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A Play On Words (Double Acrostic Rhyme - Just Because "It Can't Be Done")

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Michael
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0 posted 10-04-1999 08:56 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Michael

A Play On Words

Any and all poets creating a
Plethora of thought with a permeating quip -
Lip words forever through Infamy's hall,
All in my mind, a symphony's Utopia.
Yes, myopia clouds reality.
Obscurity dons the shrouds of Woe and Death, lo -
No concept exempt in Depression's spawn,
Withdrawn, the world, I await Recession's rainbow.
Oh, that Sin's shadow becomes cameo,
Romeo, in blasphemous heart succumbs to her.
Demure, in Darkness, Love hath conquered,
Stirred from starkness, the silent poet rejoices.

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Michael Anderson

The coldest lies are often told in silence.


© Copyright 1999 Michael Anderson - All Rights Reserved
Sally S.
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1 posted 10-04-1999 09:00 AM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

oooooo....I like it!
Now, because I'm a silly little thing..could you please explain the "Double" part? Pwwwwweeeeese? Where does that come into play?
Michael
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Well, Sally, the first and last letter of each line are the same. That is what the "Double" is. The acrostic means they spell something - in this case they spell the title, "A Play On Words".

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Michael Anderson

The coldest lies are often told in silence.


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3 posted 10-04-1999 09:05 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Michael: It obviously could be done... and well! *G*

[This message has been edited by suthern (edited 10-04-1999).]
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Very well done. Applauds!!!

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Man can not discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
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Well done! Great reading!

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Set you heart free and your mind will follow.

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Well now, it seems I should've looked a bit deeper into this poem. How clever! Thank you for pointing me in the right direction.
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Great poem.......a douv=ble acrostic seems impossible just thinking about it for me.

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"Despite all my rage, I am still just a rat in a cage."
-Billy Corgan-
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Michael,
Is this an invention of yours or a form I never came across? How and what ever you did a great job.
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9 posted 10-04-1999 04:37 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Great job, Michael. This took a lot of thought (and a mind to do it)
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10 posted 10-04-1999 04:47 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

Not only is this a masterful tribute to your skill in writing structured poetry, but it is also a shameless and breathtaking display of your extensive vocabulary.

Intelligent, well-crafted, and a thoroughly enjoyable read, Michael.

Nocht

[This message has been edited by Nochtdraco (edited 10-04-1999).]
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I bow to you and your's! Not once, but twice well done!
Dark Angel
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12 posted 10-04-1999 06:27 PM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Michael, this is fatastic, Well Done

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What comes from the heart goes to the heart.
Samuel Coleridge


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WOW! That is all I can say. You are a great poet indeed Michael! Brovo!

Star

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You are amazing, Michael! Very well done!

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Denise
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Michael's explanation of the Double Acrostic doesn't do justice to the ingenuity he's displayed here. He neglected to mention, modest that he is, that the last word of each line rhymes with the first word of the next line. Ergo - a Double Acrostic Rhyme!

Nope, can't be done...
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Agreed, impossible!
Magnificent dark one... way to use that noggin'!
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Your title says it all A POW! Excellent!
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Well done indeed my Dark friend.

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Now and forever my heart hears ~one voice~.
DreamEvilŠ

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19 posted 10-05-1999 09:11 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Great goinG,
Really makes me wondeR
Everything ya writE
Always better than the other. A
Tribute to the poeT,
Written like very feW
Obviously you'll continue to gO
Reciting poems so deaR
Keeping me wondering what the hell I can use to end this poorly written damn double acrostic with using a "K"
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well, I hadn't posted on this one, but toe's accolades brought me out of hiding, and made me laugh lol, they are both wonderful!

ROFG@toe's ending with a K
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21 posted 10-05-1999 01:25 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

ROFL @ Toe's ending with a K... Michael's poem was worth a re-visit... Toe's was icing on the cake! *G*
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Now, California Kid, on to quadruple acrostics! lol
Andrew Scott
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The death defying Acrostic Quad! Pity the one who tries.

And Toe... funny stuff there in search of that "K"
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Michael,

Wonderful.  I'd love to see you repost this one with Sally's question and your reponse.  This is awesome.

Alison
 
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