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An Acrostic Poem for My Children and Grand-Daughter


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What is an Acrostic Poem?

An acrostic poem is a type of poetry where the first, last or other letters in a line spell out a particular word or phrase. The most common and simple form of an acrostic poem is where the first letters of each line spell out the word or phrase.

Here, I've used the letters of my children and grand-daughter's names to create an acrostic poem for each of them.

What do you think?


For My First-Born, Quincy

Q is for Quintessential, Quirky, delightfully charming

U is for Uber, Unique, simply outstanding, one-of-a-kind

I is for Inquisitive, curious, full of creative solutions

N is for Noble, an honorable heart

C is for Creative and Capable. You can accomplish so much

Y is for Yearning, a drive to succeed


For My Daughter, Siobhan

S is for Savvy, Sharp and Skilled with know-how

I is for Incredible, Inquisitive and Impressive, an outstanding talent

O is for Optimistic and Original, pioneering in thought

B is for Beautiful and Bewitching, leaving me in your thrall

H is for Hopeful and Humorous, master of comedy

A is for Ambitious and Alluring, so attractive

N is for Neat, carefully organized


For My Youngest Son, Nicholas

N is for Noble, self-sacrificing

I is for Immaculate and Independent, striving for perfection

C is for Clever, Cool, and Comforting, you've got a fine style

H is for Happy and Humorous, sparkling wit

O is for Outstanding, excelling beyond others

L is for Learned and Lively, the life of the party

A is for Attentive, paying heed to others' needs

S is for Spectacular Smile, truly remarkable. Shine brightly.


For My Grand-Daughter, Kehlani

K is for Kooky and Keen, abounding with enthusiasm

E is for Excellent, of the finest character

H is for Hyperactive, perpetually on the move

L is for Limitless Leader, where you go others will follow

A is for Abilities, for you are blessed with many

N is for Noble, an honorable heart

I is for Important, Illustrious and Intelligent, quickness of mind


© 2017 Gina Welds


Kenneth Avery from Hamilton, Alabama on September 11, 2017:


Simply beautiful. Every word. So well-written; touching. Thank you for sharing such a sensitive piece.

So glad to have met you.


Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on June 02, 2017:

Gina, these are awesome. I hope your children have read them and appreciate how loved they are!

Gina Welds (author) from Tampa, Florida on May 14, 2017:

Thank you, everyone, for your kind words. Manatita, I will take you up on the challenge. Thanks for the Hub post. I will check it out.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on April 30, 2017:

Gina, recording all the virtues of your children and granddaughter in an acrostic poem is a work to be cherished. Great job, not only for now, but also in their future moments of reflection.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on April 29, 2017:

Very well done acrostic poetry, Gina. A fine tribute to your beautiful family. I have written quite a few acrostic poems and find it an enjoyable challenge.

manatita44 from london on April 29, 2017:

https://hubpages.com/literature/She-Lost-Her-Sacre... The acrostic. I had to search for it.

manatita44 from london on April 29, 2017:

It is not only an excellent but a charming piece and expressing well the joy of family mixed with the sweet innocence of the young. Amen to you and the children are so beautiful!

Your attempt at the acrostic is cool. A great effort! Try the one where you are not describing the letters, but using them as words to enhance the flow of the poetry.

Venkatachari M from Hyderabad, India on April 28, 2017:

Very beautiful and nice. They really look very lovely and smart. Happy to see your love towards them. My blessings to all.

Janis Leslie Evans from Washington, DC on April 27, 2017:

These are beautiful, Gina. Your love and admiration for your children and grandchild shine through mightily. Thank you for sharing them with us. Yes, I've tried an acrostic poem or two. They are fun. I believe the one on HP was a response to a challenge about expressing our personality traits.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on April 27, 2017:

This was so cleverly penned. I love it. I wrote an acrostic poem a long time ago, now I have the urge to write another one. Thank you. You have a lovely family!

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