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Acrostics

An acrostic is a poem in which the first (or sometimes, the last) letter of each line spells out a word or phrase.

Affordable Home

Submitted by Janine on 1 January 2019 at 12:19

Apartments and unfurnished
Flats rented or retailed for a small
Fortune, unfortunately unaffordable
Out of the price range, out of
Reach of those who need a place to call 'fixed abode'
Dictionary defines 'affordable'
Adjective: within one's financial means; not
Beyond the budget; not so dear that
Landed gentry and lottery lucksters only need apply for
Extensive, expensive accommodation eloquently extolled as 'affordable': adjective

'Having a cost that is not too high', too
Opulent, over-the-top, off-the-scale, or obviously obscene
Market-mangled meaning strangles
English language

Liberation

Submitted by Janine on 12 December 2016 at 11:51

Looks like this, does it, liberation?
Isolated from supplies, routes closed, blown from the skies
Barrel bombs bowled along alleys
Enclaved civilians tweet from their graves, farewells from beneath
Rubble, the stones where their homes used to be
Aleppo cries, crumbles, defeated, they see
Tyranny returning, triumphant, burning
Inhabitants gathered, culled, or running for their lives
Out of the city, fleeing as they wouldn't if they had actually been freed
No, this is not what liberation looks like.

Recovery

Submitted by Janine on 5 May 2016 at 14:02

Ring the AA, I need roadside recovery
Ever since the last services, I've been craving like buggery
Carling is calling - I'm sweating like a sauna
Off-licences are dealers on every corner
Very important you come right away
Emergency service that's here come what may
Recite me a mantra, the steps that I've been on
You're among friends now - a hard shoulder to lean on