Enigma – An Acrostic Plus poem

Enigma

You were awkward from the first conversation
Opinionated and judgmental
Understanding nothing of what I said

Arranged to meet with many
Reservations, but was intrigued
Even bought a new dress

And who would have believed it?
No overstated opinions or arrogance 

I cannot even remember what I ate

We talked and laughed until dawn
Having sipped on many a martini

We both had difficulty leaving
And clung to each other, what was the harm?
Sprinkled in fairy dust we floated in a fantasia


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Lillian is hosting D'Verse Poets tonight and has prompted us
with a puzzle and acrostic poetry.  the first letter of each line
spells out a word and if you write an acrostic plus poem the last
letter of each line is the resulting word that brings it together.
I hope mine makes sense to you ☺️


Image by StockSnap from Pixabay 

  33 comments for “Enigma – An Acrostic Plus poem

  1. Christine Bolton
    August 28, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    Thank you! I appreciate it ☺️💕

  2. August 28, 2021 at 8:48 pm

    Perfect!

    • Christine Bolton
      August 28, 2021 at 11:00 pm

      Thank you! I appreciate it ☺️💕

  3. sanaarizvi
    August 26, 2021 at 6:03 pm

    This is gorgeously gorgeously rendered! I especially resonate with; “We both had difficulty leaving/And clung to each other, what was the harm?” So often it is that one doesn’t realize when the relationship becomes too much to bear.. 💝💝

    • Christine Bolton
      August 26, 2021 at 7:59 pm

      Thank you so much Sanaa. ☺️❤️ You are correct about that feeling. It works well on the first few dates when things feel right but the familiarity of the feeling can misguide us later on in the relationship. Familiarity breeds contempt (😳😦)

  4. August 26, 2021 at 1:56 pm

    Fantastic acrostic plus!
    I am particularly smitten with this line “I cannot even remember what I ate”. There is an absence in that line (can’t remember) but the line is also absolutely pregnant with meaning!
    And then you end with fairy dust and fantasia….wow! You are an enigma…..the sense of what happens here within the poem! So glad you posted to the prompt!

    • Christine Bolton
      August 26, 2021 at 7:55 pm

      Oh Lillian you are so kind to me. I was thinking as you did about how we concentrate so hard on different forms of poetry that we sometimes lose the beautiful language of the poem. I was nervous about this one so I am thrilled that you think it worked! Thank you! ☺️❤️🌺

  5. August 26, 2021 at 7:25 am

    Romantic relationships can be enigmatic and complicated…caution advised. Great acrostic plus, Christine!

    • Christine Bolton
      August 26, 2021 at 6:19 pm

      Thank you so much Lynn. Yes you are absolutely correct! ☺️💕🌺

  6. August 25, 2021 at 7:47 pm

    Quite romantic! 😀

    • Christine Bolton
      August 25, 2021 at 8:31 pm

      Thank you Sunra ☺️

  7. August 25, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    Love the message and theme. Hope the fantastic beginning result to the good ending.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 25, 2021 at 8:31 pm

      Thank you Grace. ☺️💕

  8. August 25, 2021 at 2:54 pm

    Such enigma, I hope there is something as good inside as the outside promises.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 25, 2021 at 5:05 pm

      Personally I have learned to go with first impressions. That gut instinct rarely lets you down. ☺️😳

  9. Beverly Crawford
    August 25, 2021 at 12:55 pm

    I once met a charming enigma. It took me a year to realize there was nothing behind the facade!

    • Christine Bolton
      August 25, 2021 at 5:07 pm

      Yes Bev. I can relate. The opinionated, arrogant man I described, could definitely charm and be so sweet, yet the opinions and arrogance never went away. First impressions should never be ignored 😧

  10. August 25, 2021 at 11:27 am

    Enigmas are fascinating to contemplate … love this.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 25, 2021 at 12:38 pm

      Thanks Helen. Some people really are an enigma ☺️

  11. August 25, 2021 at 9:36 am

    Oh the tale spells out the enigmatic so well. Awesome work, CB.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 25, 2021 at 12:35 pm

      Thanks Ron. As Lillian said when you take on a challenge like this the poetry may suffer just a bit 🤣 I think she was right when I read mine back. Lol

  12. August 25, 2021 at 6:44 am

    Wonderful poem, Christine. I had never seen one with the ending letters. We all hope for magical moments like you described. And yes, I like the old rom-com movies with Tom Hanks and/or Meg Ryan.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 25, 2021 at 7:46 am

      Thank you Regina. Yes I always enjoy those movies too. Lighthearted rom-coms ☺️❤️

  13. August 24, 2021 at 11:07 pm

    Aww, this is adorable. I’ve certainly had some of these moments myself, even in friendships. 😀

    • Christine Bolton
      August 25, 2021 at 12:07 am

      Thanks so much Lucy. It happens ☺️💕

  14. August 24, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    Wonderful! I love it 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      August 25, 2021 at 12:08 am

      Thanks so much Paula ☺️💕

  15. August 24, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    I love it when it works out that way. Good for them!

    • Christine Bolton
      August 24, 2021 at 11:06 pm

      Thanks Lisa ☺️ Yes me too!

      • August 24, 2021 at 11:13 pm

        You’re welcome 🙂

  16. August 24, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    Very well done with the acrostic poem and it’s message. Lovely poem Christine

    • Christine Bolton
      August 24, 2021 at 11:01 pm

      Thank you as always dear Sadje 🥰🌺

      • August 25, 2021 at 12:51 am

        You’re welcome my dear

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