stares
Even if I’m tired I must scrub away.
So unfair this deal you made with yourself, concerning me at birth.
Partake in a slice of humble pie.
Enjoy the bittersweet taste.
Angry impulses invite double edged pain.
Calm your restless soul as best you can.
Everyone deserves to live in peace.
Will’s pre-written as warriors fear the worst.
Afraid for families left behind.
Restless souls battle on.
Fight for reasons rarely justified.
Attacked, seen as mere beasts bred to die.
Real horrors, stories of hearts and home destroyed.
Everyone is affected in such terrible times.
Bugger it all.
Repair will be a nightmare.
Of all things, this had to go wrong.
Every problem has a solution.
Now, should I bother to try fix this wretched thing.
Dig into parasitic paradise.
Immerse yourself with grime.
Roll in crudity and laugh.
Tell all that soap is your enemy.
You don’t always feel good when clean.
So beautiful to hear women sing softly.
Improvise with soulful flair.
Never falter on a note.
Give her all in creative beauty.
Emphasise a breath with natural flow.
Reduce a man to quivering love.