Acrostic Poems

Definition of Acrostic Poems

An acrostic poem is a poem where the first letters of each line spell out a word or phrase vertically that acts as the theme or message of the poem. Sometimes a word or phrase can also be found down the middle or end of the poem, but the most common is at the beginning. A lot of people use these poems to describe people or holidays, and lines can be made up of single words or phrases. Acrostic poems do not follow a specific rhyme scheme, so they are easier to write.

Acrostic Poems Examples that Spell out Words

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  1. B - Is For Birthday

    Birthday Acrostic Poem

    H - is for the Happiest of all days
    A - is for All the wishes and praise
    P - is for the Presents you'll open with delight
    P - is for the Party that will last into the night

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  3. Celebrating Fathers

    • By Don Mathis
    • Published: June 2017
    Father's Day Acrostic Poem

    Fathers are fun - and serious too!
    And you learn more from them than you do at school.
    Think of all the good times you've had.
    How would it be without your dad?

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  4. Our Love

    Short Acrostic Love Poem

    L is for "laughter" we had along the way.
    O is for "optimism" you gave me every day.
    V is for "value" of being my best friend.
    E is for "eternity," a love that has no end.

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    This poem means the world to me. I have been with my partner for nearly two and a half years, and we have had some tough times, but we have always gotten through them. Right now we are going...

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  6. Our Military Troops

    • By Penny D. Whitwell
    • Published: March 2016
    Acrostic Poem About Our Military Troops

    Off to war in the
    Utmost of places.
    Racing around everywhere to

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    Very compassionate poem, I'm very impressed. Thank you for supporting our U.S. military.

  7. A Cry For Help

    • By Samar Alkhudairi
    • Published: March 2011
    Acrostic Poem About Bullying

    B-Brutal beatings beyond the feeling of pain
    U-Understanding this hurt might get me closer to being sane
    L-Love is a myth
    L-Life has become like a work of Stephen King

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    That was brilliant I love that you put in the Stephen King thing. The last line really brings a tear to your eye.

  8. Jessica

    • By Dianne Green
    • Published: June 2008
    Granddaughter Acrostic Poem

    J is for jewel, thought of highly
    E is for energetic, cheerful and smiley
    S is for stunning, simply the best
    S is for special, no comparison to the rest

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  10. A Family

    • By Patricia Biddle
    • Published: March 2012
    Acrostic Poem About Family

    F- fiercely loyal to those we love.
    A- accepting each for who and what they are.
    M- matchless in our hopes and dreams for one another.
    I- instilling pride in our hard fought heritage.

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    This poem makes feel that family are important in life no matter what happens because they are going to be there. I enjoy reading this poem.

  11. Ode To Our Grandson Harvey

    Acrostic Poem For Grandson

    H is for Harvey, happy and smiling, and made out of love.
    A is for Angel, bestowed from above.
    R is for Rascal with twinkling eyes, and a grin full of fun.
    V is for Vulnerable so tiny and sweet, that brings out the lion in all who he meets.

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  12. My Sister Is Loving

    Acrostic Poem For Sister

    M oaning all day long
    Y apping at every bad thing I do

    S uper crazy hair in the morning

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  13. Bernetta V. Smith

    • By Kennedie Lightfoot
    • Published: March 2011
    Acrostic Poem For Great Grandmother's Birthday

    Beautiful, inspiring woman
    Everyone always looks up to you
    Running everything perfectly
    Never saying or being mean

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