GoldFish-An Acrostic

Glowering through the glass bowl
Oggling with hungry eyes
Looking for an escape route
Determined to break free
Finding no way out
Is like most things in life
Stay put and do your best
Home is what you make it.

© 2019, Willy B. All rights reserved.

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Willy B
I have been writing for a few years now and I think I am ready to put some of my poetry out there with the hope that other writers will help me to achieve my goal of publishing a poetry book, one day.
Goldfish-An Acrostic

7 thoughts on “Goldfish-An Acrostic

  • August 30, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    Could you change oggling to ogling instead? As the meaning is to ogle.

    ‘Home is what you make of it’ applies more to humans than goldfish. Pet owners add little extras in goldfish bowls and aquarium tanks. Castles and mermaid statues and so on. Whether this is really a kindness is difficult to say, but I see the sentiment that goldfish are captives, rather than pets like dogs and cats. Prisoners stay in prison and sometimes decorate their prison cells in whatever way they can or are allowed to do. What can a goldfish do with just a bowl of water?

    • August 31, 2019 at 10:32 am

      Thanks, Denis

      I’m still laughing at your very funny summary. Your reviews are very helpful, most welcome and enjoyable.

      Thanks for being there to catch my elementary mistakes such as “Oggling,” I’ll change that.

  • August 13, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    I like the desperate-to-leave feeling you set up, then squash it with the imperative to make the best of where you are. A well-constructed acrostic.

  • August 13, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    Hello Willy B

    This is a very nice poem and so short also. Please, Sir excuse my English I am still learning.

    Acrostic poems seem very nice and have a story in them also. I like this and maybe I will try to write one.

    You are right what you say about home is what you make it.

    Thank you


    • August 18, 2019 at 11:25 am

      Thank you, Ambot.

      Yes, my friend, you should try. If you need any help with it just send me a PM and I’ll do my best to help you out.

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