Author: Dave Kingsbury

I'm a retired teacher who now has more time for thinking, reading, writing, making music and blogging ...

Outgoings

Eric buys a treasure map.
X appears to mark the spot.
Putting on his captain's cap,
Eric buys a luxury yacht.
Navigates the ocean blue.
Destination Dosh or bust!
It costs him lots to pay the crew.
Thirty years before the mast!
Until he digs the casket clear.  
Reads the note inside at last:
Eric spent me getting here.

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inspiration: EXPENDITURE from

Random Word Generator

silver bottle breakdown coffee gossip

staying
in 
luxury 
villas
eats
roubles

brave
or 
timid,
tipples
lend 
excitement

build
reliable
edifices
after 
knowing
disaster
only
wants
negligence

cup
of
fire
for
energy
elevation

go
on
spouting,
stop
if 
pouting


These little acrostic poems are based on the first five words that my Random Word Generator threw at me. Coming up with something that makes a little sense - or isn't utter nonsense, at least - is a somewhat strange little struggle I somehow seem to enjoy. 

If enjoy is the right word. This, my inner critic keeps whispering, is never going to work! I mean, who doesn't like proving that miserable little whinge-bag wrong once in a while?

If you, too, fancy a meaningless little challenge why not hit the link in the previous paragraph? I'd really like to read any little acrostic attempts! No worries if line layout is lacking - you could just put the word in brackets afterwards.

Late Promise

Released at last from daily drudgery,
Ethelred put up his weary feet.
Time enough, he sighed, to write that book!
Ideas should flock like fervid flies round meat!
Relaxing in the blazing sun one day -
Excited by some opening-sentence play -
Ethelred, unready, passed away.
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Inspiration: RETIREE from
https://randomwordgenerator.com/