Writing 201 : Poetry — Old Piano

Today’s theme and task is: Gift, Acrostic, Simile

old Piano

Out of tune,
Long gone the gift of touch,
Dangling cobwebs all over.

Pieces of music sheets scattered,
In the house that once were,
As old as time,
No warm touch on ivory keys,
Only dust covered.

A little note on practice : I must say today’s theme is tough. I read up on simile and it’s a close cousin of metaphors. I use them often without thinking much. Although at times it’s difficult to express in English, I’m so glad this course is tremendously helpful in improving my language and writing forms.

The Lonely Satellite

Eternal entity
Never looked back
Drifting endlessly
Up and away from home
Ran out of course
Alone floating in space
No one came finding
Cold hot it does not feel
Enduring time, the lonely satellite


My first attempt at acrostic poem is inspired by this week’s Stellar and Lunar Challenge Roundup #14 (Aug 20) themed Enduring/Endurance.

Stellar and Lunar Challenge is hosted by Sarah once a week every Thursday on her blog tuckedintoacorner.

*Photo credited to http://www.iphonebackgrounds.org/