The Acrostic Poetry Challenge: Pedantic

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The Acrostic Poem has been a long-standing challenge, mainly between B'Elana and the late PedanticBarSteward. A while ago, Bel and PBS decided to open up the idea to anyone who would like to take part, as a regular poetry challenge.

The word chosen each time is the Telegram Game's current word, so if you join in or subscribe to the telegram game you'll know as soon as it's announced. When you've completed your poem, submit it by posting to a new thread below, and we'll put the best of them together in the next issue.

This week, our contributors remember PedanticBarSteward in a way they think he would have appreciated.


Playing jigsaws and scrabble o'er on facebook
Each day saw me sign in, those games had me hooked.
During times of great stress we played even more
And we exchanged our thoughts in emails galore.
Now a raven flew by and quoth:'Nevermore'.
The end was abrupt, and my heart is so sore.
I so wish it hadn't ended like this
Cher James, here's to you a last virtual kiss.
smiley - birosmiley - birosmiley - biro
Perhaps he will be watching us
Even criticizing our ability to match his wisdom
Dare we even try
Although we may attempt to match his wit
Nothing will compare
Today we are in sorrow
I can't believe it’s true
Could we not just turn back the clock – I would and so would you!
smiley - birosmiley - birosmiley - biro
Prospecting in the mines, I prized
Engaging glimpses of Benshasha life –
Donkeys, marriage parties, births,
All written with verve and understanding.
Next the poems – wit and ways with words
That fizzed and sparkled on the page.
I'm glad I knew this man I'd only met
Computer sailing through virtual seas.
smiley - birosmiley - birosmiley - biro
smiley - birosmiley - birosmiley - biro

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