Acrostic Poetry • An acrostic poem takes a word, sentence, or phrase and makes the first letter of each the first line of a poem. By Tonya Strickland A Croc Acrostic by Avis Harley Crackerjack-attacker Reptile-in-my-dream Old-mythmaker Carnivore-supreme Open-opportunist Dragon-eye-agleam Inner-grinner Lizard-wizard Enemy-extreme! Summer: An Alphabet Acrostic by Steven Schnur Close by A glittering Blue lake, high In the mountains, Nestles a fishing lodge. Night by Mrs. Thwaits Nestled snuggly in my bed I hear crickets chirping. Go to sleep! Husband snoring. Tumbling into dreamland.