Today’s prompt was one with a twist: write an acrostic poem, but rather than spelling out a word with the first letter of each line, we were challenged to produce something that spelt out a phrase with the first words in each line. You could use whatever you wanted: a line from a poem perhaps, a newspaper headline, a song title… I chose the opening from Dylan Thomas’s Do not go gentle into that good night.
Do good, for as yet goodness is not charged; Not measured, outlawed, quantified or banned. Go graciously, assume the best in everyone, Gentle in hope and grace, for grace is gift. Though Into hellish deepness still I fear I’m sunk, That glimpse of light could draw me to a place, where Good can prevail; though daylight’s darkness grips, Night not a friend, yet a companion still.