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.
NOW IT’S YOUR TURN
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!
HERE ARE THE RULES:
- Choose a topic to write about (a word, name, or phrase).
- Write the word in bold, capital letters down the side of the page.
- Set the tone. Do you want your poem to be funny, sad, heartwarming, thoughtful?
- Describe the subject in each line. It can be a word or a full sentence.
- Acrostics can rhyme but they don’t have to.
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