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.
PedanticBelPlaying 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 moreAnd 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 thisCher James, here's to you a last virtual kiss. scorpPerhaps he will be watching us Even criticizing our ability to match his wisdom Dare we even try Although we may attempt to match his witNothing will compareToday we are in sorrowI can't believe it’s trueCould we not just turn back the clock – I would and so would you!MinorvogonpoetProspecting 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.Acrostic Poems Archive
scorp , Minorvogonpoet, and Bel
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