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Easter Treats

Looking through my personal archives of things I have written in the past, I came across a folder with some poetry. One of the forms of poetry that I seem to be drawn to writing is acrostic poems.

This form uses the letters of a word to begin each line of the poem. Typically, each line must related to the word. I often use a bit of poetic license with that "rule."

Sometimes, I use the acrostic to deliver a hidden message. Other times, I use the form to focus my writing, or "force" myself to not go off on other tangents.

I found one poem (written in 2010, and previously published at Yahoo! Contributor Network) that I though would be appropriate, considering this is Easter weekend.

We all seem to have our favorite things about every holiday. You will soon figure out one of my indulgences.

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J elly candies in all colors,

E veryone has a favorite.

L ittle morsels, tempting flavors

L eave you wanting more-of-it.

Y et…

B lack in color, licorice taste

E xcite only just a few of us.

A dream would be to find a case,

N othing but black is beauteous!

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Happy Easter! Happy Spring!

© Coral Levang, 2015

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Image Credit » http://pixabay.com/en/jelly-beans-jelly-sweets-jelly-candy-321186/ by Kasman

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Comments

scheng1 wrote on April 3, 2015, 9:48 AM

I wonder how many poems are hiding out in your archival. You might as well publish all of them.

Kasman wrote on April 3, 2015, 10:01 AM

I am absolutely useless at writing any form of poetry. I'm not a poet and I know it! emoticon :smile: PS: Glad you found my photo useful!

CoralLevang wrote on April 3, 2015, 10:04 AM

I did not know that was yours! I got in on the Pixabay tool. It was the only one with the black jelly in it!

CoralLevang wrote on April 3, 2015, 10:05 AM

Thank you for the kind comment. There are some that are so terrible that I would not post them to save my life! LOL

MelissaE wrote on April 3, 2015, 10:42 AM

Yes, you could create a portfolio of your poetic musings.

Ellis wrote on April 3, 2015, 11:07 AM

Acrostic poems are a favourite of mine as well...but normally don't make the character count....good job with this..

CoralLevang wrote on April 3, 2015, 11:44 AM

Thanks for the idea. I wonder if it would be read.

CoralLevang wrote on April 3, 2015, 11:45 AM

Any time I have a poem that might not make it....I like to tell the story of it, or something, as I did here with "acrostic" definition and why I like it. Thanks for the kudos.

CoralLevang wrote on April 3, 2015, 11:45 AM

I will only share the black ones if we can find a whole jar of them. emoticon :winking:

LeaPea2417 wrote on April 3, 2015, 12:23 PM

Oh yea, Jelly Beans, I do like them a lot around this time of year.

CoralLevang wrote on April 3, 2015, 1:00 PM

Me, too. emoticon :smile:

wolfgirl569 wrote on April 3, 2015, 3:12 PM

That was a cute poem. I liked it and I dont like poems very much usually

CoralLevang wrote on April 4, 2015, 10:35 AM

Why, thank you! I appreciate the compliment. emoticon :smile: