Words are Gifts


Revered and endowed with glittery paraphernalia

Observed by many around the world

Yellow flowers peek through the lot

Adored and adorned in both life and death

Laid in state for all to see, dignity bestowed

Treated and trusted with utmost majesty

Years of service and sacrifice appreciated

This acrostic poem is an opportunity to celebrate a great woman. I have grown to appreciate royalty. This must be a result of the chiefs and queen mothers in every Ghanaian town or village. The queen mothers are matriarchs we celebrate them for their strength and resilience.

Flickr; Jordan23Queen

3 responses to “Royalty”

  1. Lovely. The passing of Queen Elizabeth upset me more than I thought it would.

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  2. Your word choices speak to your theme- majesty, adorned, endowed, bestowed, and more… this piece is a great example of choosing verbs to enhance the topic.

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  3. The form works well with your topic and word choice. Your tone and mood, word choice, and alliteration create a royal piece.

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About Me

I am am Elementary school teacher at an International IB School in Accra, Ghana, West Africa. I write with groups of writers, such as Teach Write.


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