Dr. Louis Pasternak Skullstench: Stealth Poet
Poetry Assignment #11: The Acrostic
My Mom Doesn’t Always Embarrass Me
Mom, I would be an
Orphan without you! [So don’t take a job in some other country]
Thank you for not
Hugging me in public. Or private.
Even when you’re
Right about something, you never rub it in.
(Unlike some people I know. Dad, not that I’m naming names)
I can’t believe you didn’t faint when you read about my parents kissing! Very sneaky to make us write about our ballad topic in the opposite mood.
I’ve been teaching 16 years, Louis. It is difficult to shock me.
Also, have I suggested flowers as a possible topic for you? Tulips are certainly lovely. Just something to consider…