Writing Acrostic Poetry

Carolyn’s Online Magazine (#COMe)

WRITING ACROSTIC POETRY

While Waiting For Dinner at a Restaurant

I can’t quite recall the quote, but it goes something like this: The worst thing you experience is what you are experiencing now. I’d like to revise it to the highlight of this summer is what is happening now.

Well, at least close to now…dinnertime, which I experienced earlier this evening.

Yesterday at 2:16 p.m. my granddaughter Jordan posted (on Facebook): Anyone wanna hang out tomorrow? At 3:14 p.m. I responded: How about (br)(l)unch with Grandma?

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(br)(l)unch ended up being dinner at a restaurant of Jordan’s choice, the Forks Inn—she wanted to order their wings.

While waiting I challenged her—no, made her—write some spontaneous poetry with me. And she had a great time.

Before writing this article I found an online site that took the fun out of writing acrostics. It wrote them for you. I’m posting their acrostic creations next to ours so you can compare.

We started with Jordan’s name to create an acrostic poem (a simple poem in which each the first letter of each line forms a word or phrase (vertically). An acrostic poem can describe the subject or even tell a brief story about it.

Jordan

Only

Rides,

(she) Drives

Anyone

Nuts

J is for Joyful, radiating bliss

O is for Oomph, you have a magnetic draw

R is for Reflective, always thoughtful

D is for Dynamic, radiating energy

A is for Attentive, paying heed to others’ needs

N is for Neat, carefully organized

We moved on to other names. First, her mother Sandy:

Sandy

Arrives

(she is) Nice

Delightful

(and) Young (Ha ha, LOL, JK)

Jordan’s mom deserved two acrostics:

Sandy

Always is

Not a

Delightful

Yeller

S is for Sincere, staying true

A is for Alluring, so attractive

N is for Neat, carefully organized

D is for Dedicated, total commitment

Y is for Yearning, a drive to succeed

Jordan’s father got an acrostic:

Grumpy,

Rarely

Ever

Greatful

G is for Groovy, the coolest

R is for Remarkable, so exceptional

E is for Enchanting, a charming presence

G is for Gentle, tender and soothing

Sandy’s husband Michael was next:

Michael

Introduces

Challenges

(and) Harassments

(for) Almost

Everything

Living

M is for Moral, governed by ethics

I is for Illustrious, your achievements are numerous

C is for Crazy, the life of any party

H is for Honorable, morally upright

A is for Admirable, commanding our respect

E is for Endearing, beloved by all

L is for Learned, mastery of knowledge

Next, it was my turn:

Carolyn

Artfully

Riles

Out

Loud,

You’re

Nuts.”

C is for Courageous, a bold spirit

A is for Arresting, capturing the attention of all

R is for Remarkable, so exceptional

O is for Open-hearted, filled with generosity

L is for Lively, the life of the party

Y is for Yummy, so delectable

N is for Neat, carefully organized

And finally, her grandfather:

Man,

One

Nutty

Tough

Egotist

M is for Mature, you always know what to do

O is for Oomph, you have a magnetic draw

N is for Noble, an honorable heart

T is for Truth, living life with honesty

E is for Endearing, so loveable

Oops, almost forget the boy friend. Can’t do that:

Zany

Amazing

Car

Hugger

Z is for Zealous, brimming with enthusiasm

A is for Affectionate, exuding warmth and tenderness

C is for Charismatic, your charm is disarming

H is for Honest, so genuine

Dinner arrived and we ended our acrostic poem writing. Aren’t you glad it’s the end?

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About carolyncholland

In several if my nine lives I have been a medical lab technician and a human service worker specializing in child day care, adoptions and family abuse. Currently I am a photo/journalist/writer working on a novel and a short story. My general writings can be viewed at www.carolyncholland.wordpress.com. My novel site is www.intertwinedlove.wordpress.com.
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One Response to Writing Acrostic Poetry

  1. Grace ( & Fred) Wells says:

    So when will we be seeing some articles from guest writer/grandaughter Jordon ?

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