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Acrostic

Discussion in 'The Games Room' started by Catriona, May 22, 2020.

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  1. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Provoked by my sister's constant 'what do you think of this one' texts, I rattled one off last night before going to bed.
    I have no idea whether it is good or not, but at least it brought silence for a while.
    She is doing a writing course since she is one of those unable to go out, so she is having fun writing short stories, and now, acrostic poetry.

    Here's mine.

    Darkness
    Endures
    Arriving on
    Duty

    Obscuring the
    Flames of the sun

    Where
    Insecure
    Needles
    Trail from the
    Eaves like
    Ropes of despair

    So anyone else want to join in? Happy to see the results here. :)
     
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  2. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    I'll play, but give me a starter word or phrase please.
     
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  3. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    OK! But that's just what my sister kept saying. Haha!

    How about
    playtime
    or
    Walk in the Woods
    or
    Spring Blossoms
    or
    Bike Rides
    or
    Wish you were Here
    or
    Wish I was there
    or
    Dark Side of the Moon

    I'm sure you can think of something you can muse about. :)
     
  4. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    More fun and challenging when someone else sets it I think...

    Let's start with playtime

    People
    Love
    And
    Yearn
    To
    Introduce
    More
    Entertainment
     
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  5. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Spring blossoms

    Seeing
    Primroses
    Rise
    In
    New
    Glory

    Brings
    Lots
    Of
    Smiles, after the
    Sadness
    Of
    Months
    Slumbering.
     
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  6. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Wow, these are perfect!

    Now you have to challenge us with a phrase too. (But only if you feel like it, honestly) :)
     
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  7. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Working from home
     
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  8. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Walking
    Over
    Rugs,
    Kicking
    Into
    Nowhere
    Goals that
    Feared to
    Roam
    Outside
    My
    Haven,
    Opening
    My
    Eyes
     
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  9. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Wind and rain

    Say cheese

    Violets are blue

    Marriage

    Walk in the woods

    Tea for two
     
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  10. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Walk in the woods

    Wandering
    aimlessly,
    looking and
    kneeling
    in
    nearness
    to the
    humble
    elegance of
    willows,
    overhanging
    outwards
    dipping in the
    stream.
     
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  11. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    People
    look longingly
    at
    your youth.
    They always
    ignore
    my maturity.
    Eheu fugaces labuntur anni.
     
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  12. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    With age comes wisdom. ;)
     
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  13. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Time
    Endlessly
    Accrues

    Fear
    Of
    Relaxation

    Time
    Without
    Obligation


    Doesn't quite work, needs another think probably.
     
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  14. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    It's a difficult one isn't it? I'll have a go too.
     
  15. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    I think I'm being influenced by a Chinese novel writer at the moment, who has a main character who is a policeman as well as a poet. He quotes loads of classical and modern Chinese poetry in his books.

    Another thing which has struck me reading the books is that we have little understanding of the complexity of Chinese culture, politics and how they deal with it. Their political scenarios are so within living memories, it's amazing they cope as well as they do now. Older people must find it particularly hard to fit into the modern China.
     
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  16. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    I'm going to have to leave this thread - it's making me a bit gloomy...

    Time passes,
    endlessly ignoring
    all its effects.

    Forever ignorant
    of what it wreaks,
    remembering nothing

    that really matters.
    We can fight it, but
    only for a short while.


    Bl**dy mortality!

    Edited for a slightly better(?) ending.
     
    Last edited: May 22, 2020
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  17. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    On a lighter note:

    Tremulous anticipation as a prefix for an
    Elegant assortement, delightfully
    Arranged of
    Fancies for
    Our delight, delectation and even
    Relaxation, giving us time for contemplation,
    Time for conversation
    While forumulating
    Our own very particular order.
     
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  18. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    Also:

    Who
    Ordered this
    Ridiculous situation with
    Kids underfoot and domestic machines assaulting and
    Irritating my eardrums all day?
    Not efficient. Not productive.
    Gone the distinction between on and off duty.

    Finding it hard to stay focused.
    Rendered stagnant by the
    Overarching pull of social
    Media.

    How
    Overwhelming the urge to
    Make up timesheets and fiddle
    Expenses.
     
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  19. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Oh yes! Bravo girl! :)
     
  20. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Anybody else prepared to admit they had to google WTF an acrostic poem was?
     
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