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    Furry Friends (acrostic verse)

    Acrostic - when the first letter of each line is read downward, from top to bottom, it will spell out a word or phrase that is relevant to the verse. Most times it will spell out the title, but not necessarily so. A line of verse can be one word or many, rhyming or not. For example:

    Furry Friends 1:

    Precious
    Entertaining
    Theraputic
    Sweethearts

    Furry Friends 2:

    C
    ommonly found napping,
    At times, hard at play.
    Talkative when they want to be,
    Seldom do they obey!

    An acrostic that is read upwards, from the bottom to the top, is called a citsorca, which is just acrostic spelled
    backwards. For example:

    Furry Friends 3:

    S
    haggy long-haired beasts,
    Gangly and undignified.
    Overjoyed, they run to me,
    Devotion personified.

    I find acrostics a fun form of poetry to write and often
    use it to break my writer's block! Hope you enjoyed it!


    Posted By Altree94 | Aug 16, 2006
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    KingAce JPiC Premium VIP Member

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    I like this because there isn't much recognition for animals...but they do mean a lot to us....I honestly am speechless after reading this because its short as some acrostic or citsocra poems are but it has so much depth and meaning to it, I think this might go in the Creative Traditional thread though....;thank you


    Posted By KingAce | Aug 16, 2006
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    MsJacquiiC Poetica Magnifique

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    Hi TREE - As an animal lover I am really loving these short acrostic pieces and salute you for sharing them! I am the proud parent of a 11y/o Chow mix named Holly and a 1 y/o Sugar Glider named Fancy - I am also stepparent to 2 other canines: Boston - pitbull, Daisy - Chihuahua AND a cat named Prince.

    So anyway - my love for animals is really abundant actually, they are each best friends AND I can see that your love for animals is abundant as well. Each of the pieces testify to that fact!

    Anyway - Thanx for sharing your poetries
    I really enjoyed

    Jacquii.


    Posted By MsJacquiiC | Aug 16, 2006
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    Pets, cute and cuddly, yep.


    Posted By Abae | Aug 17, 2006
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    Dear Tree,
    We used to do these poems back in the day, and I did only a few as an adult. Thank you for bringing these back!! They are fun, can go many directions with these, they do help with writer's block, and can be quite beautiful, like a haiku. Also, it was refreshing to see a tribute an underrepresented
    group----> Our Furry Friends!!!! :yes: Thanks again, oh, and these that you scribed are awesome!!!!!

    Kim

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    Thank-you All (Kim, King, MsJ and Abae) for your kind comments. It is encouraging words like yours that keep me here and keep me writing - so I want you all to know that your comments are very much appreciated!


    Posted By Altree94 | Aug 21, 2006
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    alanmdouglas ALAN the JPiCan of Grumps Royalty

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    Dear Altree,

    I agree, acrostics are great fun. I have written quite a number for births, weddings, etc.

    Love
    Alan

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    Thank-you Alan! You're quite right, they do add that personal touch to cards for any occasion. I find the one-word type the hardest to compose. Perhaps it would be easier for me, if I were not so long-winded! LOL! Thanks again for your comments - always much appreciated!


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    HI DEAR TREE!! WOW!! I have just run across your Acrostic Poem in my random surfing throughout this Forum, trying to learn something else. WOW!! I am speechless at the beauty of your Poetry. You indeed, know what you are talking about. I wish, I could write Poems as beautiful as yours!! You already know that, I am an ANIMAL LOVER!! So, I love your Acrostic Poem and the content of it: "Animals, our Best Friends." Thank you for sharing this beautiful Acrostic. Would you write one for me with my name: Stardust, and send it to me?? Would you do that, please??...Send you all my loving and caring always, from Stardust.:drinks: :drinks:


    Posted By stardust | Nov 3, 2006
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    alanmdouglas ALAN the JPiCan of Grumps Royalty

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    I hope Tree does one for you, but in case not, how is this ?

    STARDUST

    She is about, of
    That there's no doubt
    All sprinkly and fine
    Result of star shine
    Desired by all
    Upon us she'll fall
    She is our "must"
    That brilliant Stardust !

    Love
    Alan
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    HI SWEETHEART ALAN!! WOW!!...I certainly did not expect such a beautiful "Acrostic" coming from you. I am SO HAPPY now!!! Thank you so much for caring for me!! Send you hugs and all my loving and caring always, from Stardust.:word_thankyou: :word_thankyou:


    Posted By stardust | Nov 4, 2006
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    Altree94 VIP Member

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    LOL @ Alan & Starry! - Thread Hijackers!!!!!!

    Hello and TY to you both!

    Alan - Very nice acrostic you wrote for our Starry!

    Starry - Nope, I would rather you went to my "Introduction Game" and tried it for yourself! The first post explains HOW to do it and the rest are all fine examples by some of the different JPicans!

    Which - btw - I see Alan has not yet tried either!

    Good Luck with it!


    Posted By Altree94 | Nov 4, 2006
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    HI DEAR TREE!! Thank you for your kind reply!! Where is it your New Thread to join??...Is it under "Games"??...Where is it, please?? Could let me know, so that I could start playing the Game??...Thank you in advance, sweet Tree!! Hugs. Sincerely, Stardust.:give_heart2: :give_heart2:


    Posted By stardust | Nov 5, 2006
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    Altree94 VIP Member

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    Hi Starry!
    Since this has nothing to do with my poem "Furry Friends", I will PM you. Please do not reply to this post here, but DO reply to my PM, Please!
    TY!


    Posted By Altree94 | Nov 7, 2006
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    Sally Roberts Forestdawn

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    Hiya Altree:

    I love acrostic poetry too, and have written a few. I absolutley love your Furry Friends acrostic poetry. Thanks for sharing It is well worth reading several times. Thanks

    Blessed be
    Forestdawn

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    "Well worth reading several times"??!!! THANK-YOU!
    Very high praise indeed and music to my ears! Especially coming from someone who has also written them. At another site I was at, some idiot tried to tell me that acrostics were just a word game and not REAL poetry! Oh well, takes all kinds, I guess.
    Thanks again for your comments, Sally - I really do appreciate them!


    Posted By Altree94 | Nov 8, 2006
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    stardust JPiC Contributor

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    HI DEAR TREE!! I love your sweet Acrostic "Furry Friends". I have read it several times, and it´s so beautiful. Thank you for sharing your work with us!! Hugs. Sincerely, Stardust.:spaz:


    Posted By stardust | Nov 9, 2006
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    Sorry...I don't know anyone yet...but got caught up in the excitement...

    Shimmering starlight on angel’s wings
    Tripping oe’r half-moons as she sings
    Alone in a waltz of life loving arms
    Reaching for peace and love in the stars
    Descending to earth in glorious hues
    Unending the heart that seeks to imbue
    Such wondrous sharing and glorious daring
    To all who come near, to all she holds dear

    Therese

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    Hi,

    I love acrostics and these are pretty simple and cute in a tutorial kind of way. I've written many Acrostics. Some simple and some well, I shall post some. ^__^


    Posted By Zeblon | Nov 15, 2006
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    alanmdouglas ALAN the JPiCan of Grumps Royalty

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    ZEBLON

    Zounds, he writes
    Elementary acrostics
    Beneath his notice, almost
    Luckily not quite
    Or we would not benefit from
    Needed input on this thread ....

    Love
    Alan

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