A Birthday Acrostic Poem

I had a birthday this week. I’m at that point where I’m far from young, but I’m not quite old (unless you ask my kids 🙂 ) And although I curse the wrinkles, aches, and pains, I am trying to embrace aging as I know it’s a privilege denied to many. So today, in honor of my birthday, I’ve written an acrostic poem.

In a simple acrostic poem, the first letters of each line spell out a word when reading down the page.


I hope you’ll give writing a birthday acrostic poem a try. Write one for yourself or as a gift for a friend. Feel free to share your poem (or a note) in the comments below (scroll way down). Poetry is always better when shared!


  1. Choose a topic to write about (a word, name, or phrase).
  2. Write the word in bold, capital letters down the side of the page.
  3. Set the tone. Do you want your poem to be funny, sad, heartwarming, thoughtful?
  4. Describe the subject in each line. It can be a word or a full sentence.
  5. Acrostics can rhyme but they don’t have to.

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