December 15, 2007

Poetry Form: Acrostic

The Acrostic poem comes from the Greek word akros - "at the end," and stichos - "line."

The Acrostic poem is written by taking a word or words and writing it vertically, then, write a verse for each letter, so that each letter begins the verse.


You are armed with all the means to
end this pain, this doubt, this endless
take it from me, I've seen too many ghosts
etched out in existence
riding the waves of eternal self-pity
do not end this today - today is too late
and tomorrow comes and come and comes
yesterday was the right time.

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