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Writing 201 – Trust, Acrostic, & Internal Rhyme

Today’s Assignment

  • Word prompt – Trust
  • Form – Acrostic
  • Device – Internal Rhyme

Writing 201 -Poetry provides a great opportunity for me to attempt something I’ve never tried before.  For some reason, this 3rd assignment seemed to triple the difficulty for me.  In a former life, I taught 5th grade Language Arts and we wrote our own form of acrostic poetry.  Now it’s true these acrostic poems were name poems with one word lines; even so,  I was hopeful this assignment might seem easier.  Then, I added the word prompt, “trust” and my brain just froze.  As I’ve shared, writing poetry is way out of my comfort zone; but I’m still going to share this rough draft of my first true acrostic poem.  I definitely will continue working on this.  — I’m not sure that I managed to add the internal rhyme in a proper format, yet.





Pretty words, flowing freely

Reaching straight to the heart.

Oh, so hopeful, just a bit wistful,

May it be totally truthful.

Imagination kindled dreams,

Stunned yet again. Oh, so hopeless.

Ever the fool to believe.



Thank you for letting me share my journey of learning to write poetry.

Do you write poetry?  What’s your favorite form or device to use?


15 thoughts on “Writing 201 – Trust, Acrostic, & Internal Rhyme

  1. I just happened upon your post and have written a few poems but didn’t realize there were so many different forms I think after reading yours I will have to take this course in Writing 201. Still working on blogging 101 right now. I look forward to following your progress.

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    • I didn’t realize that there were so many different forms of poetry either. And I’ve had my share of literature classes (I’m a former school librarian). It just shows that there’s always things to learn. Thanks for stopping by my little blog. 🙂

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    • Thanks so much for the encouragement. 🙂 I’m a little stuck with the concrete poetry assignment. I’m not sure if it’s the animal theme or the concrete poetry. 🙂 Have a great weekend.


  2. Thank you for sharing your poetry. Writing 201 is a great tool for leaving the comfort zone and really discovering new areas of creativity. I’ve written poetry before but I haven’t really made use of any form, I’m hoping to experiment with spoken word. So far in this challenge the haiku was a form that really interested me.

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    • I’m excited to learn about the different forms of poetry in Writing 201. I’ve had college classes where we study poetry; but I’ve never written poems. Thanks for stopping by to read my attempts. 🙂

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