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. 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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    Thank you, Richard, for taking the time out to comment on my poem. I'm glad you enjoyed it. "How do I love thee?" is my favorite poems by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. I have enjoyed it for...

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  4. Interconnection Of Souls And Poetry

    Interconnection Acrostic Poem

    Inspiration comes from all kinds of things
    Nature in bloom of her blossoming Spring
    The wondrous feeling of a first romance
    Excited yet scared of taking the chance

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    Sis Beryl, such great writing. Superb. Every line is beautiful and flows and rhymes. This acrostic is the greatest as per me. God bless your poetic talent.

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  6. 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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    I was always told that anything can be taken away from you but your education. How true this is! You can lose your mate, your house, your job, your child, your parents...etc. I was always a...

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  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. Friends

    Friends Acrostic Poem

    F- Friends are precious gifts
    R- Rare and hard to find
    I- Invisible when life is good
    E- Ever near when your sun doesn't shine

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    Friends are everything you say in your Acrostic poem Brother John.

    Flowers that we gather along life's highway,
    are friends kept in memory's floral bouquet.
    When you've a good friend you...

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  10. Father

    Acrostic Poem About Father 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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    This short poem reflects the feelings of most of the daughters who learned life through love, affection and protection of their fathers.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. My Mother, My Friend

    • By CINDY L Nelson
    • Published: April 27, 2019
    Death Of Mother Acrostic Poem

    MOTHER, I want you to know I love you so.
    YOUR'E missed beyond belief, for you will never know.

    MEMORY is what God gave to us; you are my hero.

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    A beautiful Acrostic poem, Cindy, in memory of your mother. I miss my mother, too. Not a day goes by when I don't think of her. She was amazing, as all mothers are. A mother holds your heart...

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