Acrostic (Your Wife)

by Risqué   Nov 8, 2017


Yielding to everything you see, I begin
Oozing hatred and condemnation.
Ugly beast, spewing lies
Rapid fire, fulfilling your damnation

Wicked is everything you believe me to be
Independent is the word I'd rather use
Fighting to the death for you to see
Enlightenment from the darkness you see in me.

(This is my first acrostic. I'm not sure if there are certain rules to follow or what they might be, so I'm rather welcome to enlightenment.)

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  • 4 years ago

    by Em

    I totally agree with Ben.. This is fantastic for a first acrostic and to see you rhymed it (its never easy to do with this form) and rhymed it well is a tick in the right box so to speak. The only thing I was ever told by a good friend here, which isn't a rule as such but great advice all the same, was to limit words in one sentence (not sure on the correct term within poetry lol) to no more than 10 words.
    Fantastic piece of poetry.
    All the best
    Em x

  • 4 years ago

    by Brenda

    Wow, I am totally in agreement with Ben, you got this! For your first acrostic you nailed it. Well done-

  • 4 years ago

    by Ben Pickard

    Well, I can tell you, you are already 'enlightened'. There are no real rules to follow other than the ones you already have. Also, you have written in rhyme which is never easy with acrostics. They are one of those forms that always get a bad name but only because people are lazy with them. They think that, as long as they have the opening letters of each line right, then that's it - perfect. Not so. A good acrostic requires thought and imagination like any other form of art and you have it here in abundance. This is excellent.

    Take care and all the very best,

    Ben

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