General Poetry posted May 26, 2019


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Fairy Fun and Leprechaun Folly

by Y. M. Roger

Acrostic Poetry Contest Winner 

        Fascination of the foolish
       
And a desire to not be bored,
       
Inspires quite droll shenanigans
       
Right here within your garden’s ward.
        You just need sit so very still,
 

       
For those sprites and fairies to start –
       
Under mushrooms they hide themselves,
       
Neatly concealed, you see, they’re smart…
 

        Ah, here comes our first leprechaun,
       
No care has he, 'twould thus appear –
       
Dips that old hat in nectar’s goo,
 

       
Laughs while in pollen it is smeared...
        Each one here knows that most fairies
       
Pretend they're brave around the bees –
       
Real truth be told, they get skittish
       
Each time a 'buzz' sings on the breeze…
        Chatter among the winged* ones,
       
Halts with the wee man’s cool advance –
       
And when he makes it to the 'shrooms,
       
Unmatched chaos bee-gins its dance!
        Now sprites and bees create a blur,
 

       
Feathers fly and leprechaun falls –
       
Oh, each one laughs, even those bees,
       
Loud peals of joy glance off the walls…
        Laughter's magic is ev'rywhere -
       
You’ve just to look and find it there!

 


Writing Prompt
Write an acrostic poem. Acrostic Poetry is where the first letter of each line spells a word, usually using the same words as in the title. See an example in the announcement.

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*winged here is pronounced with two syllables. :)


Image of 'Elves and Other Fairy Folk' from Ancient Origins [www.ancient-origins.net]

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