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Acrostic poetry

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

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.

 

Obscurity

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.

 

Beautiful

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

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.

 

Marriage

Me? now that will never happen.
Ask me in another ten years when i have lost the will to live.
Really !
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.

 

Taste

Temptation lies within your midst.
A small taste of heaven.
Smell that sweet scent.
Take a minute naughty bite.
Enjoy.

 

Creativity

Colour springs to life.
Regular shades transform.
Endless spirals of light.
A masterpiece is born.
Twisting energy.
Ignition of a beautiful flame
Virtuosity soars.
Intuitive mind frame.
Time enough to nurture
Young creativities future.

 

Unemployed

Under the illusion of fear.
Near homelessness infests the mind.
Every day in the job centre.
Money is getting tight.
Pensive mood.
Letting go of luxuries.
Over stressed.
Yesterday’s mistakes shed to light.
Every day is a struggle.
Down and out.

 

Nature

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.

 

Love

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.

 

Beach

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.

 

Escape

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.

 

Death

Done in this life.
E
veryone faces this conclusion.
A
natomical breakdown follows.
T
he soul might move on to another destination.
However, the body will remain still.

 

Hungry

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.

.
.
Starlight

Small dots of white and yellow in the night sky.
T
ake a gander at such impeccable beauty.
A
wealth of worlds of fire far away.
R
eactions on a scale unimagined.
L
ords of the cosmos.
I
nside their core, brutal forces fight it out.
G
lowing into the void and giving life.
H
ow small we are compared to their pure magnificence.
T
ruly, wonders to behold in the still of night.
.
.

Government

Govern the masses with heart.
O
bserve the mood before you act.
V
alue the assets at your disposal.
E
valuate what truly matters.
R
eign with humility and impartiality.
N
urture the wealth.
M
aintain the services.
E
njoy a nation’s good health.
N
ever ignore your people.
T
ry it, this advice might actually help.
.
.

Chores

Come on, it’s not fair.
H
ow come I always have to do the work?
O
ften you tell me that I must pull my weight.
R
eiterated with condescending stares
E
ven if I’m tired I must scrub away.
S
o unfair this deal you made with yourself, concerning me at birth.
.
.

Peace

Partake in a slice of humble pie.
E
njoy the bittersweet taste.
A
ngry impulses invite double edged pain.
C
alm your restless soul as best you can.
E
veryone deserves to live in peace.
.
.

Warfare

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.

 

Broken

Bugger it all.
R
epair will be a nightmare.
O
f all things, this had to go wrong.
K
eep calm.
E
very problem has a solution.
N
ow, should I bother to try fix this wretched thing.

 

Dirty

Dig into parasitic paradise.
I
mmerse yourself with grime.
R
oll in crudity and laugh.
T
ell all that soap is your enemy.
Y
ou don’t always feel good when clean.

 

Singer

So beautiful to hear women sing softly.
I
mprovise with soulful flair.
N
ever falter on a note.
G
ive her all in creative beauty.
E
mphasise a breath with natural flow.
R
educe a man to quivering love.

 

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