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. 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.

  4. 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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  6. 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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    Heartiest congratulations, Debra. A well-deserved win. My favorite poem is Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken." I read it for the first time during my school days and it always inspires me to...

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  7. 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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  8. 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.

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  10. Gently Picked Flower

    Acrostic Flower Poem

    Going at the Pace of a little elF,
    Eventually, it Ignites the floraL,
    Nectar flow, Crowned with a fragrant halO.
    Tantalizing, Kisses of honey dew lay on its succulent pilloW.

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  11. My Sister Is Loving

    Acrostic Poem For Sister

    Moaning all day long
    Yapping at every bad thing I do

    Super crazy hair in the morning

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  12. 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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  13. 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.

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