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Acrostic Poem. Shipbuilding

May 18, 2015

Acrostic poetry is all about spelling with the first letter of each line. This one is brilliant, recalling British history


Silent  now  the  sound  of  hammer on steel

Held  still  the  giant  cranes and  wheel

Indolent  men  lost,  without  work robbed of  future

Pushed  aside  by business’s  uncaring  of  nature .

Busy no  longer, the  ships  and  trade  all gone

Urchins  run and play  no  more

Itinerant  men  all banished from the  shore.

Long ago  echoes  can  be heard  still

Dint of  history  and it’s  maddening  will.

Indolent seagulls  in search of  food

Nudge  the   empty newspapers  and brood.

Gone , gone  the  glory days.

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Thank you for the reblog I am most grateful 😉

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May 18, 2015

I enjoyed this . I also like to play with acrostics and developed my own ‘acrosTic’ where I repeat (the Tic’ part) the same word several times as in:

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May 18, 2015

Love the lyrics about labels…very smart.

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Pamela Morse

May 19, 2015

I love acrostics.. it’s fun. There are other similar games that use any letter in a word. I think it’s a real puzzler but fun!

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Can relate to this coming from Clydeside originally.

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May 23, 2015

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