Sure You Can See?


Introduction to Poetry: Day 3 – Acrostic

An Acrostic poem is one in which the first (or last) letters of each line combine to spell out a word or a phrase, or follow the order of the alphabet.


I’m so lucky to have him

could not be more glad

a beautiful baby

no, he sleeps not too bad

the house is so tidy

cause I clean when he sleeps

oh yes I see people

playgroup has them in heaps

everyone seems so perfect

hat’s off to them all

easier in the daytime

late nights are long haul

perfect, one in a million

most precious to me

everything is just dandy, I’m sure you can see?


This was fun!  I managed to include the daily prompt too. If you’re adventurous (or want to put yourself through torture) you can write a double acrostic with a hidden message at the start and end of each line. I tried both. I think the first one worked out ok, but the double acrostic was poor. I’ve put double here too though so that you can see what it’s meant to achieve. Double acrostics were difficult for me. I’m on holiday again, so I was also under some time pressure to get them completed.

Now the (poor) double acrostic. I might have been a bit ambitious here:

Wilt – our love will never; it’s stronger than the blossom

I want just you forever; no more a Casanova

Let’s explore together; we have the world to wander

Level headed, clever – you give me much to ponder

Your beauty drew me in, and with you I want to stay

Old age and mature skin – hand in hand we will transform

Unite the love within, let new beginnings’ commence?