Autumnal Acrostic

©2021 Chel Owens

Footsteps, shushed
Amidst Nature’s
Leavings –
Leafings.

or

An expensive carpet, this
Underlayment of leaves
Taken and spread
Underneath these bare trees.
Mind you don’t tread as a somber old man;
Neither should you tiptoe -run, kick, and dance.

——–

©2021 Chel Owens

Acrostic isn’t my favorite ‘form’ for poetry, but can function as a framework for trying to shape a poem. Try it out; especially consider trying it out for my latest Anyone Can Poem challenge at Carrot Ranch!

21 thoughts on “Autumnal Acrostic

  1. Awe, I think you did just fine. Somewhere I did and Elfje acrostic series. I created what I call acrosTic poems…When you repeat the same word; acrostics like this one from several years ago on another blog of mine that is now closed.

    LIGHT
    (an acrosTic Elfje series)

    Lift
    Intangible the
    Grief shadowing my
    Heart as dawn rises
    Today

    Lace
    Indigo sky
    Greeting new beginnings
    Harmoniously within hundreds of
    Thoughts

    Listen
    Intently to
    Gentle prayers seeking
    Help from every resourced
    Truth

    Look
    Inward and
    Grant serenity as
    Hours pass with minutes
    Today

    Lean
    Into hugs
    Gifts of communication
    Having abilities to heal
    Thoroughly

    ©JP/dh

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