Your Prompt: trust

Today’s word is trust: write a poem in which you address, reflect on, or tell a story about the feeling of trusting or being trusted by another (person, animal, object, potted plant…). Or about distrusting them (or not being trusted yourself).

Today’s form: acrostic

Acrostics at a glance:

  • An acrostic is any poem in which the first (or last) letters of each line combine to spell out a word or a phrase, or follow the order of the alphabet.

Today’s (totally optional) form, the acrostic (ahc-RUS-tic), highlights the fact that poetry, at heart, is wordplay — it’s language playing tricks on your readers. Acrostics have been around for millennia: they’re a creative way to give order and convey multiple meanings at once while staying fairly subtle.

For Desiree 
Deny yourself not- of
Esteems grandeur eminence
Society attempts to pit oneself against…
Individual trials of incoherent veniality
Reticent reflections about captivated intent
Envisage your dominion beyond entire hindrance and vicissitude
Entrust your tenets of faith will arrest your afflictions


12 responses to “Your Prompt: trust

  1. Thanks so much, you know that was one of my goals, to make a reader look up in a dictionary what something meant. Hopefully some new words were learned today! most of the time I use simple language but I was trying to go with a certain vibe with this peace 🙂 thanks for commenting and reading


  2. It is like reading poetry from another era. Playing with words is a lot of fun and it works so well in this poem. I love it! The vocabulary really strengthens the poem’s meaning. Lovely!

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