Acrostic Tribute Sonnet
Form invented by Ron Morris writing as Nobody Special on All Poetry.
Rhyme Scheme: Poet’s choice
Structured: The first letters of each line, followed by the title sets forth the message.
This is his first example:
Golden smile and silver hair
Remarkable stories she would share
Always a laugh and never despair
Note that everyone would swear
None to this lady could ever compare
You knew this lady was very rare.
Could say she was a millionaire
Love she got from everywhere
And even from her armchair
I would say she’ll always care
Red roses belong to this lady fair
Even George and Cecil would declare.
I’ll know her by her wit and flair
Should I ever see another Granny Claire. . . . .
Here is my first attempt:
Cheer to Friends (Acrostic Tribute Sonnet)
Until you’ve spent some time with Bob, you will
Not know the pain he’s overcome and yet
Clearly his determination still
Lets joy and optimism be his bet
Each day. An outing with him is a thrill
Because he thinks if you’re alive you’re set.
On family matters, he is thrilled to pieces
Because of siblings who always have cared,
Bob’s proud of pretty, cool and loving nieces
Recalling happiness they all have shared.
In nature, Bob sees God’s own masterpieces!
No one from friendly humor will be spared.
Get out with Bob, and be prepared to smile
Since he believes those smiles are well worthwhile.
Lawrence Eberhart, July 2017
Here is a visual template for this iambic pentameter poem