Child Abuse

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.

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child abuse

Child Abuse

Cherished memories
Heinously ruined
In that one moment
Lust trumped love
Despite the pleas

And in silence after
Became lost, my trust
Understanding the
Scars that you gifted
Eternal reminders

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)


Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

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