Writing 201: Acrostic – Hugo Reyes / Bellerophon

Today’s word is trust: write a poem in which you address, reflect on, or tell a story about the feeling of trusting or being trusted by another (person, animal, object, potted plant…). Or about distrusting them (or not being trusted yourself).

Today’s form: acrostic
An acrostic is any poem in which the first (or last) letters of each line combine to spell out a word or a phrase, or follow the order of the alphabet.

Again based on my upcoming novel excerpts of which are here

Hugo Reyes

Happenstance he took a chance

Undid let slip, fools in leadership

Given no reason to trust in a system not fussing

Over the unexplained deaths of the men who her left

Return he was ordered, you’ll be praised, indeed lauded

Even his best friend said thus, but he couldn’t even pretend to trust

Youthful, wise beyond his years, relied on his instincts, feelings, fears

Evaded, buried, disguised; he deported to live under Hackney skies

So again, “once more unto the breach dear friends”


By a crime, undimmed by time

Enter our protagonist, warrior now pacifist

Living his peaceful life, recalled to the strife

Laid low by mistake, by a messaged faked

Enter the beast, and carnage with ease

Relieved and disabused, devices defused

Onward our hero, his enemies draw nearer

Perhaps time has come to do what must be done

Honour restore’d, a task long ignore’d

Of the future tis clear

No. Shelter. Here

My Best Event

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