Circus (an acrostic poem)

Image: images.pexels.com/photos/2039944/pexels-photo-2039944.jpeg

Clowns paraded and danced in front of her.

It would have been funny if she didn’t know the truth.

Reality was they were the keys to her success.

Committed to helping her cross the threshold into stardom.

Until that very moment, she had believed that this would all work, but now?

So when they pointed at the cannon, she shook her head and backed away.

Fuel (an acrostic poem)

Image: comunicaffe.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Coffee-White-Cup.jpg

Fiddling with her coffee mug, she looked out the window with dead eyes

Ugly vibes hung in the air on words that shouldn’t have been said

Everyone, even him, had to understand life’s fundamental truth

Leave her alone until she tanked up on at least one mug full

Shame (an acrostic poem)

Image: images.freeimages.com/images/small-previews/6dd/box-2-1419324.jpg

So many wanted her to stay inside the box of their construction

Happy and content with the societal norms

All she wanted to do was be free, to be herself

Maybe if they all accepted that she would have bloomed

Except they belittled her for being different till she hid away her truth until it was gone

Yarn (an acrostic poem)

Image: s3.amazonaws.com/assets.saam.media/files/styles/x_large/s3/files/images/1979/SAAM-1979.144.76_2.jpg

You think he memorizes his stories?

All of them are made up right on the spot

Really, he takes a seed of truth and plants it in his imagination

Now his voice waters that seed and out of that grows amazing

Truth (an acrostic poem)

 

They were so worried about all the lies

Reading through forum after forum to authenticate facts

Until their eyes crossed with information overload

That was when they discovered a fact that superseded all others

How few people actually really cared

 

Image: web.colby.edu/cogblog/files/2018/04/truth-and-lies.gif

Frank (an acrostic conversation)

For goodness sake, I thought you would be prettier.

Really?  That’s how you want to start our date?

Actually, yes.  I told you I was honest to a fault when we talked on the phone

Now that was truth in advertising.  Refreshing.  Still, you’re a jerk, and I’ll be leaving.

Knew that would happen.  At least I didn’t have to buy your dinner.

 

Image: bchydro.com/content/dam/BCHydro/customer-portal/photographs/places/building-interior/candlelight-dinner-full-width-place.jpg

Legend (an acrostic poem)

Little more could be said, much less done

Everyone just stared as she walked across the floor

Gwen had accomplished the nigh impossible

Eyewitnesses would spread her story from here

New tales even more fanciful would be spun from the cloth of this truth

Destiny can kiss her ass.  She owned that bitch

 

Image: suddendenouement.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/woman-with-arms-crossed-and-cigarette.jpg