Simple Things Appreciated: Acrostic Poem

Simple Things Appreciated …


Simple things appreciated are much of the joy of life.
In the early morning when awoken by Robin’s song.
Morning sunrise peeking in my window.
Purple lilac’s sweet fragrance.
Loons calling to each other on the lake.
Every moment of joy with loved ones and all of nature.

Timeless poems.
Ice cold mountain creek water sipped from my hand.
Memories of childhood.
Entertaining antics of the family pet.
Living in the moment.
Each bite of a brownie with fudge icing.
Sincere friendship.
Songs of the woodlands.

All living things.
People who are kind.
Pennies in a mason jar.
Restful nap.
Exercise every day.
Cute baby animals.
Ice cream just beginning to melt around the edges.
Apple cider.
To thine own self be true.
Dawn’s prayer.

simple things appreciated
Dawn’s Prayer

Simple Things Appreciated thoughts came to me after a long dry spell of not writing anything. This ‘writing dry spell’ started to plaque me in mid-October of last year when I began crocheting hats and scarves to give to family members for Christmas.

Actually, it started months before October when I felt the first writer’s block I have ever experienced. I lost all inspiration to write due to a painful event that occurred and left me in confusion and a great sense of loss. I am a spiritually strong woman, so eventually, low energy times begin to rise again and I find myself moving on with renewed faith and love of life.

I hope you enjoy this acrostic poem as much as I did while creating it.  Thank you for reading.

© 2020 Phyllis Doyle Burns

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I am an author on TCE and write mainly in poetry and short stories. I have always liked to write. It is important to me that writing comes from my heart and soul. When writing poetry, if I do not feel a spiritual connection to what I am writing on, I will discard it and go on to something I can connect with on a spiritual level. I live in the moment, I write from the past or beyond the veil. When writing fiction I go with whatever inspires me at the moment - it could be funny, sorrowful, romantic or sometimes done with the use of colloquial language from mountain folk or other cultural regions. I began writing content online in 2007, starting with BellaOnline - A Voice For Women, where I was the Native American Editor, Folklore & Mythology Editor, and the Appalachian Editor. I also wrote articles for The Examiner, Daily Two Cents, and Yahoo. I am currently an author on HubPages. Most of what I write takes a lot of research and I love it. Even if it is a fictional story, I will research for accuracy in whatever it takes to make my characters, their era, their location, etc. become realistic to the reader. I hope you enjoy my works. Thank you for visiting.

10 thoughts on “Simple Things Appreciated: Acrostic Poem

  • February 4, 2020 at 12:49 PM

    Glad and thankful that you are back Phyllis and with such a wonderful piece. I for one enjoy the simple things in life, when I was younger my life seemed to get more complicated and now that I am older I longed for those days when life was simple. Slowly I am reaching out and regaining the simple life and the joy of experiencing simple things in life.

    • February 4, 2020 at 5:26 PM

      Kurt, thank you so much for those kind words. It is good to be back writing again. Lately, the simple things in life are much more important to me. Glad to see you are “reaching out and regaining the simple life” – there is nothing better than appreciating nature, good friends, and, of course, brownies. Take care.

  • February 5, 2020 at 9:00 AM

    Yes. Welcome back. This was a beautiful piece of your soul that you shared with us Phyllis. Thoroughly enjoyed. Hope to see more to come. Great work.

  • February 7, 2020 at 3:13 AM

    Phyllis, this is probably the best acrostic poem I have ever read. I am so glad you overcame your writer’s block and you have overcome the unsettling event. Well done.

  • February 8, 2020 at 8:18 AM

    Phyllis I love acrostic poems and this one snapped me out of my little mental space and back into the vastness of simple joy. It really is the sharing of our poetry that keeps us. All my love, Jamie.

    • February 8, 2020 at 1:09 PM

      Thank you, Jamie. I am so pleased this poem was a joy for you. Yes, I agree wholeheartedly: “It really is the sharing of our poetry that keeps us.” Take care, dear friend.

  • February 4, 2022 at 12:33 PM

    Great acrostic poem, Phyllis! I also find that the simple things are the best. You’ve written a wonderfully evocative piece here and certainly surpassed yourself after your writer’s block. I’ve had a sudden run on poetry, which takes me by surprise as I’m usually a story writer. However, as the muse dictates….!
    Well done!


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