This December, I’m trying to rekindle my love for poetic forms through my #BlogchatterProjects project titled “Poetic Matters”. The first form I’m trying is an Acrostic titled “Child Abuse”. Also sharing with Poetry Pantry.
In that one moment
Lust trumped love
Despite the pleas
And in silence after
Became lost, my trust
Scars that you gifted
So, what’s an Acrostic poem? Simply put, it’s a form where the first letters of each line in the poem spell out the title of the poem. It may read like a sentence, each line may stand on its own. And the poem has to be about the title.
So if you decide to write an Acrostic on the word Night, it’s a 5 line poem, the first letter of the first line is N, the first letter of the second line is I, etc. And you’ve to write about the night! Simple enough, right? Go ahead and give it a try.
Liked this? Maybe you can read some of my earlier poems.
(© Vinay Leo R. @ I Rhyme Without Reason,
9th December, 2017)