A Writer’s Acrostic Poems by Catherine Castle


April begins the Writer’s Digest Poem A Day (PAD) challenge. I often participate in it, using the prompts as a jumping off point for poems.

I love poetry and poetic forms. The acrostic is one of my favorite forms. So, following the theme of writing, I’ve decided share a couple of writing related acrostic poems. Hope you enjoy them.



© Catherine Castle


Putting a rear in the chair

Requires determination.

Obstinate excuses just

Cause you to vacillate and

Ruminate on proposed

Actions. Take a firm, clear

Stand on your dreams and

Tackle those jobs that

Intimidate you. Allow

No nay saying. You must

Act on your dreams. Don’t

Take the easy way out.

If you do, you’ll never

Overtake your potential, and

No one will know your name.


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It’s not a computer, but I loved the picture of this old typewriter so much I had to use it with this poem. After all some of the best classic books were pounded out on a typewriter.

The Writer

© Catherine Castle


Watching the monitor

Roll I dream of novels as

I struggle with verb

Tenses and phrases

Encroaching on my

Real writer’s block.



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© Catherine Castle


Bibliophilia. I have this bug. An

Infectious disease that knows no

Bounds. I nurse it, fascinated,

Letting it rule me, this overwhelming

Illness that sounds like it should make

Others run from me, screaming and

Pounding pavement, trying to escape the

Hellish malady. It stems from paper,

Ink and words, and is spreading as

Letters pour from tomes to e-books.

I embrace it, filling up my Kindle

As an addict fills up his veins.

What about you? Do you write poetry?

About the Author

Multi-award-winning author Catherine Castle loves writing, reading, traveling, singing, theatre, and quilting. She’s a passionate gardener whose garden won a “Best Hillside Garden” award from the local gardening club. She writes sweet and inspirational romances. You can find her books The Nun and the Narc, A Groom for Mama, Bidding on the Bouquet and Trying Out for Love boxed set on Amazon.






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2 Responses to A Writer’s Acrostic Poems by Catherine Castle

  1. Beth Carter says:

    What a fun post! I love your poems. I’ve written a few poems and have even had a few published. My favorite form is the traditional, three-line Japanese haiku but my published poems were couplets.

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