I Suck at Poems

Well, that’s what my 14-year old client told me today and I wrote these words down vertically for him to give me an acrostic poem:

P.S. An acrostic poem is a type of poetry where the first, last or other letters in a line spell out a particular word or phrase. The most common and simple form of an acrostic poem is where the first letters of each line spell out the word or phrase.

am lost

o lost

U sually not so lost.

C losed shows

K iss my nose

A t the snow

T onight’s the night

P ity she’s not here

O pen mouth

E ats cake

M y stuff is tough

S o tough.

It certainly got him over writer’s block and opened the gate to writing and expressing himself. Why not try it yourself – it works with any message, of course. Often it’s very daunting trying to write an essay, when you are creative and your mind just seems to race in every direction – yet no words make it to the page.

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