Acrostics and haiku

Here are the two poems I wrote today that I like the most.

This first one is an acrostic about freedom.

Love of liberty drove

Early patriots

To declare independence


From tyrants.

Resisting usurpations, with sword’s

Edge and rifle’s power,

Earned a free land.

Do we deserve such men and women?

Or do we instead

Merit lives of quiet desperation?


Roll on, beautiful land!

Ignite fires of patriotism that will

Never die in our hearts!

Give light to darkness!


This second is a haiku.

You are my housepet,

good for warm laps and food too.

You may now pet me.

Can you tell what that one is about?

In other news, I will now go do my NaNoWriMo, or in my case, NaNoReviMo, project. I will be editing The Cabin for this month’s project.

I’ll report later.

About jaredgarrett

Jared Garrett is the author of Beat, a YA scifi thriller, and its forthcoming sequel, both published by Future House Publishing. A new series, debuting in January 2016 and also published by Future House, kicks off with Lakhoni, a fast-paced rescue adventure in a world reminiscent of Aztec culture, to be released in January 2016. He self-published Beyond the Cabin, a novelization of his childhood in a cult, in December 2014. Both Beat and Beyond the Cabin were Whitney Award nominees, and his story Song of the Wind, received honorable mention in the Writers of the Future contest. In addition to writing, he's spent fifteen years in adult education and is an accomplished public speaker and workshop leader.
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