Saturday, May 15, 2010

Still in an Acrostic Mood with Immigration Poetry

The acrostic poetic form is second on the list of forms at Robert Lee Brewer's Poetic Asides blog. This form makes me think of childhood, and I occasionally play with it just for fun.

I wrote one last night under the blog title "Does this poem look illegal?" but the poem is called "Everywhere a Native Born." I took poetic license with the word "xenophobic" in it and you can see where I'm going, perhaps. I lean toward acrostics being a good form for political protests. (but changed it later)

Still playing with acrostic today, I riffed off the actual word "xenophobia" in a new poem. Other than to write about the misleading story regarding the bogus boycott of Arizona Tea, I haven't said much about Arizona losing its mind with its show-your-papers law and kicking teachers with accents out of schools.

Letters of the Law
By Nordette N. Adams

X marks your state of being
Exceptionally hostile, so
Nimble with nefarious gestures
Offering a pretense of innocent,
Patriotic
Housekeeping,
Offensively defending
Borders and exploiting fear, pushing
Insular states of mind, so very
Arizona.

© 2010 Nordette N. Adams

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