(May 13, 2012) Thanks to Sandra, at the last poetry meeting I attended, I finally learned the name of this type of poem. Definition of an acrostic poem: a series of lines or verses in which the first, last, or other particular letters were taken in order to spell out a word, phrase, etc.* Here’s the poem, since it is such an important day.
MY DEAR LOVING MOTHER
(In Memory of Adele Ruth Carpenter Davis)
Year after year, oh so dear
Dad’s true love
Lipstick, bright red
Overworked waitress, Chicago, famous autographs!
Very big heart!
I love yous every day
Giggles, a beautiful laugh
Once upon a time
Hairspray galore, ADORN
Easy on her kids. Thanks!
(Happy Mother’s Day Mom! Eternal Love, Your Daughter, Gail Davis Galvan, 2012)
(Source: http://dictionary.reference.com/browze/acrostic, 5/13/2012)