April 8, 2021: Poetry Writing Prompt – Ellen Sander

This poetry writing prompt submitted by Ellen Sander:

Write an acrostic poem where the first word of each line is taken from a famous quote or sentence. Use each word in the quote as the first word of each line in your poem. You could write the poem about the source of the line or something completely disassociated. Here are three examples you could pick from, if you can’t think of one offhand.

Yea
though
I
walk
through
the
valley
of
the
shadow
of
death
***

Frankly
My
Dear
I
Don’t
Give
A
Damn
***

That’s
one
small
step
for
man
one
giant
leap
for
mankind

If you write a poem from this prompt, post it as a comment underneath the prompt in the Poetry Super Highway Facebook Group.