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. 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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  3. 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.

  4. 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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  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  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. 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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  11. 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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  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. Our Wedding Day

    Wedding Acrostic Poem

    O-ur wedding day is another bridge love built for us to cross over together.
    U-nder all circumstances, each day we will dedicate our love to one another.
    R-emembering love is the engine to our future to be filled with our memories.

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    Lovely sentiments of mature love have been expressed in this work. You may like to read two poems already published by me on this website titled, "Happy Marriage Anniversary" and "Enjoy...

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