acrostic (form)

Who Am I?

 

WHO AM I?

People see
a quiet person;
usual-
ly I am
accused of being grumpy.
My smile stays hidden,

waiting to
acclimate to the
newness. Once
known, there is
endless loyalty and love…
not to mention, smiles.

2013-03-13
P. Wanken

Written for Poetic Bloomings Prompt #66 (Memoir Prompt #1): Who Do You Think You Are?

Love It A Latte

 

LOVE IT A LATTE

English: Wet Cappuccino with heart latte art

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

These thoughts
are keeping me awake, or was it
a cup of caffeine a
few too many hours too late?
Of all
my vices, coffee is one
favorite that will not be among the
things I will be giving up.

2012-08-13
P. Wanken

Inspired by Carry On Tuesday’s prompt #168 to use all or part of a line from the Sound of Music:  “These are a few of my favorite things.” I chose to use the words in a sentence acrostic.  I’ve also posted this poem for Day 41 at “100 Days of Summer” — click here to go to their Facebook page.

Nothing Lasts Forever

 

NOTHING LASTS FOREVER*

butterfly kisses
raindrops on lashes
oreos and milk

kite-flying in meadows
evenings by the fire and
nighttime cuddles

hand-in-hand walks
embrace of a loved one and
a kiss beneath the shade tree

rainbows on stormy days
the feeling of love, and
sheets all in a tangle

…nothing lasts forever…

2012-07-19
P. Wanken

(*the title is taken from the closing line of an untitled poem by Jackson)

Inspired by Poetic Bloomings Prompt #64: “Hey…That’s My Line, Two!” (to use a line from another poem/poet at Poetic Bloomings as the title of a new poem of my own); the Three Word Wednesday Prompt (7/18):  feel, shade, tangle; and Margo Roby’s Tuesday Tryouts, to write an acrostic poem. Also posted as day 15 at 100 Days of Summer.