This is my playground for poetry written for children with ideas and inspiration for writing your own poems. Come on in. Sit for a spell, have a cup of words to swirl around and make your own cup of poetry. I'm so glad you are here. I hope you'll find the Kingdom of Poetry a fun place to be.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Sweet Dreams

Please cuddle me
in your dreams.
Lumpy in foam or
Lofty with down. Shhhh,
only remember
we want
sweet dreams.

     OK, I'm in a hurry today.  It is my 42nd wedding anniversary and I've got things to do and places to be.  So let's try another list acrostic today.  Look around the room and select an object.
    Here we go again, for an example, your Pencil.  Quick for a minute write down everything you know about pencils--
yellow #2
bold, soft, hard
dull,sharpened to a fine point
make maps,
take spelling tests.
 used for making pin wheels

   Oops,see I'm starting to drift in the many uses for a pencil.  Now lets start with the letters and see where this takes us.  Remember the lines can be any reasonable length, and they don't have to rhyme.

Please, hold me gently, my
erasure smiling upward.
Never chew or munch me.  I
can't stand that.
I want to write
love letters to my friends.

  OK, that is a start.  Since I have several capital letters on the left margin, I'm going to make all of the left margin letters bold and capital, so the poem is easier to read.

Please, hold me gently, my
Eraser smiling upward.
Never chew or munch me.  I
Can't stand that.
I want to write
Love letters to you.

   Can you see other changes I made?  This can also be called a persona poem, because it is written in the voice of the pencil.  Now it is your turn.  Try your own acrostic.  Please share your creation with me in the comments section below.  Have fun.


  1. Joy,

    Happy 42nd wedding anniversary. Congratulations! Now that's something to celebrate.

    I like how you suggested selecting an item in sight and showed step by step how to turn it into an acrostic poem. You went a step further and made it a persona poem. All this and you were in a hurry. You're amazing.

  2. Thanks Linda.
    I'm just here having fun. I hope you are too.

  3. Happy ANniversary! Great ideas as always, on your blog.