At long last, here is the first batch of acrostic poems written by Los Angeles Public Library staff members. They are as charming and unique as the individuals that penned them. Enjoy, and stay tuned for the next two installments!
H e sleeps for 20 hours out of every 24
E ats everything in sight without using knife or fork
R uns around the yard like a small, short-legged steed
B arks at birds and squirrels and the doorbell on TV
I s famous for the splendid ways he poses his front paws
E veryone agrees that he is one cute wiener dog!
P atriarchy smasher
H ard working
C an’t we all find a way to fight
O rchestrated propaganda by politicians so that
V iral loads don’t take down our populace and further spread
I nequities in our system. Let’s come together to
D efeat misinformation!
T hought pot bellied piglet was a boy, turns out it’s a girl
O ut of nowhere she squeezed under a fence onto our land
C haos ensued when put with chickens, ducks and goats, line was drawn
I gloo house and blanket in her new stall she loved
N ever wanted a pig, posted flyers and husband removed and she stayed
A mazed how clean she kept her space, loved her in the end, this sweet thing!
N ice that I now own a wraparound bracelet -
I n times of COVID-19, indulging can ease my mind.
N ew bangles really help lessen the frustration,
A s I go check on Amazon for another good find.
B arks until you play with her
I gnores when you call her name
R efuses to share
D estroyer of toys
I nsists on being carried, instead of walking
E xcited to meet everyone (especially kids)
E arth loving
K ind or Kwerky LOL
C hasing dreams
H idden in memory
R unning from the past
I ntrinsically missing the point
S taring at the sun
T rying to remember when
I nspiration drove dreams
N ot longing but
A strong desire for love.
Y appy (he was quite a talkative cat)
F aithfully a misfit
I rritatingly appealing
G arrulously bold
A rrogantly proud
R idiculously roguish
O verwhelmingly obstinate
Look for these poems (and so much more!) on the Literature & Fiction Department’s Instagram page. See you soon with more awesome acrostics!