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. The Poetry Masters

    Acrostic Poem About Famous Poets

    This is to all the great Master Poets of art,
    Having the skills, the words, and the smarts.
    Emotions you've captured, the thoughts you provoked.

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    I enjoyed your poem. It was a nice tribute to the Old Poets in history for National Poetry month. I thought it was creative to end with Elizabeth Barrett Browning poem "How Do I Love...

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  3. Father

    Father Acrostic Poem About Passing Away

    Forever in my heart,
    Always on my mind.
    Together again we will be, all in God's time.
    Heaven gained another angel the day you left.

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  4. Grandma

    Missing Grandma Acrostic Poem

    Grandma is one special angel, a
    Really gentle, beautiful soul.
    Angel of God, so pure and whole.
    Never leave me, stay close by.

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  6. 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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  7. Hope In A Dream

    • By Adalia Medina
    • Published: April 18, 2019
    Acrostic Poem About Achieving Your Dreams

    Hold onto your dream while mindful of time.
    Optimism required, let your light shine.
    Persistence prevails, while some may cast doubt.
    Expectation desired is what it's about.

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  8. Grandmother

    • By Shrabasti Batabyal
    • Published: April 22, 2019
    Grandmother Acrostic Poem

    G for the Glamour of her wrinkled, old face.
    R for the way my mind she used to Refresh.
    A for her Anger, which knew no bounds.
    N is how she Nurtured us without a sound.

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  10. Graduation

    • By Margaret A. Dworek
    • Published: April 8, 2019
    Graduation Acrostic Poem

    G is for the Grades that got you here.
    R is for the Recommendations from teaches back there.
    A is for the Attitude you had in class.
    D is for the Determination; your goal was to pass.

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    Featured Shared Story

    When I was growing up, my parents told me that "anything can be taken from you but your education." I remembered this and took this advice into my adulthood and passed this on to my 2...

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  11. 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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  12. 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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    • Poem of the Day
    Featured Shared Story

    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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  13. Glorious Spring

    • By Shayan Das
    • Published: April 22, 2019
    Spring Acrostic Poem

    Sing the birds; the season has come.
    Prettiest look nature does hold.
    Rejoices the Earth, her color winsome.
    Idyllic her beauty, pretty as gold.

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