Many examples of acrostic poems can be found scattered around the web (where the first letter of each line spells out a word when read from top to bottom), but I have found very few examples of acrostic Limericks.
I now look out for prompts that contain five letters (or ten, fifteen or… let’s not get ahead of ourselves, eh?). I may add the odd one of my own, too.
Let me know what you think.
The rules (per yourdictionary.com):
The first, second, and fifth lines must have seven to ten syllables while rhyming and having the same verbal rhythm. The third and fourth lines should only have five to seven syllables; they too must rhyme with each other and have the same rhythm.
Omnilegent is a fine word
Might be the best I ever heard
Now I need a rhyme
If I have the time
Let’s hope that it’s not too absurd
Each week, I find writing acrostic
Gets more like lighting a wet joss stick
Even if it’s not clever
Nothing shorter will ever
Test to the full my powers gnostic.
(for Kristian – https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2020/09/03/raven/)
Rarely have I ever met
A bird I’d like more for a pet
Each raven I saw
No way could I ever forget
Anyone care to join in?