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Poetry: Question for a Fool

An acrostic poem is one where the first letter in each line forms a word or a phrase. This is one that I wrote in response to what a loved one was going through when she left her marriage.

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Question for a Fool

M any people are involved in
U ncomfortable and undeniably difficult
S ituations that affect more than just one or two people.
T he resulting upheaval is more than really what is necessary.
Y et, there always seems to be the one who insists upon going
O ut of the way to be an
U tterly despicable human being...hell-
B ent on trying to make life miserable for
E veryone else within earshot distance and beyond.
A crimonious rhetoric proves to be the
N otable evidence that my gut-level intuition was more than
A ccurate all along.
S elfish competition will be your crippling Achilles heel, while the
S talwart commitment to live with truth and integrity will rule victorious.

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© Copyright 2015 - Coral Levang. All Rights Reserved

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This acrostic poem is original work written by the author 10/3/2014, Silverdale, WA and previously submitted on Bubblews before author removed it January 2015.

Image Credit » by Kapa65

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LoudMan wrote on August 7, 2015, 6:45 PM

LOL! Yes. Sometimes I must. I guess.

MegL wrote on August 7, 2015, 6:55 PM

Very clever. Those must take a while to think up. At least, they would for me.

PriscillaKing wrote on August 7, 2015, 7:51 PM

What an insult to that little burro! emoticon :smile:

Paulie wrote on August 7, 2015, 10:48 PM

This is a great poem and I like how you express your meaning. Have you written many acrostic poems before?

CoralLevang wrote on August 8, 2015, 2:30 AM

Thank you, Paulie ! It is my favorite form of poetry to write.

CoralLevang wrote on August 8, 2015, 2:30 AM

*laughs* If the shoe fits? emoticon :winking:

CoralLevang wrote on August 8, 2015, 2:31 AM

MegL Thanks. Actually, for me, it gives me structure and I find them easier to write than other forms.

CoralLevang wrote on August 8, 2015, 2:32 AM

I know...poor thing! emoticon :winking:

DWDavisRSL wrote on August 8, 2015, 10:20 PM

Whomever this poem was written about must have been quite a piece of work.

CoralLevang wrote on August 9, 2015, 10:49 AM

DWDavisRSL Once things are over, I will share who it is. emoticon :winking: But you are right. And I knew it ( gut-feeling) upon meeting him 20 years ago.

DWDavisRSL wrote on August 9, 2015, 12:20 PM

I have a friend whose first wife fits this poem. We tried to warn him but love is blind. When the blinders came off, he suffered through painful divorce. Now he's remarried and they are quite happy and have been for some number of years now.

CoralLevang wrote on August 9, 2015, 12:49 PM

I am hoping the same for the young woman who is going through the same with him. In this case, I don't think it really was love, but a need to find an easy way to independence. She is not someone who stands up to confrontation easily. She jumped from parental situation to control freak situation..... I hope she finds happiness....and that I get to see it in my lifetime.