General Poetry posted November 15, 2020

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Told by the sunlit bench, who knows best

Sunlit Bench

by Cynthia Adams1

Acrostic Poetry Contest Winner 

Someone sat here once, in the sunlight, waiting
Uselessly, as it turned out, as her date didn’t come
Nowhere to go, she stayed...warmth stroking her face
Lovers strolled by then, blocking out the sun for a moment
Idiots! They stared at her plain face, now in shadow
The humiliation flashed her face red: a tear-stained sunburn

Benches provide a moment’s rest to every judgment
Eager to offer our sturdy slats and strong backs, we serve 
Nobody is turned away. Homeless? Take this welcome bed
Children? Use this perfect spot to sit and dangle your feet 
Here in all four seasons...we benches remember every visitor

Writing Prompt
Write an acrostic poem. Acrostic Poetry is where the first letter of each line spells a word, usually using the same words as in the title. See an example in the announcement.

Acrostic Poetry
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