Most of us have seen and even built acrostics during our life. Maybe you did that with refrigerator magnet letters. Whether with magnets, lead, or keystrokes, acrostics are built by taking a single word and then using each letter in the word to build a new poetic line about that word. Sound complicated? Actually it’s not! It’s a fun way to start writing poetry if you’ve never tried before. Here’s an original acrostic by library staff member Lauren Hall.
Beware the ALPACALYPSE
by LT Hall
And I’m telling you, this isn’t the first time the
Llamas have tried to stage an uprising.
Perhaps you don’t recall the villainous
Anarchy that unfolded when they
Chanced upon some forgotten nests of
Aggravated hornet hybrids which had
Languished in the heat of winter generators.
You can’t imagine the chaos that the
Plague of winged pain caused throughout this
Sector. Don’t tell me you haven’t noticed them
Eyeing the fire ant mounds with an uncomfortable zeal.