Crime Acrostic Poems

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These are a selection of acrostic poems I made up:

(for the next 2, the crime verses are the same, for repetition!)

Knife Crime

Killings

Now very "popular"

Incidental?

For saftey, for protection

Emotionally slaughtering the family

Crying

Running

Incredibly...

MAD!

Eager to see Death..

Violent Crime

Very hard to describe

Intruiging? No

Over-powering

Lonliness causes this.

Eager to please

"Noooo!"

Tearing of hearts...

Crying

Running

Incredibly...

MAD!

Eager to see Death..

Hate Crime

Hate

Absolutely...

Terrible

Emotionally helpless

Crying

Running

Incredibly...

MAD!

Eager to see hurt...

Burglery

(I'm being the burgler here)

Bins? Nah

Upstairs drawer?

Ringing the doorbell? No, not for me...

Good, I've gotten through

Live, Laugh, Love, Burgle

Eeeeh... That's more like it!

Really annoying to the home, I know

Yes! I've got it...

Comments (4)

  • Arnhem-Wharf-logo-250x250.jpg mindful_skill | Arnhem Wharf Primary School
    21 Feb 2019

    Well done. You could’ve extended the verses. It was a bit too short.

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    1. Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg content_lemon | Boutcher C of E Primary School
      mindful_skill's comment 21 Feb 2019

      Acrostic poems are meant to be short! I didn’t want it to sound lengthy.

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      1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
        content_lemon's comment 21 Feb 2019

        Acrostic poems are often short and snappy. How did you decide what content to include in a shorter poem?

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        1. Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg content_lemon | Boutcher C of E Primary School
          Tiff @ the BNC's comment 21 Feb 2019

          First of all, I guess I had to think about what I actually wanted to say. I knew that acrostic poems don’t have to (if ever) rhyme, having written one published in a book before, and I tried to think about the different perspectives: e.g. the family, the actual victim and the person committing the crime - explaining why I did the last one as though I’m the burglar. I found this quite interesting, because normally, we only think “Oh, poor them” or “Gosh! Why would they do that?” Not really answering the question. Although I didn’t actually include this in the poem, (except how they are “eager to see death and hurt”) I think I definitely thought about it - one way or another! Making the poster beforehand also helped because it gave me the chance to look back so that I actually know what I’m doing. As you say, Acrostic Poems are meant to be short, so I did have to bear that in mind. (Though, I had to go over it again and edit once or twice; it was simply repeating the same thing - but not a good example of repetition)

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