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Ascending Acrostics Again

Ascending Acrostics Again

Posted in response to prompts from Acrostic Only. (Nickers and Ink has been honored with a handful of First Place awards and several Honorable Mentions from Acrostic Only, as well as the July 2009 Acrostic Poet of the Month award. You can find these awards in the sidebar at Nickers and Ink.)


Convening cheerfully,

Everyone is exuberant.

Look all around.

Entertainment and excellent eats

Beckon us to indulge.

Relationships are reborn

And acquaintances are established.

Time travels too quickly.

Instants escape us.

Overdue outlooks elapse.

No wonder we lose touch.


Skipping sense,
Conflicts are created.
How does it happen?
Individualities emerge.
Semantics and specifics supplant
Mercy’s good measure.


Setting spirit and soul aside,

Entertainment intervenes.

Now trumps not yet.

Sensations replace sense,

Utter pleasure the goal.

Anyone can see

Liberty equals not license.

In an instant,

Total fantasy

Yields far less than we expected.

Magnum Opus

Magnificent masterpiece.

Audiences applaud.
Greatness glistens,
Needing no introduction.
Understanding appears with

Only the most gifted
Perceive life purely,
Unless true artistry
Sets seekers to see it too.

To Be or Not to Be

Try to tell

Outright untruths.

Before long,

Everything is revealed.

Only in living may

Recognition return.

No one may know

Our own souls by

Trying to tease the truth.

Try to tell

Outright untruths.

Before long,

Everything is fulfilled.


Flawed forms fail

Under purposeless existence.

Tell me why you breathe,

Imitating idealism for nothing. No!

Linger in love that lasts.

Eternity counts for everything.


Where are we?

I imagined such a place,

Long ago.

Did we depart for a distance?

Everything seems eerie, though

Relics remain.

Never did we need

Escape from the everyday.

Somehow, sanity stays

Safely ensconced, since we skipped her step.

Not My Cup of Tea

No more for me, thanks.

Only one cup.

Testing new tastes is tricky.

Maybe next time

You can try my tastes.

Cups may overflow

Unless we endure

Periodic possibilities.

Outside our own choices

Favorites may flourish.

Till we sample

Every epicurean ideal,

Anyone may avoid a treasure.

Broken Verses



Objects of nil.

Killing time and

Erasing lines of

Needless nouns.

Vibrant verses


Replaced by

Silly sentences and

Empty phrasings.

Stop a while, Muse.


Please! Please! Please!

Enthusiasm entreats.

Resolution rebels.

Stop and submit.

Underlings are all others.

All he asks is

Simple accord,


Only his way.

No others matter.

How Great Thou Art

Heavenly Father,

Omnipotent One,

We worship You.

Glorious God,

Righteous Ruler,

Eternal Father,

All creation bows

To honor You.

Triumphant and true,

Holy and honored,

Only You are worthy,

Up above all.

Almighty and


To You we sing.

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  1. My two favorites ones, Linda, are "Broken Verse" and "How Great Thou Art" ... the latter being my most favorite, as I felt close to God when reading it, I felt as if I was praying right alone with you.

    I thank you for gracing us with your talent, it a gift for all of us to share.

  2. You my dear is second to none when it comes to writing .. I so enjoy it.

    Congratulations! You have won several BWA's and Honorable mentions for July 11 & July 18. Click here HERE and type your name in search. Thank you for participating!

    I listed your name as Linda - Nickers & Ink.

  3. Gosh! I thought I wrote often but you definitely outdo me! And all of them are so creative! Congratulations!

  4. You my dear sister has won Acrostic Only Poet of the Month award! You won 11 BWA's and has been our most active participants for the month of July. We are so very honored to have you share your poetry with us, and happy to issue you this award.

    You can pick it up HERE!

    We are happy to say that there will be some changes over at AO for the better. However, we will be going to monthly prompt. There will continue to be thirteen prompts, one being Writer's choice. We hope that you continue to share your art with us.



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