Here is the last batch of acrostics written by staff members of the Los Angeles Public Library. It’s amazing how a simple exercise like this can add a welcome jot of fun to our daily lives. Thanks to everyone who participated for sharing your photos, your pets, and the quirky, inspiring, and relatable characteristics that make you you. Extra special thanks to the readers and lurkers out there—without you, the circle would be incomplete! Make sure to check out the Literature & Fiction department’s Instagram page for a complete run of these poems, and stay tuned for the next poetry prompt—when you least expect it, expect it!
A ccomplishing goals
N ourishing soul
R evitalizing mind and body
E xpressing and inviting
C ute, white, lovely and friendly
A lways wants to go inside the house and outside.
N ever rejects any treat.
E ven now that she got very sick
L onely sometimes, when Gary is far
A ctive and happy when walking with her in the yard.
M y life is a journey from
A to Z it’s the sum of
Y esterday, and today
R eminisce on the good and bad days
A life to live and give thanks.
A rtistic individual
S he likes to craft into the night
H er dreams and ambitions
L ead her to a beautiful life
E ven when times get tough &
I nsomnia plagues the mind
G od shall prevail
H e’s always right on time
E nergy sustains her throughout her journey
S he doesn’t look back at yesterday
T ime is spent with family and friends
H er love of books has no end
E njoys the sun, the moon and stars
R omantic strums of a guitar.
S harp teeth in your mouth reminds us of “Jaws” movie poster
H appy you and my son are buddies
A nd we enjoy your company on walks
R escued you from a shelter during COVID-19 pandemic
K itchen rugs are your favorite spots to chill out
Y ou wink back at us each time we stare at your puppy eyes
M issing you
O n this rainy day, sitting
U nder the old oak tree…
S hort was your tale, anonymous,
E ver so magnanimous.
D ue to the dereliction of maintenance
A s new forces deform surfaces
N o further updates will be forthcoming
I n perpetuity subject to void etc etc
E very echo fluorescent and converging
L ight waves sifted and combining
L anguidly lost in literature
I loved my childhood oak perch
Z ealously guarded sanctuary