Autumnal Acrostic

©2021 Chel Owens

Footsteps, shushed
Amidst Nature’s
Leavings –


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. Jim Borden November 11, 2021 / 6:36 am

    I did not realize the pattern of the first letters until you told me – very clever!

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  2. mattsnyder1970 November 11, 2021 / 12:55 pm

    Meanders around
    Pushing fall by the wayside
    This is the new normal thanks to climate change
    Every year the AC stays on longer
    Replacing what was once Autumn/Fall with a summer winter hybrid

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  3. dumbestblogger November 11, 2021 / 6:15 pm

    Whine please
    It’ll do you good
    No need to tease
    The hopeful fleas
    Entire hoods
    Remand their cheese

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  4. Nope, Not Pam November 11, 2021 / 7:49 pm

    I like the second, though I always kick the leaves 😁

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  5. Jules November 15, 2021 / 8:11 am

    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.

    (an acrosTic Elfje series)

    Intangible the
    Grief shadowing my
    Heart as dawn rises

    Indigo sky
    Greeting new beginnings
    Harmoniously within hundreds of

    Intently to
    Gentle prayers seeking
    Help from every resourced

    Inward and
    Grant serenity as
    Hours pass with minutes

    Into hugs
    Gifts of communication
    Having abilities to heal


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    • Chel Owens November 15, 2021 / 8:24 am

      Oooh. I like it, Jules. I feel that just noting the poem as ‘Acrostic’ is rather loose and that it needs more, as you’ve done.

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